Elon Track and Field Set for ECAC Indoor Championships

ELON, N.C. – The Elon University women’s track and field team is set to conclude its 2020 indoor season competing at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Indoor Championships this weekend, March 7-8, hosted at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.

• Live results of the meet will be provided by going to the Phoenix’s schedule page at elonphoenix.com.
• For all other information about the meet, visit the ECAV Champion Central page at ecacsports.com.

• The acronym ECAC is short for Eastern College Athletic Conference. According to the ECAC website, it “is the nation’s largest athletic conference and only multi-divisional conference, with approximately 300 member institutions ranging across 16 states from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Wisconsin.”
• This will be the sixth year that the Phoenix will compete at the ECACs. Elon competes in the ECAC for its indoor championship meet due to the Colonial Athletic Association not sponsoring indoor track and field.
• Last season, Elon finished 24th overall at the meet with 13 points scored.

• Elon is scheduled to have 12 athletes represent the Phoenix at the ECACs this weekend in Boston.
• The individual athletes scheduled to compete includes Maria Ahm (5,000-meters), Melissa Anastasakis (one-mile), Aliya Barrows (400-meters), Skylar Barthelmes (shot put, weight throw), Charlotte Bradsher (weight throw), Lauryn Carlton (shot put, weight throw), Jordan Haywood (60-meters, 200-meters), Scolasticah Kemei (3,000-meters), Moira O’Malley (high jump), Hannah Preeo (3,000-meters), Kristine Strazdite (shot put) and Alyssa Zee (60-meters, 200-meters).
• The Phoenix will also have a pair of relay teams race at the meet in the 4×800-meters and the distance medley relay.
• Going into the meet, O’Malley is the highest-ranked Phoenix athlete in her individual event, sitting 19th overall on the ECAC performance list. Anastasakis is next at 22nd in the one-mile.

• The Phoenix’s slate begins on Saturday, March 7, at 11:15 a.m. with the women’s 60-meter trials. The first field event for Elon starts at 2 p.m. with the women’s high jump.
• On Sunday, the meet begins with the women’s 60-meter final for those who qualify. Women’s shot put kicks off the field events on the final day for the Phoenix at 2 p.m. Below is a full breakdown of Elon’s schedule for the weekend.

Saturday, March 7
• 11:15 a.m. Women’s 60-meter trials (Zee, Haywood)
• 11:55 a.m. Women’s one-mile trials (Anastasakis)
• 12:45 p.m. Women’s 60-meters semifinals (TBD)
• 1:05 p.m. Women’s 400-meters trials (Barrows)
• 2:00 p.m. Women’s high jump (O’Malley)
• 2:00 p.m. Women’s weight throw (Barthelmes, Bradsher, Carlton)
• 3:20 p.m. Women’s 200-meters trials (Zee, Haywood)
• 4:20 p.m. Women’s 5000-meters (Ahm)
• 6:00 p.m. Women’s 4×800-meters (Stephanie Lair, Anna Twomey, Ashley Irby, Emily Smith)

Sunday, March 8
• 10:30 a.m. Women’s 3000m unseeded
• 11:30 a.m. Women’s 60-meters final (TBD)
• 11:45 a.m. Women’s one-mile final (TBD)
• 12:00 p.m. Women’s 400-meters final (TBD)
• 12:00 p.m. Women’s shot put (Strazdite, Barthelmes, Carlton)
• 12:45 p.m. Women’s 200-meters final (TBD)
• 1:15 p.m. Women’s 3000-meters final (Preeo, Kemei)
• 1:50 p.m. Women’s DMR final (TBD)
• 2:30 p.m. Women’s 4x800m final (TBD)

The Phoenix shifts its attention to the outdoor season as Elon will split for meets at the Charlotte Classic and at the High Point Invite on March 20-21.