Elon Women’s Track Phoenix Posts Personal Bests and Top Marks at Aggie Invite

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Elon University women’s track and field team had athletes set new personal-best and top times in the Colonial Athletic Association performance list as the Phoenix competed at the Aggie Invitational on Saturday, April 10, at the Irwin Belk Track Complex.


Scolasticah Kemei ran the third-fastest time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as the Eldoret, Kenyan, native clocked a time of 10:43.75 to take gold in the race. Her time is also the best in the CAA so far in the event this season.

In the 400-meter dash, the Phoenix had a trio of athletes set new personal bests in the race. Piper Jons was Elon’s top finisher in the race with a time of 56.26 in 13th while Aliya Barrows was 16th with her time of 57.54. Amelia Heinbaugh was 21st overall with a time of 59.37.

Madson George finished third overall in the pole vault with a cleared height of 3.60m. Elyse King set a new personal-best in the long jump with a mark of 5.59m and was third overall. Linn Hertz Saebboe was fourth overall with a mark of 5.59m while Alyssa Zee was fifth at her leap of 5.51m.

Nuria Menendez Sanchez was third in the javelin with a throw of 35.34m. Kathleen Collins was fourth overall in the discus throw with a mark of 47.29m while Lauryn Carlton was seventh with a throw of 44.54m.

King also set a new personal-best in the triple jump with a leap of 11.64m and was eighth overall. Kayla Clark ran a time of 14.42 in the 100-meter hurdles – moving into the program’s top-10 performance list.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Riley Drometer was Elon’s top runner as the sophomore came across the line with a time of 1:04.38 – moving her into the program’s top-10 performance list.

The Phoenix’s Melissa Anastasakis competed a

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Elon will split for meets at the Virginia Challenge and at the JMU Invite next weekend, April 16-17.