Track and Field


SPORTS 4/17/18 11:42pm

Hitting the ground running

Looking back at the season so far, the women’s track and field team has succeeded in many endeavors, and has many noteworthy competitors that embody what it means to be a Phoenix athlete. 


SPORTS 5/9/16 1:28pm

Column: 2nd CAA win leaves no doubt: women's track & field best program at Elon

You’ve seen them running through campus by the half-dozen, usually staying tight together. You’ve seen them wearing their team gear to class, or to lunch, or to other athletic events. And Saturday — if you were there — you saw the Elon University women’s track and field team win its second Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Track & Field Championship in two tries, defending its title at home. If there was any doubt before, there’s no denying what they’ve believed the entire time.


SPORTS 5/9/16 1:21pm

400m hurdle sweep lifts women's track to 2nd-straight CAA title

The start of the 400-meter hurdles race made Elon University head women’s track and field coach Mark Elliston pace around the field at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Track & Field Championships Saturday afternoon. The 10-year coach at Elon mumbled, “This is big,” knowing that Elon held just a five-point lead over James Madison University entering the race.


SPORTS 5/4/16 10:00am

Veteran runners lead track & field in defense of CAA crown

Mark Elliston, director of Elon University’s women’s track and field, has cautioned the Elon community to not miss the Phoenix’s defense of its Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship. “What we’ve done through the year is get them ready for this very moment that we’re about to come to and I believe they’re as ready as they’ve ever been,” he said. Track and field picked up Elon’s lone conference championship last year in its debut season in the CAA, behind junior distance runner Kimberly Johansen’s Most Outstanding Track Athlete of the Meet performance.


NEWS 5/5/15 10:34pm

Track and Field on the rise after winning CAA Championships

Led by a core group of returners and bolstered by young talent, the Elon University women’s track and field team completed its first season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association with a first place finish in the CAA Outdoor Championships. Elon finished with a total of 150 points, beating out host College of William & Mary, which finished with 134.5 points.


NEWS 4/21/15 7:00am

Track and field shines in first home meet in 9 years

For the first time in nearly a decade, the Elon University women’s track and field team experienced what it was like to compete where it practiced. The recently renovated Jerry and Jeanne Robertson Track and Field Complex hosted the Phoenix Invitational Saturday, April 18, in which the Phoenix won nine titles. Elon hosted a mix of collegiate teams, non-collegiate track programs and unaffiliated athletes, with men’s and women’s competitions happening in all events.


NEWS 1/17/15 10:16pm

Elon track and field has strong showing at Liberty Open

The Elon University women’s track and field team had a strong performance at this weekend’s Liberty Open in Lynchburg, Va. Freshman Emily Dixon won the pentathlon title with a total score of 3,435 points, winning three out of five events- 60 meter hurdles, high jump and shot put. In the shot put, sophomore Bre’anna Warren won with a personal best of 44’ 4.25”, the second best mark in school history.


NEWS 5/31/14 11:10am

Elon track competes at NCAA East Prelims

The Elon University women's track and field team had a program-record five athletes compete at this week's NCAA East Preliminaries at the University of North Florida. Freshman Jennifer Esposito and senior Allyson Oram each moved up in the national rankings and improved their times in their respective events.


NEWS 5/22/14 5:03pm

Five Elon athletes qualify for NCAA Track Prelims

More Elon University track and field athletes will run at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round than ever before when five members of the Phoenix team head to Jacksonville, Fla., May 29-31. Senior Bria Bell will run in the 400-meters, freshman Jennifer Esposito in the 400-meter hurdles, sophomore Sydney Griffin in the 100-meter hurdles and Allyson Oram in the 10,000-meters.


NEWS 5/17/14 12:28am

Elon track sets personal records in Raleigh

Three personal records were set by the Elon University women’s track and field team May 19 at the Wolfpack Last Chance Qualifier in Raleigh, N.C. Sophomore Sydney Griffin set a new record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.56.