Track and Field

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

5/9/16 1:21pm

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 ...

Veteran runners lead track & field in defense of CAA crown

5/4/16 10:00am

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.

Track & field starts title defense with high levels of competition

2/11/16 10:00am

The only Elon University team to win a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship is ready to defend its title. Bur before the women’s track and field team goes for back-to-back outdoor championships, the team must mentally prepare itself for the long indoor season and entire outdoor season.

Track and Field on the rise after winning CAA Championships

5/5/15 10:34pm

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.

Track and field shines in first home meet in 9 years

4/21/15 7:00am

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.

Elon track and field has strong showing at Liberty Open

1/17/15 10:16pm

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.

Elon track competes at NCAA East Prelims

5/31/14 11:10am

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.

Five Elon athletes qualify for NCAA Track Prelims

5/22/14 5:03pm

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.

Elon track sets personal records in Raleigh

5/17/14 12:28am

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.

Flying under the radar: Elon women's track excelling

4/16/14 11:27am

Aside from football, what Elon University athletic team has the greatest number of athletes? The answer might surprise you: women’s track and field. The track team, led by eight-year head coach Mark Elliston, is in the midst of the outdoor portion of its schedule, which runs from late March through May.