Sports Briefs - Feb. 29 2012
Track and field finishes fifth at SoCon Indoor Champinonships
The Elon track and field team placed fifth at the Southern Conference Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 23-24. The team finished with six new school records and one title.
Freshman Louise Prevoteau won the women’s 800-meter run pentathlon with an Elon-record time of 2:19.55. Sophomore Veronica Luedke was second, running the event in 2:22.76.
The 4x400-meter relay team, comprised of Luedke, sophomore Bria Bell, junior Christine Pacewicz and senior Amy Salek finished third in the event with a school-record time of 3:49.14.
Sophomore Charlise Morgan (weight throw), Luedke (60-meter hurdles), junior Emily Tryon (3000-meter run) and sophomore Allyson Oram (5000-meter run) also set new Elon records.
Men’s golf finishes 16th at Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate tourney
With a three-round score of 943 (322-319-302), the Elon Phoenix men’s golf team finished in 16th-place at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, S.C., Feb. 20-21.
Sophomore John Somers had the best score for the Phoenix with a three-round total of 230 (81-74-75), tied for 28th in the field of 90 golfers.
Senior Tanner Norton finished tied for 49th with a 234 (77-82-75) and redshirt sophomore Blayze DiPasquale shot a 238 (83-80-75) to earn 66th place.
Georgia State University freshman Damon Stephenson finished first with a 216 (72-71-73), and the Panthers won the tournament with an overall 892 (297-294-301).
The Phoenix’s next match is March 5-6 at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C.
Women’s tennis continues winning streak with three victories at home
The Elon women’s tennis team swept a triple-header Feb. 25 by defeating Queens University 7-0, Winston-Salem State University 7-0 and Meredith College 5-0, and now sits at 8-2 on the season by winning their fourth, fifth and sixth straight matches.
Against Queens, sophomore doubles team Jordan Johnston and Frida Jansaker claimed the doubles point with an 8-1 victory over Erin Williams and Christina Rustscheff. The Phoenix swept their singles matches, getting wins from Johnston, junior Briana Berne, freshman Maria Camara Ruiz, senior Kaylyn Smialek, freshman Katy Canada and freshman Barbora Lazarova. Berne and Camara Ruiz added a doubles match victory.
Against Winston-Salem State, Johnston and Jansaker won their doubles match again, while Lazarova, Jansaker, Canada and Smialek all won singles matches.
Berne and Camara Ruiz won the lone doubles match against Meredith, and the Phoenix got singles victories from Lazarova, Jansaker, Canada and Smialek.
Men’s tennis splits double-header
The Elon men’s tennis team split a double-header Feb. 25, defeated Queens University 6-1 then dropped a 4-3 decision to South Carolina State University.
The doubles team of sophomore Cameron Silverman and freshman Jordan Kaufman was one of three pairs that won to help sweep the doubles matches, defeating Raahil Dhruva and Christaan Lee-Daigle 8-4 in the one spot. Sophomore Andrew Prince, freshman Juan Madrid, freshman Christopher Geaslen and junior Carlos Arboleda won singles matches for Elon.
South Carolina State won a close match, taking the doubles point by winning two of the three matches. Senior Eric Turner and Silverman won the lone doubles match for the Phoenix, while Silverman, Prince and freshman Stefan Fortmann won singles matches.
The team will open Southern Conference play March 3 at College of Charleston.