Western alum Lauryn Carlton wins CAA title at indoor track and field championships for Elon

By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Elon’s Lauryn Carlton won the team’s first individual title of the Coastal Athletic Association indoor track and field championships last week at The Armory in New York.

Carlton, a Western Alamance alum, won the weight throw with a season-best mark of 60 feet, 2 inches. It marked the fifth-year competitor’s first regular-season or postseason top spot in the weight throw.

Lauryn Carlton

Carlton’s winning toss came on her second attempt after a foul on her first attempt. Hampton’s Abria Smith was second at 60-½ and Elon’s Kaitlin McGoogan placed third at 58-8¾.

Carlton was 15th in the shot put at 40-11¾.

Defending champion Elon finished second in the team standings with 95 points behind champion Northeastern’s 119½ in the two-day meet.

The Phoenix also had a first-place finish from the distance medley relay with Hannah Miller, Meghan Wilcox, Alison Hodgson and Leandra Lorenz.

Runner-up spots for Elon went to Jette Beermann (mile and 3,000) and Piper Jons (400).