Catching up with Elisia Lancaster, who bombed another hammer PR in a recent meet in Lawrence, Kan.
Lancaster, a Delsea graduate and now a junior at Southern Illinois, only had two legal throws out of six attempts but surpassed 200 feet for the first time – and second time – in her life.
She opened with a 207-11 and after three straight fouls hit 207-5 on her fifth throw. She finished by fouling again.
Lancaster began the spring with a hammer PR of 182-2 from a meet at Towson in Maryland from the spring of 2019, when she threw for Rowan College / Gloucester County. She transferred to Towson but only competed indoors and this spring had four meets in the 190’s before her breakthrough at Kansas.
Lancaster now ranks No. 42 in all of NCAA Division 1 and No. 19 in the West Region. She also ranks No. 39 among all U.S. women on the IAAF United States list.
Lancaster also threw 194-2 at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships this past weekend at her home facility in Carbondale, Ill.