Delsea graduate Elisia Lancaster, a senior at Southern Illinois, opened her 2022 outdoor season with a PR in the hammer throw in a meet in Murray, Ky.
Lancaster threw 208-5 at the Margaret Simmons Invitational at Hamilton Field about a half mile from the Murray State University campus. Her previous PR was a 207-11 from last April at the Rock Chalk Classic in Lawrence, Kans.
Post-graduate Deanna Price, the American record holder, a two-time Olympic finalist and the 2019 world champion, won the event with a throw of 237-6.
Southern Illinois teammates Shauniece O’Neal and Lancaster placed 2nd and 3rd, O’Neal with a throw of 214-3 and Lancaster with her 208-5. They are the top two marks in Southern Illinois history and they rank No. 6 and No. 12 in NCAA Division 1 so far this spring.
Lancaster, who placed 10th at the NCAA Championships in Birmington two weeks ago in the weight throw, now ranks No. 12 among U.S. women.