PHILADELPHIA – Recent Saint Joseph’s women’s track and field graduate Elaine Estes has been voted onto the 2019 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Women’s Track and Field Team.
In order to be eligible for Academic All-Area accolades, a student-athlete must be in at least her second year at her institution and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better. Voting is conducted among the sports information offices of 30 schools in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Estes served as a team captain for the Hawks and turned in a 10th-place finish in the 5000m at the ECAC Outdoor Championships and a 12th-place finish in the 10,000m at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships this season. She also ran personal bests in the 5000m at the Penn Relays and the 1500m at Rider; she also helped guide the Hawks to a fifth-place finish in the 4x1500m relay at the Colonial Relays.
During indoor season, Estes nabbed a ninth-place finish in the 5000m at the Atlantic 10 Championships while finishing 17th at the ECAC meet. She won the 5000m at the Penn State National Invitational and also earned a third-place finish in the 3000m with a personal best at Villanova.
Estes, a native of Oxford, Pennsylvania, is one of 10 honorees on this year’s squad. Nicole Weenink of Eastern was named the Academic All-Area Performer of the Year.