Jaliyah Elliott Named Horizon League Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year

Jaliyah Elliott
Jaliyah Elliott

Youngstown State junior Jaliyah Elliott was named the Alfreeda Goff Horizon League Female Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year for the 2019 outdoor season, the league announced on Thursday.

Because of a tie in the voting, Oakland's Maggie Schneider was also awarded with the honors. 

After dominating the indoor season, Elliott carried that momentum in the outdoor season which was highlighted by a first place finish in the 100m dash at 125th running of the Penn Relays last weekend. She has the league's top in time in the event after finishing in 11.53 seconds at the Clyde Little Field Texas Relays. Elliott also owns league's fastest time in the 200m dash after finishing in 23.94 seconds at the same meet. 

Elliott is the anchor on the Penguins' 4x100m relay team which ran the league's quickest time at 46.62 seconds on April 4 at the Northeast Ohio Quad.

Elliott becomes the just second female in progam history to be honored with the award joining Samantha Hamilton who won it in 2014. 

Detroit Mercy's Ben Kendell received the Men's Alfreeda Goff Athlete-of-the-Year honors.