Pitt Track & Field Hires New Hurdles Coach

Pitt Track & Field Hires New Hurdles Coach

PITTSBURGH- Pitt Track and Field has added Elisha Brewer as a hurdles coach from the University of Kansas

“Coach Brewer’s resume and results speak for themselves,” stated coach Alonzo Webb. She brings a wealth of knowledge and championship experience to the Pitt track and field program which should greatly enhance our team…There is no substitute for being part of the coaching staff and experiencing winning an NCAA division one track and field championship as a team, which she accomplished at the University of Kansas,” continued Webb.

Coach Brewer’s coaching career crosses a span of 21 years at the Division I level. Brewer has coached over 25 All-Americans, 13 Big XII Champions, 5 C-USA Champions, and rewrote the record books in the sprints, hurdles, and relays events at both the University of Cincinnati and the University of Kansas. Her career started at the University of Cincinnati in 2001. In 2003, Brewer’s first All-American was David Payne in the 110m hurdles who was also a 2X C-USA Conference Champion in the 110m hurdle as well as 400m hurdle champion. Payne also was the NCAA Mid-East Regional Runner-up in 2004 and ran an impressive personal best of 13.42 in the 110m hurdles. Also, while at UC, Charlyn Ray was the C-USA Conference Champion in the 200m dash in both indoor and outdoor seasons in 2003. In 2003 and 2004, Brewer coached athletes at the Mid-West Regional meet in every sprinting event on the track.  

Brewer’s next stop was the University of Kansas, where she coached for 18 years starting in 2004. In 2007, Ashley Brown was the Big XII Champion in the 100m hurdles as well as the Big XII Champion runner-up in the 400m hurdles. Brown still holds the KU school records in the 100m hurdles, 13.27, and in the 400m hurdles, 57.15. Brown was the first All American in school history in the 400m hurdles. In 2008, Julius Jiles was the first in school history to receive All American honors in the 110m hurdles, Jiles was the Big XII runner-up in the 60m hurdles with personal bests of 7.84 in the 60m hurdles and 13.57 in the 110m hurdles. One of the most decorated sprinters in school history, Nickeisha Anderson was a 4X All-American while at KU. The highlight of Anderson’s career was being crowned the Big XII Champion in the 60m dash (7.22) and being the NCAA Runner-up in the 200m indoors running an impressive 22.67….

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