Hilaire enrolls at E. Roosevelt

Track and field

April 18, 2006|By EDWARD LEE | EDWARD LEE,SUN REPORTER

Elan Hilaire, a two-time All-Metro selection in indoor track and field and a 2012 Olympic hopeful, has transferred from Park School to Eleanor Roosevelt in Greenbelt this spring.

Anita Hilaire confirmed yesterday that her daughter has been attending Eleanor Roosevelt for nearly a month since the family moved to Prince George's County in March.

Elan Hilaire's first performance as a Raider came this past weekend at the Peninsula Relays in Hampton, Va. She won the 200 meters in the AAA division and placed second in the 100.

Eleanor Roosevelt's girls have won 13 outdoor state championships, six in the past decade.

But Anita Hilaire said that the track team's reputation was not a "major factor." In addition to pointing out Eleanor Roosevelt's large and diverse student body, Hilaire said her daughter was swayed by the presence of Eleanor Roosevelt orchestra director David Yarbrough, who had trained Elan for three years as a violinist before she went to Park.

Elan Hilaire was the Baltimore County Performer of the Year in indoor track and field this past winter after setting a sophomore record in the 300 at the Bishop Loughlin Games (39.9).

edward.lee@baltsun.com

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