BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Vanderbilt track and field team recorded five additional top-five finishes at the Gladstein Invitational Saturday, ending the weekend with 10 top-five finishes. Freshman sprinter Anna Carr led Vanderbilt on Saturday with a second and third-place finish in the 200-meter and 60-meter dashes, while sophomore Taylor Jackson posted second and fourth place finishes in the 200-meter and 60-meter dash.
Carr cruised to a runner-up finish in the 200 with a Vanderbilt season-high time of 25.28. The Destin, Fla., native 25.28 is the fifth fastest time recorded in school history. In just two collegiate meet's Carr has put her name among the best sprinters in two different events (60-meter and 200-meter). Carr set the VU 60-meter school record (7.65) at last weekend's Kentucky Invite.
Fellow freshman Teegan Hill also competed in the 200-meter finals, posting a 25.61 to finish sixth. Later in the day, Hill posted a Vanderbilt 400-meter season-high time (57.70), good for seventh place. Jackson joined her teammates towards the top of podium Saturday, recording a season-high 25.45 to finish second in the 200-meter open section.
Three Commodores finished in the top-10 of the 60-meter finals, with Carr leading the way with a 7.81, good for third place while Jackson's season-high 7.83 placed fourth. Josalyn White's time of 8.07 was good for tenth place.
VU's Jordan White posted a strong finish in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:38.23, placing sixth.
The Commodores will return to the track on the weekend of Feb. 6-7, as they travel to Lexington, Ky., for the Rod McCravey Invitational. The meet will be the second of three indoor events that the Commodores will compete at Kentucky's Nutter Field House. The Wildcats will host the 2009 SEC Indoor Championships Feb. 28 - Mar. 1.