Jan. 26, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Freshman Sara Barron's school record in the mile highlighted day one action for the Vanderbilt track team at the Indiana Relays.
Barron ran the mile in 4:44.44, finishing third in the women's mile invitational and setting a school record. Kristen Findley also ran in the findivational, finishing 10th with a sub-five minute time of 4:58.80.
Another freshman, Skyler Carpenter, picked up a win in the long jump. The Topkea, Ind., native posted a mark of 5.64 meters (18 feet, six inches) to edge Western Michigan's Iris Campbell by a quarter of an inch.
A pair of Commodores finished tied for third in the high jump. Jennifer Cannon and Janetra Gleaves both cleared 1.65 meters (five feet, three inches), to finish in a three-way tie for third with Murray State's Ashley Conway.
Alyson Hasty earned a top-10 finish in the pole vault, clearing 3.55 meters (11 feet, 5.75 inches).
Three Vanderbilt runners will be in tomorrow's 60 meter hurdles finals. With the top-16 of today's preliminary races advancing, Gleaves placed 10th (8.80), Jennifer Cannon was 12th (8.81) and Faith Washington was 16th (8.93). Carpenter just missed the finals, placing 18th with a time of 8.99.
Vanderbilt also had a pair of impressive performances in the 3,000 meter invitational. Hannah Jumper, who is the reigning SEC Cross Country Freshman of the Year, finished third with a time of 9:40.45. Lily Wiliams was close behind, finishing fourth in 9:45.21. The times were personal bests for both Jumper and Williams.
Day two action gets underway at 9:00 a.m. CT in Bloomington. In addition to Gleaves, Cannon and Washington in the 60 meter hurdles finals, look for strong Commodore competition in the high jump, the 800 meters, the 400 meters, the 4x400 meter relay and the 5,000 meters.