Day two at SECs wraps-up
Feb. 23, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Vanderbilt track and field team wrapped-up day two of action at the 2013 Southeastern Conference Track & Field Championships, highlighted by Lily Williams advancing to the finals in the mile.
Williams and Kristen Findley both ran personal bests in the mile. Williams clocked a time of 4:48.17 to finish eighth and advance to tomorrow's finals. Findley's mark of 4:49.76 was a second shy of advancing. Sara Barron was just behind Findley at 4:49.89.
Four Commodores competed in the 60-meter hurdles, led by Faith Washington with a time of 8.72, which was a personal best. Washington was followed by Jennifer Cannon (8.75), Janetra Gleaves (8.80) and Skyler Carpenter (9.06).
Katherine Delaney was the only Vanderbilt runner in the 800 meters, clocking a time of 2:13.79 for a personal best.
Commodores on the track concluded with the 3,000 meters. Hannah Jumper clocked the top Vanderbilt time and the best time for a freshman in the event at 9:46.86 to finish 11th. Grace Orders posted a time of 9:53.58 (18th), followed by Vanessa Valentine in 10:08.35 (24th) and Rebecca Chandler in 10:10:07 (26th).
Tomorrow's action will include Williams in the mile finals at 1:25 p.m. Clarie Benjamin, Amira Joseph, Allie Scalf, Jordan White & Megan Yohe will compete in the 5,000 meters at 3:15 p.m. The high jump, with Ellie Tidman and Brionne Williams competing, begins at 1:45 p.m.
Vanderbilt will also compete in the Distance Medley Relay at 4:10 p.m. and the final event of the meet, the 4x400-meter relay at 4:40 p.m.
Steve Keith Quotes
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