March 21, 2014
The Vanderbilt track team is making plenty of noise in Tuscaloosa.
On the second day of the Alabama Relays, the Commodores made their mark in multiple events, highlighted by Vanderbilt's victory in the sprint medley relay. The team is comprised of Jennifer Cannon, Erin Edmond, Skyler Carpenter and Courtney Clayton.
The day also featured a pair of Vanderbilt freshmen placing among the Top 10 in the 1500 and Sarah Goodale, also a freshman, winning the final event of the heptathlon by posting a time of 2:20.61 in the 800.
Vanderbilt's sprint medley team captured first place in dramatic fashion, using a late push by Carpenter to surpass Alabama in the final 100 meters. Carpenter, running the anchor leg (800), clocked a time of 2:10.
"It was good to get (this) win," said head coach Steve Keith.
In the 1500, Carmen Carlos took fifth place with a time of 4:31.19, and fellow freshman Reagan Anderson was 10th at 4:34.78.
"They showed good fitness," Keith said about his freshman duo, "and this effort gives us something to build on for subsequent races."
The three-day event concludes on Saturday. The Commodores will have athletes competing in the pole vault, 100 hurdles, 800 and 4x400.