April 18, 2014
School records are being broken and personal records are being set by the Vanderbilt track team at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.
Senior Liz Anderson capped a huge day for the Commodores on Friday when she shaved 12 seconds off her personal best and clocked a time of 16:07.34 in the 5k to set a new Vanderbilt record in the event.
Early in the day, sophomore Lily Williams set a season-best time of 4:24.05 in the 1500 to earn a 10th-place overall finish, and freshman Reagan Anderson, also competing in the 1500, led the majority of the race in her section on her way to a personal-best time of 4:34.29.
Freshman Simone Charley took second place in the triple jump with a distance of 12.65m.
Junior Erin Edmond had a big performance in the 400, posting a time of 55.45. It was a personal record for Edmond and ranked as the No. 4 best performance on Vanderbilt's all-time list.
Skyler Carpenter posted a personal-best time of 58.98 in the 400 hurdles to capture first place in her section and the top time among collegians.
The Commodores then continued their solid effort when Sara Barron posted a season-best time of 4:22.69 in the 1500.
On Thursday, Vanderbilt juniors Amira Joseph and Rebecca Chandler both set personal bests -- and broke the school record that had stood for 12 years -- in the 3000 Meter Steeplechase.
Joseph had a time of 10:27.72, and Chandler finished sixth at 10:33.79 as they each broke the previous school record of 10:34.15 set by Kylene Kownurko in 2002.
Vanderbilt also had a strong showing in the 10k, with Claire Benjamin and Vanessa Valentine each delivering fine results in their debuts in the event. Benjamin posted a time of 35:30.76 -- the fourth-best time on Vanderbilt's all-time peformance list -- and Valentine had a time of 36:42.92.
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