Women's Track
Good day for Goodale at SEC Championships


If freshman Sarah Goodale's opening-day performance is any indication, it's going to be a memorable weekend for the Vanderbilt track team at the SEC Championships in Lexington, Ky.

Competing in the heptathlon, Goodale set two new personal records -- in the high jump and the shot put -- in her debut at the SEC meet on Thursday.

Goodale earned a share of sixth place in the high jump by clearing 5-5.25 and took 10th in the shot put (34-11.25). She also earned 11th-place finishes in the 100 hurdles (15.27) and the 200-meter dash (26.46).

Goodale, who was the only Commodore in action on the first day of the four-day event, will finish the heptathlon on Friday by competing in the long jump, javelin and 800. Numerous other Vanderbilt representatives will also be in action on Friday (see list below), with the first event of the day scheduled for 11 a.m.

For results from Thursday, click here.  For a full recap from the SEC, click here.  

For live streaming of Friday's action, click here. Live coverage of this year's meet will air on ESPN3.com on Saturday and Sunday. The coverage will begin at 2:40 p.m. on Saturday and 12:50 p.m. on Sunday. Live results for the Championship will be available by clicking here. The full meet schedule can be found by clicking here

Listed below is Vanderbilt's lineup for this week, along with some quick background information. Times are CST:

Liz Anderson -- 5k (Sunday, 3:40 p.m.)
• Set the school record in the 5k with a time of 16:07.34 at the Mt. SAC Relays. It is the sixth-best time on the SEC's Outdoor Performance list this season. She also owns the school record in the 10k (33:44.76), which ranks second on the SEC list.

Reagan Anderson -- 800/1500 (Prelims: Friday, 5:15 p.m./Saturday, 2:45 p.m.)
• Took 10th in the 1500 at the Alabama Relays with a time of 4:34.78 in March, and PR'ed in the event (4:34.29) last month in California.

Sara Barron -- 1500 (Prelims: Saturday, 2:45 p.m.)
• Posted the 14th best time on the SEC's Outdoor Performance list in the 1500 with a time of 4:22.69 at the Mt. SAC Relays. Set the second-best time (4:20.36) on VU's all-time performers list last season.

Sarah Bell -- Pole Vault (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.)
• Recorded the second-best showing on VU's all-time list -- and the No. 15 mark (tie) on the SEC's Outdoor Performance list -- in the pole vault with a height of 12-11.5 at the Tennessee Challenge.  

Claire Benjamin -- 10k (Friday, 7:05 p.m.)
• Posted the fourth-best time (35:30.76) on VU's all-time list in the 10k at the Mt. SAC Relays. It ranks as the 12th best mark on the SEC's Outdoor Performance list this season.

Carmen Carlos -- 1500/5k (Prelims: Saturday, 2:45 p.m./Sunday, 3:40 p.m.)
• Logged a time of 4:31.19 in the 1500 at the Alabama Relays, which ranks as the No. 9 performance among US Juniors (ages 19 and under).   

Skyler Carpenter -- 400h (Prelims: Friday, 6:25 p.m.)
• Posted the fifth-best time (58.98) on VU's all-time list in the 400m hurdles at the Mt. SAC Relays. That mark is tied for the 10th best on the SEC Outdoor Performance list this season.

Rebecca Chandler -- Steeplechase (Saturday, 5:20 p.m.)
• Posted the second-best time on VU's all-time list in the Steeplechase at 10:33.79 Mt. SAC Relays, which ranks 10th on the SEC Outdoor Performance list.  

Simone Charley -- Triple Jump  (Sunday, 11 a.m.)
• Shattered the school record in the high jump with a mark of 41-10.75 at the Tennessee Challenge. The distance ranks as the ninth-best showing on the SEC Outdoor Performance list and ranks fourth among US Juniors.

Katherine Delaney -- 1500 (Prelims: Saturday, 2:45 p.m.)
• Captured a first-place finish in the Black & Gold meet in the 800 at 2:11.87.

Erin Edmond -- 200/400 (Prelims: Friday 5:45 p.m./Saturday, 4 p.m.)
• Set the No. 4 mark on VU's all-time list in 400m at 55.45  

Sarah Goodale -- Heptathlon (Saturday) 
• Posted a score of 4767 at the Alabama Relays, which is the seventh-highest total among US Juniors this season and ranks ninth on VU's all-time list.

Amira Joseph -- Steeplechase (Saturday, 5:20 p.m.)
• Broke the school record in the Steeplechase with a time of 10:27.72 at Mt. SAC Relays. It ranks as the No. 7 mark on the SEC Outdoor Performance list. 

Vanessa Valentine -- 10k (Friday, 7:05 p.m.)
• Posted the ninth-best time (36:42.92) on VU's all-time list in the 10k at Mt. SAC Relays. It ranks as the No. 19 mark on the SEC Outdoor Performance list.

Brionne Williams -- High Jump (Saturday, 2 p.m.)
• Tied for sixth best on the SEC Outdoor list this season with her mark of 5-9.75 at the Florida Relays . Set the second-best mark (5-10.75) in VU history last season.   

Lily Williams -- 1500 (Prelims: Saturday, 2:45 p.m.)
• Posted a time of 4:24.05 in the 1500 -- which ranks 17th on the SEC Outdoor Performance list -- at the Mt. SAC Relays. Set the second-best time (4:22.48) on VU's all-time list last season.

Ellie Tidman High Jump (Saturday, 2 p.m.)
• Owns the No. 3 mark on VU's all-time list by clearing 5-9.75 during the 2012 season. May not participate this week due to injury.

SEC NOTES: A total of eight SEC women's teams -- along with nine on the men's side -- are ranked in the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association D-I Computer Rankings. The Florida women carried a No. 1 national ranking into this week's meet. They are joined in the top-25 by Texas A&M (No. 4), Georgia (No. 5), Kentucky (No. 6), LSU (No. 7), Arkansas (No. 8), Missouri (No. 13) and Miss. State (No. 19). 

The LSU women have won a league-leading 13 SEC Outdoor Championships, including five of the last seven. Texas A&M's women won their first SEC Outdoor Championship last May in Columbia, Mo.


 

 

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