Track: concludes third day of SEC Outdoors


May 16, 2009

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Vanderbilt freshman sprinter Teegan Hill posted a top-10 time in the women's 400-meter preliminaries to lead the Commodore track and field team at the third day of the SEC Outdoor Championships Saturday. Hill's quarter-mile time of 55.48, came one place short of qualifying for tomorrow's open 400 finals.

VU's Rita Jorgensen and Jordan White posted the team's top 1500-meter times Saturday with Jorgensen finishing one spot back of qualifying for tomorrow's 1500 finals. Jorgensen clocked a 4:29.78, good for 13th place while White nearly matched her personal record with a 4:32.79, placing 15th. Kate Southcote-Want posted a 4:46.53 in the 1500 while Erin McManus turned in a 5:00.66.

Josalyn White competed in the 100-meter dash, running a 12.64 while Sheri Sullivan was the lone Commodore to compete in field events Saturday with a leap of 17-04.75 in the women's long jump.

The SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships continue at 12 p.m. EST Sunday at Percy Beard Track and James G. Pressly Stadium.

Vanderbilt's 4x100 meter relay team of Anna Carr, Taylor Jackson, Josalyn White and Teegan Hill will compete on the Percy Beard Track at 5:10 p.m.

VU's Louise Hannallah, Adrienne DiRaddo, Amanda Scott and Alexa Rogers will run in the women's 5K at 8:05 EST tomorrow night while pole-vaulters Katherine Hendricks and Meagan Martin will compete in the women's pole vault at 3 p.m.

Mallory Hitt will look to score points for the Commodores tomorrow in the women's high jump.

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Vanderbilt Results- Saturday May 16, 2009

100 Meter Dash - 19. Josalyn White, 12.64

400 Meter Dash - 10. Teegan Hill, 55.48

1500 Meter Run - 13. Rita Jorgensen, 4:29.78,  15. Jordan White, 4:32.79,  19. Kate Southcote-Want,  4:46.53,  24. Erin McManus, 5:00.66

Long Jump - 17. Sheri Sullivan, 17-04.75



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