Jan. 10, 2008
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Vanderbilt track and field team opens its 2008 indoor season this weekend as it travels to Lexington, Ky., for the Kentucky Invitational. The event serves as the coaching debut for new Vanderbilt track coach D'Andre Hill.
"It's going be a great competition," Hill said. "This is our first opportunity to really change the mentality of what this program is. I'm looking for them to go in there and compete at a high level."
Hill was named the new track and field coach back in July. Before coming to Vanderbilt, she served as an assistant coach at TCU for three seasons and was head coach at Dayton for three years. She enjoyed a sensational collegiate career, earning All-America honors 15 times and helping lead LSU to three consecutive national championships.
Other teams scheduled to compete at the Kentucky Invitational include SEC foes Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee along with Georgia Tech, Michigan, MTSU and Ohio State.
"This is going to be a real tough meet for us," Hill said. "A couple of the SEC teams will be there along with smaller schools. It's a really good mix and a diverse group of competition. It should be a really good first test for our girls."
Competition at the Nutter Field House begins Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.