Senior Liz Anderson.
April 5, 2014
The Vanderbilt track team posted strong results in two different time zones on Friday.
Senior Liz Anderson's record-setting performance in the 10K was among the many highlights on the day, which featured one contingent of Commodores competing in California and another group in Florida.
Anderson, who was among the Commodores in action at the Stanford Invite in Palo Alto, Cali., set a school record in the 10k by posting a time of 33.44.76.
Anderson ran a time of 17:00 over the first half of the race and then completed the back half at 16:44 while delivering a performance that head coach Steve Keith described as a "nice, controlled effort."
Vanderbilt also had several solid showings in the 5K, with Vanessa Valentine breaking the 17:00 mark with a time of 16:58.
Freshman Carmen Carlos, competing in the 5K for the first time in her career, finished at 17:00.92 and junior Claire Benjamin posted a season's best time of 17:15.
Junior Amira Joseph set a PR by nine seconds in the 3000 Steeplechase with a time of 10:34.66 and teammate Rebecca Chandler finished at 11:07.82.
Sara Barron posted a time of 4:26.42 in the 1500, and was followed by teammates Lily Williams at 4:30.04 and Reagan Anderson at 4:47.26.
Meanwhile, at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla., senior Brionne Williams took eighth place in the high jump by clearing 5-09.75. She also had several good attempts at 6-0.75 as she attempted to set a school record and a new PR.
Other performances from the Florida Relays included sophomore Skyler Carpenter posting a time of 1:00.29 in the 400 hurdles, freshman Courtney Clayton posting a time of 2:10.46 in the 800, and freshman Sarah Bell clearing 12-03.5 in the pole vault.
Action continue on Saturday in California and Florida.