Women's Track
Commodores charge into Championships

Skyler Carpenter and the Commodores are in Lexington this week for the SEC Championship.Skyler Carpenter and the Commodores are in Lexington this week for the SEC Championship.

May 14, 2014

The Vanderbilt track team made a bold statement at last year's SEC Track and Field Championships.

This weekend, the Commodores are looking to deliver an even more resounding message.

Riding the momentum of a regular season that was filled with school records and personal bests, the Commodores are headed to Lexington, Ky., for the four-day SEC meet at the new Kentucky Track and Field Complex.

The meet, which features arguably the best competition of any conference event in the nation, begins Thursday and runs through Sunday, with action starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, at 1 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Vanderbilt scored 16 points at last year's Championships, which marked the team's best showing since 2005.

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. Also, ESPNU will air the Outdoor Championships as part of a two-hour show on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Live results for the Championship will be available by clicking here. The full meet schedule can be found by clicking here. Additional championship information can be found here.

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 will carry 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.

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 (Friday, 11 a.m.) 
• 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.

  


 

 

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