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Jones, Hannallah nominees for McWhorter; Fann, Washington nominees for Davis
by Ashley Crosby
Vanderbilt ties for second-most from an institution on USTFCCCA's list
Record-breaking season in review
Vanderbilt won the 2011 SEC Women's Cross Country Championship.
Pictures from Wisconsin Adidas Invitational 10/14. Women's XC placed 2nd in a field of 44 schools. (Photos by Mike Scott)
The women's cross country team brought a camera along on one of their runs.
2011 Cross Country:Finished fourth for the Commodores, 46th overall at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational with a time of 20:56, helping lead team to second place finish and No. 3 national ranking ... Clocked a time of 14:06.57 at the Belmont-VU Opener for a third-place finish.
2011 Track:Placed 11th overall at the Kentucky Invitational with a personal best time of 4:57.96 in the mile, tied at 11th best in Vanderbilt history ... Competed in the 3,000 meter and 5,000 meter events at the SEC Championships, placing 11th and 9th overall, respectively ... 5,000 meter time of 17:10.52 at the SEC Championships was good for fourth best in Vanderbilt history, as well as a personal best ... Set a personal best in the 3,000 meter with her time of 9:41.67 at the Arkansas Invitational, placing sixth overall in the meet as she slid into Vanderbilt's record books at fifth best in the event.
2010 Cross Country: Did not compete in the first two races of the season ... Posted a time of 17:54.23 at the Louisville Invitational, good for 41st overall ... Clocked at time of 21:39.9 in the Blue Race at Pre-Nationals ... Finished 21st overall at the SEC Championship meet with a time of 21:41.69 ... Clocked in at 20:47.59 at the NCAA South Regional.
2009 Cross Country: Recipient of the Most Improved Award for the 2009 XC season... Finished 28th individually at NCAA Regionals and helped Vanderbilt to a fifth place finish, running a personal best 21:22.12 in the 6k... Was team's No. 2 runner at the SEC Championships, clocking a 22:27.51 in the 6K, good for 27th place... Finished sixth out of 148 runners in the 5K race at the Commodore Classic, clocking a 18:47.35... Was the team's No. 4 runner at the Belmont-Vanderbilt Opener.
2009 Track: Competed in the mile run, 3,000 meters, and the distance medley indoors... Best mile run indoors was 5:06.91 at Iowa State... Best 3,000 meters was at the Kentucky Invitational with a time of 10:07.31... Member of the VU distance medley team that ran an 11:40.28, good for fourth place at the SEC Indoor Championships... Top outdoor 1,500 of 4:43.97 came at the Ole Miss Invitational... Also ran 5,000-meter personal best of 17:30.6 at the prestigious Penn Relays.
2008 Cross Country: Placed among the top-seven qualifiers for Vanderbilt in every race... Crossed the timeline in 15:26.29 in collegiate debut at the Belmont/VU Opener (4K)... Ran a 19:15.31 at Commodore Classic in first collegiate 5K... Finished 66th (18:44.18, 5K) out of 265 racers in the Greater Louisville Classic... Completed the Pre-Nationals White Race (6K) in 23:19... Ran 6K PR 23:00.40 at the SEC Championships ... Qualified 71st (23:08.61) out of 156 runners at the NCAA South Regional.
High School/Prep: Received 10 varsity letters in HS ... Served one year as team captain ... Cross country team won county/regionals ... Also played junior varsity soccer.
Personal: Louise Marie Hannahllah ... Nicknames are "Lu," "LuLu" and "Weez" ... born Dec. 13, 1989 ... Parents are Penny and Medhut ... Double majoring in cognitive psychology and child development ... Has an older sister and a younger brother ... Enjoys reading, working with children and playing soccer and basketball.
Off the Course with Louise:
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