Oct. 19, 2013
On Friday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. the Commodores men's and women's team raced in the Crimson Classic with the men's team finishing 15th (439 points) and the women's team sixth (196 points).
The women's squad was led by junior Grace Orders, who finished 11th overall with a time of 17:43.60 over the 4.94K course. Katherine Delaney ran a strong race to be the Dores' second finisher in a time of 18:07.42 with freshman Reagan Anderson not far behind in a tie of 18:13.31. Sophomore Sara Barron (18:20.95) and senior Megan Yohe (18:45.17) completed the VU scoring. Senior Kara Slavoski finished in 19:00.06.
Junior John Ewing led the way for the men's team with a 26:25.73 for 75th overall in the 8.033K race. A tight pack of Commodores followed with Andrew Fix (26:51.07), Matthew Cleveland (26:51.29), Nick French (27:00.57) and Jake Van Geffen (27:09.09) rounding out the VU scoring team. Sam Reilly was next across the line in 27:21.89 and Andrew Bachman was not far behind with a time of 27:23.92. David McAdams turned in a time of 27:35.62, Sam Andrews ran 28:18.50 and Dan Henderson posted a 30:16.94.
Both Vanderbilt teams return to racing at the SEC Championships in Gainesville, Fla. on November 1.