NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt track and field has announced the addition of four student-athletes to the jumps and multi-event disciplines. Althea Thomas, director of cross country and track and field, will welcome two Cornell graduate transfers and a pair of true freshmen.
The Big Red transfers of Beatrice Juskevicuite and Leone Farquharson in addition to true freshmen Mya Georgiadis and Santana Spearman will all begin their collegiate careers with Vandy this fall.
Georgiadis competed for Ann Arbor High School and was Michigan’s Division I state runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles in 2022. She competed at the New Balance High School nationals and the Nike Indoor nationals, where she earned All-America status three times. Her prep bests are 14.39 in the 100-meter hurdles, 42.52 in the 300-meter hurdles and 1:01.13 in the 400-meter hurdles. She will compete in the pentathlon during indoor competition and focus on the hurdles in the outdoor season.
Farquaharson competed for Campion High School in Kingston, Jamaica, prior to her time at Cornell. She was ranked the top jumper on Jamaica’s U23 team in 2021. Farquaharson is the 2022 Ivy League champion in the long jump and earned second-team All-America honors in the event in 2021. She has been selected to the All-Ivy League team several times. She has bests of 6.35 meters in the long jump and 12.42 meters in the triple jump.
Juskevicuite is a native of Kaunas, Lithuania, and prepped at IMG Academy where she gained experience in the multi-events. Her athletic résumé is highlighted by five Ivy League championships in the multis, going undefeated in conference championships. She is a two-time NCAA All-American in the heptathlon and earned All-America honors in the pentathlon twice. The Ivy League heptathlon record holder has also won the Lithuanian senior national championship twice. Her collegiate bests are 4,156 points in the pentathlon, 5,721 points in the heptathlon and 48.10 meters in the javelin.
Spearman prepped at Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the state’s 2022 NCISAA Division I state champion in the long jump. The three-time North Carolina NCISAA state runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles has bests of 5.56 in the long jump and 14.19 in the 100-meter hurdles. She will contend in the multi-events for Vanderbilt during the upcoming 2022-23 season.