Best Finish in Outdoor History in 16 Years

Records reset in several events

OXFORD, Miss. – The Vanderbilt track and field team concluded the SEC Outdoor Championships on Saturday with 27 points for its best finish since 2006.

The Commodores began the day with Divine Oladipo in discus. With a successful opening round, Oladipo secured a spot in the finals. The SEC scorer notched an event bests 52.20 meters for sixth overall.

Haley Bishop, Taiya Shelby, Nicole Anderson, and Madison Fuller competed in the 4×100 meter relay. The quartet finished sixth to score for Vanderbilt.

Shelby (52.50) also represented the Dores in the 400 meters.

Grace Jensen raced in the 1,500 meter finals at reset the school record in the event. Jensen’s time of 4:13.82 positioned her fourth overall and scored for Vanderbilt for a personal best.

Bishop’s 11.47 effort in the 100 meter finals is the top time in school history. She finished sixth overall, scored for Vandy, and notched a personal best. Bishop is the first person in Vanderbilt history to score in this event.

Caroline Eck (16:42.30) and Niki Narayani (16:55.66) were paced by a few of their teammates in the 5,000 meters. The duo finished 12th and 14th, respectively, in the event.

The final event of the night for the Dores was the 4×400-meter relay (3:44.43) ran by Bishop, Fuller, Anderson, and Kaira Brown.

Vanderbilt finished the championships in a three-way tie for 11th with Missouri and South Carolina.