Commodores Conclude Competition at Worlds

Veronica Fraley, Joe Kovacs and Brooke Overholt competed in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Vanderbilt’s trio of competitors wrapped up their time at the 2023 World Athletics Championships on Monday.

On Friday, Day One of competition, volunteer assistant coach Joe Kovacs earned his fifth world medal, claiming bronze in the shot put with a 22.12-meter throw. He is the first man in history to earn five world medals in the shot put. In the qualifying round, he threw 21.59 meters to finish first among Americans and fourth overall.

During the qualifying round of the discus on Sunday, Fraley finished sixth in Group B and 15th overall, throwing 59.36 meters.

Overholt, who entered the competition seeded 38th recorded a time of 56.20 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles prelims to finish 29th overall.

The World Athletics Championships will conclude on Sunday after nine days of events in Hungary.

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