Commodores Prep for SEC Championships

Vanderbilt cross country set to compete in conference championships on Friday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt cross country will travel to Oxford, Mississippi, to compete in the 2023 SEC Cross Country Championships hosted by Ole Miss on Saturday.

The women’s 6K race is scheduled for a 10:08 a.m. CT start, while the men’s 8K race will begin at 10:50 a.m. CT. An awards ceremony for both races will follow the men’s 8K. Admission to the 2022 SEC Cross Championships is free and open to the public. This marks the first time since 2009 Ole Miss has served as host of the SEC Cross Country Championships.

Coverage of the SEC Cross Country Championships begins at 10 a.m. CT on the SEC Network. Official results will be available at

The Commodores last competed in the Arturo Barrios Invitational on Sept. 30, where the Vanderbilt women notched their third top-10 finish on the season. The team was led by the sophomore duo Cameron Fawcett and Ella Lambert, who both earned top-30 finishes.

Freshman Michael Schumacher has anchored the men’s team, finishing first for Vandy in two of four races this season. Sophomore Phillip Metcalf paced the Commodores in their last race, finishing first at the Arturo Barrios Invitational.

Heading into College Station, the Vanderbilt women are ranked No. 7 in the South Region — and ahead of SEC foes Auburn and Tennessee — according to the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.