Competitive Races in Bloomington

Niki Narayani finishes in the top 15

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Friday morning at the Coaching Tree Invitational on the Sam Bell Cross Country Course, the Vanderbilt women’s cross country team finished sixth overall in the six-kilometer race with 176 points, and the men’s team placed 10th in the eight-kilometer race with 271 points.

Niki Narayani set the pace for the Commodores, finishing 15th with a time of 20:41.4 to give Vandy 15 points. Caroline Eck (21:11.1) and Cameron Fawcett (21:17.0) finished 26th and 27th, respectively. The Vanderbilt women’s team completed the race in under 25 minutes aided by Audrey Allman (21:45.3), Julia Rosenberg (22:14.2), Lainey Phelps (22:27.8), Jenna Holland (23:05.0), Emma Curry (23:21.8), Johna Grisik (23:22.5), Ella Lambert (23:26.5), Joslin Blair (23:32.3) and Gigi Clifford (24:18.0).

Freshman Michael Schumacher led the Vanderbilt men with 43 points and a time of 25:24.8, finishing 48th overall. Additional finishers for the Dores were Philip Metcalf (25:41.1), Brody Haar (26:00.6), Kaden Narayani (27:10.4), David Song (27:23.9) and Dylan Ballard (28:18.3).

Vanderbilt competed against Columbia, Elon, Gardner-Webb, Georgetown, host Indiana, Miami (Ohio), North Carolina, Northern Arizona, Ohio, South Dakota and Villanova.

The Commodores will return to Indiana on Sept. 30 to compete in the Joe Piane Invitational hosted by Notre Dame in South Bend.