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Divine Oladipo sets discus record with top SEC mark

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt track and field team notched first-place finishes, reset school records, and improved on the all-time list on day 1 of the Music City Outdoor Challenge.

The day began with the field event trio of Jada Sims (32.01 meters), Josephine Dal (23.28 meters), and Jess Creedon (31.50 meters) in the javelin. The trifecta continued on in the long jump. Sims led the way with a personal best and bronze finish of 5.51 meters. Dal (4.43 meters) and Creedon (5.18 meters) also competed in the event.

Haley Bishop and Taiya Shelby took first and second in the 200 meters with times of 23.28 and 23.36 respectively. Shelby’s time is her new personal best in the event. Madison Fuller (24.05), Kaira Brown (24.77, personal best), and Nicole Anderson (25.40) vied for position in the event.

Haley Walker finished third overall in the 1,500 meter run with a personal best of 4:27.96 followed by an impressive performance by freshman Emma Curry at 4:48.39.

Zach Hodges (4:03.96, personal best), Philip Metcalf (4:04.50), and Lucas Mowery (4:19.98) competed in the men’s 1,500 meter race. With Metcalf and Mowery running the race for the first time in their careers.

Divine Oladipo‘s second place finish of 55.18 meters in the discus not only reset the school record, which was previously hers as well,  but is the new top mark all-time and the top mark in the Southeastern Conference.

Niki Narayani’s bronze 9:36.70 personal best race in the 3,000 meters set the pace for the Commodores in the event. Narayani’s time is now fifth all-time in this event. McKenzie Yanek (9:47.63) and Jacqueline Pinon (10:14.51) ran the race.

Nick Laning and Caleb Van Geffen both set personal bests in the 3,000 with times of 8:11.06 and 8:40.51 respectively.

Day 2 of the meet will begin with the pole vault at 11:30 a.m. for the Dores, followed by the Senior Day recognition at noon.