Dores, Dores, The Whole Night Through

Several school records set on Friday night

ATLANTA, Ga. – Day 1 of the Georgia Tech Invitational was highlighted by several new school records and a host of top-10 finishes for Vanderbilt track and field.

The evening began with the 100 meter hurdles in which Josephine Dal, Jada Sims, and Jess Creedon competed in for the Commodores. Dal crossed the finish line ninth overall with a time of 15.27 with Sims at 15.11 and Creedon at 15.27 respectively.

In the second section of the men’s 5,000 meter run, Lucas Mowery represented Vandy, finishing at 16:31.88 in the event.

Divine Oladipo shattered her own record in the shot put, established a few weeks ago, with a first-place mark of 17.53 meters. Tonight’s effort from Oladipo positions her seventh in the nation and second in the Southeastern Conference.

Laine Roberts competed in the pole vault for the Commodores and finished fifth overall at 3.70 meters. Roberts’ personal best on the evening is the tenth all-time mark in school history.

In the 1,500 meters, Grace Jensen (4:18.33) finished in fourth, Haley Walker (4:30.74) in 11th overall, Joslin Blair (4:31.14) in 14th in the race, Julia Rosenberg (4:38.06) with a personal best, and Emma Curry (4:53.51) in the event.

Niki Narayani and Jacqueline Pinon contended in the 5,000 meters for Vanderbilt. Pinon finished with a time of 18:03.83. Narayani’s personal best of 16:22.71 not only notched her fourth-place in the event but also positioned her fifth overall in school history. Her time in the event is currently the 10th time overall in the SEC.

Caleb Van Geffen (14:56.23), Philip Metcalf (14:56.97), and Zach Hodges (15:33.80) all raced in the first section of the men’s 5,000 meters. Metcalf and Hodges both competed in the event for the first time in their collegiate careers.

Day 2 of the Georgia Tech Invitational will begin on Saturday at 11 a.m., central time, with the high jump.