Oct. 26, 2012
NASHVILLE — The Vanderbilt women’s cross country team used a pair of All-SEC performances to finish third at the 2012 SEC Cross Country Championships, held Friday, October 26, at Percy Warner Park.
Redshirt freshman Hannah Jumper earned First Team All-SEC honors and All-Freshman honors after finishing seventh with a time of 20:41.72. Jumper was the top rookie finisher in the race and finished in the top-seven of all three races she ran in this season at Percy Warner Park.
Right behind Jumper was senior Kristen Findley, who placed eighth and earned a spot on the All-SEC Second Team. Findley finished in 20:43.23, almost 30 seconds better than her Commodore Classic time from September.
Senior Liz Anderson missed All-SEC honors by six seconds, finishing 15th with a time of 21:21.26.
The trio had Vanderbilt in a position to contend, but the Commodores struggled to score low with their fourth and fifth runners with senior Kristen Smith missing the race due to illness.
Florida took home the team title, placing all five runners in the top-22 and scoring 61 points. The Gators edged Arkansas, who finished with 70 points.
Kentucky’s Cally Macumber took home the individual title, finishing in 20:23.29.
Next up for Vanderbilt is the NCAA South Regional. The meet will be held on Friday, November 9, in Tallahassee, Fla.