Dores Wrap Day 1 at SEC Championships

Led by 10,000 performance from McKenzie Yanek

OXFORD, Miss. – Vanderbilt track and field contended in a weather delayed opening day to the Outdoor SEC Championships on Thursday.

The Commodores opened the day with the heptathlon duo of Jada Sims (14.82) and Jess Creedon (15.02) in the 100 meter hurdles. The Dores continued on in the high jump with Creedon reaching 1.63 meters and Sims tied for second at 1.72 meters.

Creedon and Sims, personal best, finished back-to-back in the shot put at 10.80 meters and 10.32 meters respectively. In the final heptathlon event of the day, Sims (25.71) and Creedon (27.20) contended in the 200 meter dash.

Up next on the track was Nicole Anderson (2:24.51) in the 800 meter prelims.

Due to lightening in the surrounding area the meet was delayed until 8:35 p.m. with Vandy resuming events at 9:05 p.m. in the women’s 200 meter. Haley Bishop finished 17th overall with a time of 23.57 in the stacked event.

Josephine Dal competed in the 400 meter hurdles for the Commodores and notched a personal best in the event at 1:01.30. Dal’s time is now ninth all-time in school history.

Vanderbilt concluded the night with McKenzie Yanek in the 10,000 meters. Yanek cruised to the finish line at 34:52.28 and sixth overall. Yanek’s effort made her an SEC scorer for Vanderbilt.

Day 2 for the Dores begins Saturday at 2:35 p.m. with Sims and Creedon resuming the heptathlon in the long jump.