NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On Friday, Vanderbilt track and field completed Day One of its last regular-season meet, the Music City Challenge, with five top-five finishes and several season and personal-best marks.
On the field, Veronica Fraley won her fifth consecutive discus competition with a throw of 57.36 meters, more than 8 meters farther than the runner-up.
Madison Murray threw a season best 36.73 meters in the javelin to snag fifth place. In the long jump, she posted a personal-best mark of 5.51 meters, finishing ninth overall.
Beatrice Juskeviciute finished eighth in the long jump, hitting the 5.55-meter mark.
On the track, Brooke Overholt finished second in the 200 meters with a time of 24.31 seconds. Kaira Brown and Mya Georgiadis recorded personal-best times of 25.22 and 25.28 seconds, respectively.
In the women’s 3,000 meters, Gigi Clifford recorded an eighth-place time of 10:01.32, which beat her previous PR by nearly 30 seconds.
On the men’s side, Max Beck and Mathew Ragsdale recorded personal-best times in the 3,000 meters. Beck posted a time of 8:55.01, and Ragsdale finished the race in 9:00.28, shaving more than 20 seconds off his previous best time.
The Commodores claimed second and third place in the women’s 1,500 meters. Caroline Eck turned in 4:23.38, a personal best and No. 10 in school history. Lainey Phelps recorded a time of 4:27.08, good for third place.
David Song PRed in the men’s 1,500 meters, crossing the finish line in 4:04.29. In the same event, Dylan Ballard came in 14th place with a time of 3:59.43.
To close out Day One of competition, Philip Metcalf improved his best time by more than 10 seconds, finishing the 5,000 meters in sixth place with a time of 14:42.36.
Saturday’s events will begin at 11 a.m. with the hammer throw. At 12:10 p.m. the cross country and track and field program will recognize its 13 graduating seniors. Running events are scheduled to kick off at 1:30 p.m. with the 4×100-meter relay.