Meet Day in Mississippi

Haley Bishop takes gold in 200 meter dash

OXFORD, Miss. – Vanderbilt track and field concluded Day 1 of the Joe Walker Invitational in good position on Friday night.

Haley Bishop took gold in the 200 meter dash with a wind-aided time of 23.13.

Josephine Dal, Jess Creedon, and Jada Sims paced the Commodores in the heptathlon. The day commenced in the 100 meter hurdles with Dal (14.16) leading the way, Creedon (15.18) next, and Sims (15.22) rounding out the finish for the team.

The trio competed in the high jump with Creedon’s mark of 1.59 meters in front for the Dores. Sims and Dal both notched an a mark of 1.56 meters.

Back on the track, Jordan Smith contended in the 200 meter dash and finished with a time of 26.13.

Continuing in the heptathlon, Creedon launched a 10.39 meter effort in the shot put for Vandy. Sims (9.77 meters) and Dal (8.78 meters) also competed in the event. The Dores followed the event with the 200 meter dash where finished consecutively with Dal crossing the finish line with a time of 26.50. Creedon (26.89) and Sims (26.91) followed directly behind Dal.

Grace Jensen and Haley Walker competed in the 1,500 meter run and notched a times of 4:23.85 and 4:35.89 respectively.

Concluding the day was Caroline Eck (16:47.10) and Jacqueline Pinon (17:52.36) in the 5,000 meters.

Nick Laning competed in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:07.50.

Day 2 of the Joe Walker Invitational will begin 10:15 a.m. with the remaining heptathlon events.