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Beatrice Juskeviciute, Kosi Umerah open Vanderbilt Invitational with record-setting performances

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two Vanderbilt women’s track and field records were established Friday during the first day of the Vanderbilt Invitational at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center.

Beatrice Juskeviciute set a school record in the pentathlon while Kosi Umerah bettered the mark she had set just last week in the weight throw.

Those performances were among a host of results that place among the top 10 in school history as well as number of personal bests that were established on Friday.

Juskeviciute broke a nearly 20-year-old record with 4,084 points in the pentathlon. Her score was bolstered by a shot put of 12.84 meters, good for sixth in Vanderbilt history, and a 1.67 meter high jump, which is the program’s ninth-best height.

Umerah, a freshman, posted a 19.02-meter mark in the weight throw. During last weekend’s Commodore Challenge she had shattered the previous record of 17.82 meters that was set in 2004 with a distance of 19.01 meters.

There was more success in pentathlon as Jada Sims established a personal best with 3,708 points, which is sixth in Vanderbilt history. Her high jump of 1.67 meters equaled Juskeviciute for ninth-best in program history. She also scored personal bests of 8.97 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles and 10.72 meters in the shot put.

There were a handful of personal bests recorded in running events.

In the 200 meters, Brooke Overholt posted a time of 24.75, the seventh-best in program history while Madison Murray ran a personal best 26.96.

A trio of Commodores registered personal bests in the 1,000 meters. Joslin Blair led the way with a 2:51.69, good for No. 6 in program history, while Julia Rosenberg’s 2.52.99 is Vanderbilt’s 10th-best time. Emma Curry also posted a personal best at 2:56.75.

The Vanderbilt Invitational continues Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with coverage on SEC Network+.

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