Overholt is Budapest Bound

Over 2,000 athletes from more than 200 countries will compete in the World Athletics Championships

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt alumna Brooke Overholt will join Team Canada to compete in the 400-meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in August.

A two-time All-American in the 400-meter hurdles, Overholt was the runner-up in the event at the Canadian Outdoor Championships (56.17 seconds), finishing just 0.03 seconds behind reigning NCAA champion Savannah Sutherland (56.14 seconds). Overholt placed fourth at the 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships, recording personal bests in the semifinals and final. Her career-best mark of 55.50 seconds is No. 2 on Vanderbilt’s all-time top 10 list for the event.

Overholt will join graduate student Veronica Fraley and volunteer assistant coach Joe Kovacs in Budapest. Fraley and Kovacs placed fourth in the discus and shot put, respectively, at the USATF Outdoor Championships to qualify for the World Championships.

More information about the World Athletics Championships can be found online.