Record-Breaking at Penn Relays

Vanderbilt breaks 4x1,500-meter relay

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Vanderbilt had a strong day two at the Penn Relays that included breaking a school relay record.

The 4×1,500-meter relay team of Grace Jensen, Haley Walker, Reagan Bustamante and Ginger Hutton shattered the school record by 10 seconds, running a time of 17:54.86. The mark was good for third place.

The previous record of 18:04.85 was set in 2012 by Kristen Findley, Alexa Rogers, Allie Scalf and Jordan White.

Taiya Shelby, Regan Clay, Jordan Smith and Jenn Edobi finished sixth in the sprint medley with a time of 3:56.48.

“This has been a great experience for all the women,” stated head coach Steve Keith. “I’ve really enjoyed bringing our team to Penn these last few years. Our 4×1,500 team ran very well. I was especially impressed with our two freshmen in the first two legs. It was nice to make a significant drop in the school record. The sprint medley had to deal with some typical Penn Relays weather – cold and wet! But, they responded well and I really enjoyed their efforts.”

On Saturday, Vanderbilt’s nationally-ranked 800 meter stable will run the 4×800-meter relay at 12:15 p.m. Walker, Edobi, Jensen and Bustamante average 8:31.06 in the race, less than four seconds behind second place Ohio State. The quartet will look to go for the school record in the event of 8:38.34.