Caroline Eck - Women's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Caroline Eck

Human and Organizational Development

Class Junior
Hometown Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School Mountain Vista
Major Human and Organizational Development
Bio

Career Results

Career Honors

  • 2021 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2020 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019-20 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Junior (2021-22)
Cross Country

  • Placed 125th overall (24:04.6) at the 8k SEC Championships (Oct. 29)
  • Also finished 48th overall (18:46.5) at the 5k Commodore Classic (Sept. 17)
  • Finished 35th overall (18:31.9) at the 5k Mizzou Opener (Sept. 3)

Track and Field

  • Commenced the indoor season with a personal best in the 1,000 meters (2:50.33) at the Commodore Indoor, finish fifth overall
  • Set a best in the mile (4:47.56) at the Vanderbilt Invitational, placed fifth
  • Top-5 finishes in the mile and DMR, respectively, at the Charlie Thomas Invitational
  • Finished 12th with a best in the 3,000 meters (9:27.21) at the Music City Challenge
  • Ran the 5,000 meters in 16:29.82, establishing a personal best in the event, at the SEC Indoor Championships, finished ninth
  • Notched a best in the 1,500 meters (4:27.99) at the Raleigh Relays
  • Finished eighth overall at the Outdoor Music City Challenge in the 800 meters (2:13.12), a personal best
  • Competed at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 5,000 meters and finished 12th overall

As a Sophomore (2020-21)
Cross Country

  • Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Scored at two meets
  • Sixth on team and 76th overall (22:01.0) at SEC Championships (Oct. 30)
  • Scored at Blazer Classic (Oct. 16) with fifth-place team finish and 68th overall (22:04.36)
  • Sixth on team and 26th overall (21:50.4) at Gans Creek Classic (Oct. 3)
  • Scored at Commodore Classic (Sept. 19) and finished 18th overall (fourth on team) at 22:40.5

Track and Field

  • Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Competed at three indoor meets and six outdoor meets
  • Placed 33rd in the 5,000 meters (17:55.01) at SEC Outdoor Championships (May 13)
  • Finished 10th with season-best 17:28.59 in the 5,000 meters at North Florida Invite (April 29)
  • Placed seventh in the 5,000 meters (17:30.71) at Black and Gold Invitational (April 16)
  • Finished indoor season with Vandy’s best time in the 3,000 meters (9:52.97 at Music City Challenge on Feb. 13)
  • Season-best time of 4:57.95 and 11th-place finish in the indoor mile at Arkansas Qualifier (Feb. 5)

As a Freshman (2019-20)
Cross Country

  • Competed in two meets
  • Eighth on the team with a time of 19:20.7 as Vanderbilt won Belmont Opener (Aug. 30)

Track and Field

  • First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Competed in three indoor meets in the 3,000 meters with season-best 10:31.25 at Music City Challenge (Feb. 14)
  • Outdoor season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

The Eck File

  • State cross country champion (team) as a junior and senior
  • Mountain Vista High Female Athlete of the Year as a senior
  • National Girls and Women in Sports Honoree as a senior
  • 5A State cross country runner-up as a junior
  • Eighth place at 5A cross country state meet as a sophomore
  • Regional cross country champ as a sophomore
  • Sixth place at 5A cross country state meet as a freshman