Philip Metcalf - Men's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Philip Metcalf Season 2022-23

Class Sophomore
Hometown Austin, Texas
High School Liberal Arts and Science Academy
Major Undeclared

Career Honors

  • 2021-22 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Freshman (2021-22)

Cross Country

  • 2021-22 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Fourth on the team and 80th overall (31:55.05) at the 10k NCAA South Regional Championships (Nov. 12)
  • Third on the team and 69th overall (25:28.3) at the 8k SEC Championships (Oct. 29)
  • Fourth on the team and 44th overall (26:07.3) at the 8k Blazer Classic (Oct. 16)
  • Third on the team and 103rd overall (26:48.1) at the 8k Joe Piane Invitational (Oct. 1)
  • Also finished fourth on the team and 36th overall (25:59.1) at the 8k Commodore Classic (Sept. 17)
  • Finished 36th overall and fourth on the team (19:04.3) at the 5k Mizzou Opener (Sept. 3)

Track and Field 

  • Finished 17th in the 1,500 meters (4:04.50) with a personal best at the Outdoor Music City Challenge
  • Set a personal best in the 5,000 meters (14:56.97)
  • Finished 26th at the PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational in the mile (4:22.31) with a personal best

The Metcalf File

  • Prepped at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy under head coach Jon Curtis Croston
  • All-Cen-Tex Cross Country team member (2019, 2020)
  • Placed fifth in the Texas state 3,200 meters in 2021
  • Member of the 2018 state runner-up team
  • Member of National Honor Society and THSCA Academic All-State Track Team
  • Son of Mary Beth and Eric Metcalf
  • Has an older sister, Suzanna; and an older brother, Isaac
  • Mother, Mary Beth, competed for Canisus College’s cross country and track teams
  • Born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Instagram: @philip.metcalf
  • President of the LASA Marching Bands
  • Teaching himself how to play the guitar

Why Vanderbilt: “Vanderbilt provided the perfect balance between an athletically competitive cross country program and an excellent education. The cross country team and coaches have continued to be incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the recruitment and application process, and Nashville is an incredible city that I am excited to experience.”