Dylan Ballard - Men's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Dylan Ballard Season 2023-24

Class Sophomore
Hometown Houston, Texas
High School Bellaire Senior
Major Human & Organizational Development • Engineering Science

Career Results

Student-Athlete Highlights 
• Competed at the 2023 USATF U20 Outdoor Championships

Academic Honors
• 2023 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2022-23 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Sophomore (2023-24)
Cross Country
• Competed in three meets, scored at two
• 60th overall (25:36.7) in the Gold 5M at the Joe Piane Invitational
• 27th overall (15:56.1) at the 5K Belmont Opener

As a Freshman (2022-23)
Cross Country
• Competed in five meets
• 105th overall (28:44.9) at the 8k SEC Cross Country Championships
• 87th overall (28:18.3) at the 8k Coaching Tree Invitational
• 23rd overall (16:36.7) at the 3.1M Belmont Opener

Track & Field
• 10th in the 1,500 meters (4:00.18) at the USATF U20 Outdoor Championships
• Seventh in the 800 meters (1:52.42) and 14th in the 1,500 meters (3:59.43) at the Music City Challenge
• Second in the 1,500 meters (3:53.23) at the Joe Walker Invitational

The Ballard File
Dylan Ballard prepped at Bellaire Senior High School, where he was a cross country and track and field team captain. His prep-best times include 1:58 in the 800 meters, 4:21 in the 1,600 meters, 9:27 in the 3,200 meters and 16:00 in the 5K (XC). As a senior, he was district champion for cross country and a member of the winning team at the district meet. Ballard was a three-time runner-up at the district track meet and qualified for the area meet in 2021 and the regional championships in 2022. Academically, he was a National Merit finalist, an IB diploma candidate and a member of the National Honor Society.

Dylan’s parents’ names are Heather and Brook Ballard, and his sister’s name is Sophie.

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