Grace Orders - Women's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Grace Orders


Class Senior
Hometown Moraga, Calif.
High School Campolindo

Major: Economics

· 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
· 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
· 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
· 2011 SEC All-Freshman Team
· 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Orders’ Track Bio: HERE

Cross Country Personal Bests:
4K – 14:48.33 (2011 Belmont-Vanderbilt Opener)
5K – 17:47.19 (2013 Commodore Classic)
6K – 21:13 (2011 NCAA Championship)

Orders’ Times on

2013 Cross Country: Led the way for the Dores at the Crimson Classic running 17:43.60 over the 4.94K course for 11th overall… Clocked 22:27.15 at the Roy Griak Invitational in the season’s first 6K race… Made her season debut at the Commodore Classic running 17:47.19 in the 5K.

2012 Cross Country: Made season debut at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing 146th in 18:18.7 (5K) … Ran the 6K circuit at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in 21:36.9 (234th) … Finished 74th at the SEC Championships, crossing the line in 22:14.4.

2012 Track: Ran a top indoor 3000 meters time of 9:48.83 at the SEC Championships, her first career sub-10 minute time in the event … Earned SEC All-Freshman honors in the indoor 3000 meters… Posted her best outdoor 1500 meters time at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (4:44.68) … Also posted a personal record in the outdoor 3000 meters with a mark of 9:53.05 at the Black & Gold Invitational … Used a time of 16:48.87 in the outdoor 3000 meters at the Colonial Relay to set another personal record.

2011 Cross Country: Set and broke personal records on a 6K course twice in freshman season … Finished fifth in scoring for the Dores at the NCAA South Regional to help team win first ever berth to NCAA Championships … Was 21st overall at NCAA South Regional with a time of 21:26.4 
… Finished sixth for Vanderbilt at the SEC Championship, setting a personal record with a time of 21:18.26 … Finished 19th at the SEC Championships and was among the first seven freshmen to finish, earning All-Freshman honors … Finished sixth for Vanderilt at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational with a time of 21:54, helping team break into the Top-30 rankings at the No. 3 spot … Finished the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 22:03, fourth for the Commodores … Started her college career with a 15th place finish at the Belmont-VU Opener and a time of 14:48.33.

High School (Campolindo): Placed third at the 2010 California State Cross Country meet (Division 3) with a personal best of 17:43 … Helped team win state cross country championship … Finished with the 12th ranked performance overall at the State XC meet … Placed 11th at the prestigious Foot Locker West regional, narrowly missing a spot at the national meet by one place … Finished ninth last spring (as a junior) in the 3200m at the California state track meet with a personal best of 10:44.89 … Has progressed from 51st (sophomore year) to 21st (junior) to third (senior) at the state cross country meet.

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Ann Orders. Sister to Mary (17) and Sarah (19).