Niki Narayani - Women's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Niki Narayani

Medicine, Health, and Society

Class Junior
Hometown Knoxville, Tenn.
High School Webb
Major Medicine, Health, and Society
Bio

Career Honors
• 2021 Fourth-Team Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar
• 2021 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2020 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• 2019-20 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Sophomore (2020-21)
Track and Field
• Fourth-Team Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar
• Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Fought through injury and competed at one indoor meet and four outdoor meets
• Finished 32nd in the 5,000 meters (17:53.89) at SEC Outdoor Championships (May 13)
• Season-best 17:18.81 in the outdoor 5,000 meters at Tennessee Relays (April 9)
• Sixth in the 3,000 meters (10:00.81) at outdoor season-opening Tiger Classic (March 19)
• Finished third as member of distance medley relay (12:17.94) at Vanderbilt Invitational (Jan. 16)

Cross Country
• SEC Fall Academic Roll
• Did not compete in cross country season due to injury

As a Freshman (2019-20)
Track and Field
• Did not compete during indoor season due to injury
• Outdoor season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

Cross Country
• First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Fought through injury and finished 117th overall (23:01.3) at SEC Championships (Nov. 1)
• Fifth on the team and 136th overall (21:47.3) at Pre-Nationals (Oct. 19)
• Fifth on the team and 48th overall (22:14.5) to help Vanderbilt to sixth-place finish at Buckeye Preview (Sept. 28)
• Third on the team and 38th overall (22:20.8) to lead Vanderbilt to fifth-place finish at Commodore Classic (Sept. 14)
• Fifth overall (third on team) with time of 18:11.3 and led Vanderbilt to first-place finish at Belmont Opener (Aug. 30)

The Narayani File
• State champion in cross country as an individual and team in 2018
• State champion in the 4×800 relay, 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters as a senior
• State champion team as a senior in track and field
• Set the Webb School 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters records
• Named the 2019 Knoxville PrepXtra Cross Country Runner of the Year
• Named the 2019 Knoxville PrepXtra Track and Field Athlete of the Year
• State runner up in cross country as a freshman, sophomore and junior
• State runner up in the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters as a junior
• State champion in 4×800-meter relay as a junior
• Set the 5K cross country record at the Webb School as a sophomore (17:56.90)
• State runner up in 3,200 meters as a freshman