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

Niki Narayani Season 2022-23

Medicine, Health, and Society

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

Career Results

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 Junior (2021-22)
Cross Country

  • Fifth on the team and 74th overall (22:11.3) at the 8k SEC Championships (Oct. 29)
  • Finished fifth on the team and 18th overall (22:17.5) at the 6k Blazer Classic (Oct. 16)

Track and Field

  • In first meet of the indoor season, Commodore Indoor, set a personal best in the 1,000 meters (2:56.47), finished 11th overall
  • Finished eighth in the mile at the Vanderbilt Invitational, setting a best of 4:55.03
  • Competed at the Raleigh Relays and finished with a top personal time of 4:34.23 in the 1,500 meters
  • At the Georgia Tech Invitational, set a best in the 5,000 meters (16:22.71) with a fourth-place finish
  • Concluded the 3,000 meters at the Outdoor Music City Challenge with a best of 9:36.70 and third overall
  • Top-15 finish at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 5,000 meters (16:55.66)

As a Sophomore (2020-21)
Cross Country

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

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)

As a Freshman (2019-20)
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)

Track and Field

  • Did not compete during indoor season due to injury
  • Outdoor season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

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