Gigi Clifford - Women's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Gigi Clifford Season 2023-24


Class Junior
Hometown Tiburon, Calif.
High School Marin Catholic
Major Psychology

Career Results

Academic Honors
• 2023, ’24 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2023 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Junior (2023-24)
Track & Field
• Third in the 10,000 meters (35:54.67) at the Lee Fast Break Athletics Invitational
• Recorded a 24-second PR in the 5,000 meters (17.19.45) at the Music City Challenge
• Personal best in the 3,000 meters (10:00.04) at the Bruce Lehane Scarlet & White

Cross Country
• Competed in three meets
• Recorded a personal best (18:23.2) in the Blue 5K at the Joe Piane Invitational
• 33rd overall (18:08.1) at the 3M Mountain Dew Invitational

As a Sophomore (2022-23)
Track & Field
Eighth in the 3,000 meters (10:01.32) at the outdoor Music City Challenge
Eighth in the 1,500 meters (4:52.70) at the Island Relays Bahamas
Personal best in the mile (5:14.22) at the Vanderbilt Invitational

Cross Country
Competed in three meets
Personal best at the 6K SEC Championships (22:59.6)
62nd overall in the Open 5K (19:12.2) at the Joe Piane Invitational

As a Freshman (2021-22)
Track & Field
Competed in four meets
44th in the 1,500 meters (4:55.91) at the Black and Gold Invite
37th in the 3,000 meters (10:31.27) at the Music City Challenge
21st in the 1,000 meters (3:13.18) at the Commodore Indoor

Cross Country
Competed in two meets
39th overall at the 5K Mizzou Opener (18:52.3)

The Clifford File
Gigi Clifford was a letterwinner in cross country, track and field and soccer at Marin Park Catholic under head coach Tim Fitzpatrick and Wayne Patton. She was a three-time competitor at the state championships, qualifying individually in 2019. Clifford was named the 2021 Marin County Athletic League Cross Country Athlete of the Year and 2019 Marin County Runner of the Year and earned a spot on the 2019 all-county team. A lifetime Dean’s List member in high school, she received an award for outstanding accomplishment and excellence in campus ministry and was a two-time Cornerstone Scholar Award recipient. Clifford was also a National Honor Society member.

Born in San Francisco, California, to Catherine and Chris Clifford, Gigi is one of four children. Her siblings’ names are James, William and Caroline. Her brother, William, played lacrosse at Columbia, and her other brother, James, skied at Middlebury. Additionally, Clifford’s aunt was on the track team at Bowling Green. Since she was five years old, Gigi has ski raced. Outside of athletics, she is a passionate chef and an avid yogi.