Lainey Phelps - Women's Track and Field - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Lainey Phelps Season 2021-22

Middle Distance

Class Sophomore
Event Distance
Hometown Homewood, Ala.
High School Homewood
Major Undeclared

Career Honors
• 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Sophomore (2021-22)
Cross Country
• Sixth on the team and 60th overall (21:25.87) at the 6k NCAA South Regional (Nov. 12)
Finished 76th overall (22:11.9) at the 8k SEC Championships (Oct. 29)
Placed 27th overall (22:42.7) at the 6k Blazer Classic (Oct. 16)
Fifth on the team and 151st overall (17:54.2) at the 5k Joe Piane Invitational (Oct. 1)
Also finished 18th overall (17:52.1) at the 5k Commodore Classic (Sept. 17)
• Finished 24th overall and fifth on the team (18:01) at the 5k Mizzou Opener (Sept. 3)

As a Freshman (2020-21)
Track and Field
• First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Competed at three indoor meets and six outdoor meets
• Finished 18th in the 1,500 meters (4:30.20) at SEC Outdoor Championships (May 15)
• Season-best 2:11.36 in the outdoor 800 meters at Black and Gold Invitational (April 17)
• Also finished as runner-up with season-best 4:25.79 in the outdoor 1,500 meters at Black and Gold Invite
• Member of winning distance medley relay (11:52.11) at Vanderbilt Invitational (Jan. 16)

Cross Country
• Scored at all four meets
• Third Commodore and 52nd overall (21:32.0) to help team to sixth-place finish at SEC Championships (Oct. 30)
• Second on team and 56th overall (21:43.77) at Blazer Classic (Oct. 16)
• Second on team and 17th overall (21:28.9) at Gans Creek Classic (Oct. 3)
• Made collegiate debut at Commodore Classic (Sept. 19) and finished second on team and 15th overall (22:23.2)

The Phelps File
• Four-year letterwinner at Homewood under head coach Tom Esslinger
• Two-time Alabama Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year (2016, 2019)
• 15 individual state championships
• 2020 Bryant Jordan regional winner
• Personal bests in high school included 4:54 (1,600 meters), 10:44 (3,200m), 17:36 (5,000m)
• Also lettered in lacrosse
• National Honor Society
• Daughter of Alli and Peter Phelps
• Has a younger brother, Luke
• Aunt, Suzy Cahill Toner, swam and ran track at The University of the South (Sewanee)