Gigi Clifford - Women's Track and Field - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Gigi Clifford Season 2022-23


Class Sophomore
Event Distance
Hometown Tiburon, Calif.
High School Marin Catholic
Major Undeclared

Career Results

As a Sophomore (2022-23)
Cross Country

  • Recorded a personal best (22:59.6) at the 6k SEC championships (Oct. 28)
  • Finished 62nd overall (19:12.2) at the 5k Joe Piane Invitational (Sept. 30)

Track & Field

  • Recorded a personal best in the 1,500 meters (4:52.70) at the Island Relays Bahamas Invitational (March 17–18)
  • Competed in the 5,000 meters (17:43.22) at the indoor Music City Challenge (Feb. 10–11)
  • Recorded a personal best in the mile (5:14.22) at the Vanderbilt Invitational (Jan. 20–21)

As a Freshman (2021-22)
Cross Country

  • Finished 39th overall (18:52.3) at the 5k Mizzou Opener (Sept. 3)

Track & Field

  • Competed in the 1,500 meters (4:55.91) at the Black and Gold Invite (March 18–19)
  • Competed in the the 3,000 meters (10:31.27) at the indoor Music City Challenge (Feb 11–12)
  • Finished 21st overall in the 1,000 meters (3:13.18) at the Commodore Indoor (Jan. 14–15)

The Clifford File
• Prepped at Marin Park Catholic under head coach Tim Fitzpatrick and Wayne Patton
• Letterwinner in cross country, soccer and track & field
• Undefeated cross country season as a senior
• Three-time competitor at state championships (2019 individual qualifier)
• 2021 Marin County Athletic League Cross Country Athlete of the Year
• 2019 Marin County Runner of the Year
• 2019 all-county team
• Lifetime Dean’s List member in high school
• Received Outstanding Accomplishment and Excellence in Campus Ministry
• Two-time Cornerstone Scholar Award winner
• Member of the National Honor Society
• Daughter of Catherine and Chris Clifford
• Has two older brothers, James and William; and a younger sister, Caroline
• Born in San Francisco, California
• Brother, William, played lacrosse at Columbia; brother, James, was on the ski team at Middlebury University; aunt ran track at Bowling Green
• Instagram: @gigi.cliffy
• Ski raced since the age of five
• Is a passionate chef and avid yogi

Why Vanderbilt: “The Degree, the City, the SEC. The team was healthy, happy and felt like family. The amazing hospital and premedical program. Fell in love with the school and Nashville the moment I stepped on campus.”