Caroline Eck - Women's Track and Field - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Caroline Eck Season 2023-24

Distance

Class Graduate
Event Distance
Hometown Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School Mountain Vista
Major Marketing
Bio

Career Results 

Student-Athlete Highlights
• Competed at the 2023 NCAA DI South Region Cross Country Championships
• Qualified for the 2023 NCAA East Regional
• One school record
• Six program all-time top 10 marks

Academic Honors
• 2023 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District
• 2021-23 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2020-23 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2019-20 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

In the Record Books
• Holds school record as a member of the distance medley relay (11:14.47)
• Third in Vanderbilt history in the indoor 3,000 meters (9:20.85)
• Fourth in Vanderbilt history in the outdoor 5,000 meters (16:12.14)
• Fifth in Vanderbilt history in the indoor 5,000 meters (16:28.39)
• Fifth in Vanderbilt history in the mile (4:46.44)
• Sixth in Vanderbilt history in the 1,000 meters (2:50.33)
• Tenth in Vanderbilt history in the 1,500 meters (4:23.38)

As a Graduate Student (2023-24)
Track & Field
• 13th in the 3,000 meters (9:28.23) and 5,000 meters (16:28.39) at the SEC Indoor Championships
• Sixth in the 3,000 meters (9:23.05, seeded) at the Music City Challenge
• Sixth in the mile (4:48.36) at the Vanderbilt Invitational

Cross Country
• Competed in and scored at five meets
• 57th overall (20:19.8) at the NCAA South Region Championships
• 60th overall (21:38.8) at the SEC Championships
• Top Vanderbilt finisher and 71st overall (21:14.3) in the Blue 6K at the XC23 Invitational
• 40th overall (17:25.9) in the Blue 5K at the Joe Piane Invitational
• Top Vanderbilt finisher and fourth overall (17:14.3) at the 3M Mountain Dew Invitational

As a Senior (2022-23)
Track & Field
• Competed in nine meets, including both SEC Championships
• 36th in the 5,000 meters (16:32.96) at the NCAA East Regional
• Second in the 1,500 meters (4:23.38) at the Music City Challenge
• Eighth in the 5,000 meters (16:12.14) at the Mt. SAC Relays
• Eighth in the 3,000 meters (9:20.85) at the Music City Challenge

Cross Country
Second among Vanderbilt athletes and 39th overall (20:56.1) at the 6K SEC Championships
• Third among Vanderbilt athletes and 39th overall (21:38.6) at the 6K Arturo Barrios Invitational
• Third among Vanderbilt athletes and 80th overall (17:22.8) in the Blue 5K at the Joe Piane Invitational

As a Junior (2021-22)
Track & Field
• 12th in the 5,000 meters (16:42.30) at the SEC Outdoor Championships
• Ninth in the 5,000 meters (16:29.82) the SEC Indoor Championships
• Third in the mile (4:49.38) and fourth as a member of the indoor distance medley relay (11:40.96) at the Charlie Thomas Invitational
• Fifth in the mile (4:47.56) at the Vanderbilt Invitational
• Fifth and a personal best in the 1,000 meters (2:50.33) at the Commodore Challenge

Cross Country
• 125th overall (24:04.6) at the 6K SEC Championships
• 48th overall (18:46.5) at the 5K Commodore Classic
• 35th overall (18:31.9) at the 5K Mizzou Opener
• Third among Vanderbilt athletes and sixth overall (18:34.9) at the 3.1M Belmont Opener

As a Sophomore (2020-21)
Track & Field
• 10th and a season best in the 5,000 meters (17:28.59) at the North Florida Invite
• Seventh in the 5,000 meters (17:30.71) at the Black and Gold Invitational
• 11th and a season best in the mile (4:57.95) at the Arkansas Qualifier

Cross Country
• Scored at two meets
• 76th overall (22:01.0) at the 6K SEC Championships
• Fifth among Vanderbilt athletes and 68th overall (22:04.36) at the 6K Blazer Classic
• 26th overall (21:50.4) at the 6K Gans Creek Classic
• Fourth among Vanderbilt athletes and 18th overall (22:40.5) at the 6K Commodore Classic

As a Freshman (2019-20)
Track & Field
• Season best in the 3,000 meters (10:31.25) at the indoor Music City Challenge
• 21st in the 3,000 meters (10:41.86) at the Charlie Thomas Invitational
• Outdoor season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak

Cross Country
• Competed in two meets
• 18th (19:20.7) and member of winning Vanderbilt team at the 3.1M Belmont Opener

The Eck File
Caroline Eck was a member of two state champion cross country teams while prepping at Mountain Vista. As a sophomore, she won the cross country regional and finished eighth at the 5A State meet. The next year, she was the runner-up at the 5A State Cross Country Championships. Eck was a National Girls and Women in Sports honoree as a senior.