The Dores Go Down to Georgia

Will compete in 14 total events

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt track and field will compete at the two-day Georgia Tech Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

The Commodores competing this weekend include Josephine Dal, Jess Creedon, Jada Sims, Grace Jensen, Haley Walker, Julia Rosenberg, Emma Curry, Joslin Blair, Niki Narayani, Jacqueline Pinon, Madison Fuller, Taiya Shelby, Kaira Brown, Nicole Anderson, Divine Oladipo, Kaitlyn Deutsch, Laine Roberts.

Georgia Tech will host the meet at the George C. Griffin Track. Vandy will compete in the shot put, pole vault, long jump, 100 meter hurdles, 5,000 meter run, 1,500 meter run, high jump, discus, 4×100 meter relay, 400 meter hurdles, 400 meter dash, and the 4×400 meter relay.

The Commodores did not compete last weekend but prior to contended at the Joe Walker Invitational in Oxford, Mississippi. Highlights of that meet included Haley Bishop taking gold in the 200 meter dash with a wind-aided time of 23.13. Nick Laning competed in the 5,000 meters with a first-place time of 14:07.50.

On the following day the heptathlon continued with Creedon tallying a 4.95 meter mark in the long jump, 29.07 meters in the javelin throw, and a first-place time of 2:25. 68 in the 800 meter run. Oladipo’s first-place mark of 17.25 meters led the way in the shot put. She set a mark of 51.93 meters in the discus, finishing sixth on the day. Fuller competed in the 400 meter dash with a time of 54.24, cementing her as fourth all-time in school history. To conclude the Joe Walker Invitational, the 4×400 meter relay team took first in the event. The quartet of Shelby, Fuller, Brown, and Bishop notched a time of 3:37.75 for the sixth fastest time in school history.

Zach Hodges, Jonah Bird, Nick Laning, Caleb Van Geffen, Philip Metcalf, and Lucas Mowery will also compete for Vanderbilt in the men’s 5,000 meters.