Top Field Event Finishes Highlight Day 2

Vanderbilt student-athletes placed second and third in the shot put

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On Saturday, Vanderbilt track and field wrapped up its split-meet weekend at Florida Relays and Raleigh Relays.

“This weekend gave us the opportunity to display out hard work at two well-known competitions,” director of cross country and track and field Althea Thomas said. “We leaned into our season goals and the process crucial for execution. We made great strides with a school record, SEC and NCAA ranked performances and several Vandy top 10 performances and personal bests.  We are seeing these ladies blossom and looking forward to more hard work and opportunities to continue the mission.”

Falon Spearman was Vanderbilt’s top finisher in the 100-meter hurdles, placing 11th and recording a wind-assisted personal best of 13.54 seconds (2.7 m/s). Santana Spearman and Taylor McKinnon recorded times of 13.82 and 14.25 seconds, respectively, in the event.

Dores finished second and third in the invite division of the shot put. Veronica Fraley recorded a 17.02-meter throw to claim second. It was the No. 7 mark in NCAA Division I at the time of the competition. Sarah Omoregie came in third with a 16.57-meter mark. Sarah Marvin had a top throw of 15.06 meters and finished 10th in the event.

Alix Still tied for third in the high jump, clearing the 1.61-meter bar. Also in that event, Marta Sivina and Rowan Houston tied for 10th place with a 1.56-meter clearance.

The Dores will continue their month-long stretch of road meets at the Joe Walker Invitational, hosted by Ole Miss April 5-6 in Oxford, Mississippi.

Day 1 Notes
– Freshman Lena Gooden added her name to two Vanderbilt all-time top 10 lists, the 200 meters (24.08 seconds) and long jump (5.80 meters). She is now seventh in program history in both events.
– Anaya Webster also recorded a 5.80-meter mark in the long jump, tying with Gooden for the No. 7 spot.
– Fraley opened her outdoor season with a runner-up finish in the discus, recording a top throw of 60.07 meters, which was the No. 3 mark in NCAA Division I at the time of the competition.
– Allyria McBride recorded a 57.86 second time in the 400-meter hurdles to finish fourth among collegians and sixth overall in the event. At the time of competition, her time was No. 10 in NCAA DI.
– At Raleigh Relays, Julia Rosenberg finished 20th out of 195 runners in the 5,000 meters, resetting the program record with a time of 16:04.24.
– Also in Raleigh, Caroline Eck turned in the No. 3 time in school history in the 10,000 meters, 33:55.33.