Track and Field Hosts Vanderbilt Invitational

Commodores will compete against several SEC foes at home Friday and Saturday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Forty-five teams will compete Friday and Saturday in the David Williams II Recreation Center when the Commodores host the Vanderbilt Invitational. Seven SEC teams, including Vandy, will compete in Nashville this weekend.

Competing teams
Alabama A&M, Alabama-Huntsville, Alcorn State, Arkansas State, Auburn, Austin Peay State, Belmont, Carson Newman, Cumberland, Eastern Kentucky, Erskiene, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Grambling, Harding, Hendrix, Jacksonville State (Alabama), Kentucky, Kentucky Wesleyan, Lee, Lenior Rhyne, Life University, Lincoln Memorial, Lindenwood, Lipscomb, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi College, Missouri, Montreat College, Murray State, Ole Miss, Rhodes College, St. Louis, Southern Miss, Talladega, Tennessee, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee Wesleyan, Trevecca, Tusculum, University of the Incarnate Word, Vanderbilt, West Georgia

Follow along live
The meet will be streamed on SEC Network+ Friday and Saturday. Competition begins for the Dores at 9:20 a.m. Friday with the pentathlon 60-meter hurdles. Field events are set to begin at noon with the high jump, and running events will begin at 6 p.m. Live results are also available online.

Dore notes
• Veronica Fraley was the top collegiate finisher and second overall in the shot put at the Commodore Challenge. Her farthest throw, 17.21 meters, was just 2 centimeters short of Olympian Jessica Ramsey’s winning mark (17.23 meters). Her throw ranks second in the SEC and ninth in the NCAA at this point in the season.
• In the shot put, Sarah Omoregie placed fourth with a 16.41-meter throw. She currently ranks third in program history and fourth in the SEC.
• In the weight throw, Giavonna Meeks reset the school record at 20.68 meters. Five of her six throws surpassed the 20-meter mark. She finished fifth overall and first among freshmen in the event. Her mark is fourth in the SEC and 19th in the NCAA thus far this season.
• Santana Spearman and Talyor McKinnon advanced to the 60-meter hurdles final at the Commodore Challenge. Spearman finished second in the final with a personal-best time of 8.43 seconds, which is the third-fastest time in school history.
• In the 300 meters, Allyria McBride and Ella Escobar recorded the second and seventh-ranked times in program history. McBride won the event with a time of 38.09 seconds. Escobar turned in a personal-best time of 39.70 seconds.
• Eight Vanderbilt student-athletes, Mackenzie Culpepper (1,000m), Emma Curry (mile), Escobar (300m), McKinnon (300m), Meeks (shot put), Madison Murray (300m), Julia Rosenberg (3,000m) and Spearman (60m hurdles, 60m), recorded personal-best marks last weekend.