Track team shows promise at Kentucky Invite

Jan. 16, 2010


LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Vanderbilt women’s Track & Field squad finished their first meet of 2010 with a plethora of personal bests.

Katherine Hendricks moved to second all-time on VU’s indoor pole vault list with a jump of 11’7.75, good for sixth place on Friday afternoon.

On Saturday, Vanderbilt saw its distance runners hit many highs on the day, including sophomore Jordan White who ran the women’s one-mile in 4:58.99, good enough for 10th place. This feat was impressive considering she never competed in the one-mile in last year’s indoor season and bested all but one of the one mile runs contributed by the Commodores in the entire 2009 indoor season.

White also finished twelfth in the women’s 800 meter with a time of 2:17.70, right in front of newcomer Kristen Findley. The Ojai, Calif. native finished 18th with a time of 2:23.40 in the 800 meter, and 21st in the one-mile run with a time of 5:12.18.

She was joined in a personal best by fellow sophomore Louise Hannallah, whose 9:53.97 for the 3000 meters ranks seventh on the VU all-time list. She also finished 10th in her VU record-breaking event.

“(This weekend) was a solid start to get the season going,” head coach D’Andre Hill said. “The vaulters got off to a nice start with Kat (Hendricks) jumping almost at a new school record! Taylor Jackson ran a solid 200 for us.”

“I think this was a solid opener for all of the distance women,” distance coach Steve Keith stated. “I think we had four personal bests out of eight races. All of the women competed well and now we have a very good idea of fitness as we plan for upcoming meets.”

“Now, with a little better weather, we need to get after some quality training over the next few weeks,” Keith noted.

Vanderbilt Results- Saturday, January 16, 2010

60 Meter Dash- 31. Anna Carr, 7.84

One Mile Run- 10. Jordan White, 4:58.99; 21. Kristen Findley, 5:12.18

400 Meter Dash- 27. Teegan Hill, 58.77

800 Meter Run- 12. Jordan White, 2:17.70; 18. Kristen Findley, 2:23.40

200 Meter Dash- 35. Taylor Jackson, 25.79; 51. Josalyn White, 26.87; 63. Mallory Hitt 27.61

3000 Meter Run- 10. Louise Hannallah, 9:53.97; 16. Kristabel Doebel-Hickok, 10:04.27; 18. Adrienne DiRaddo, 10:13.84; 20. Allie Scalf, 10:17.96

4×400 Meter Relay- 16. Teegan Hill, Taylor Jackson, Josalyn White, Anna Carr, 4:06.28