NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On Tuesday, Veronica Fraley and Beatrice Juskeviciute were named First-Team All-SEC after their winning performances at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships last weekend.
On Thursday and Friday, graduate student Juskeviciute won the heptathlon gold medal, totaling 6,079 points over the course of seven events. She is the first Commodore to do so since Kristen Denk captured gold in the pole vault in 2019. During the competition Juskeviciute broke the school record in the 100-meter hurdles (13.34 seconds) and turned in performances ranking in the program’s all-time top 10 in the high jump (1.68 meters) and long jump (6.03 meters). She ranks fourth in the NCAA and eighth in the world in the heptathlon at this point in the season.
On Saturday, Fraley posted a personal-best throw of 62.84 meters, breaking the Vanderbilt school record and the Bernie Moore Track Stadium facility record. Her throw is also No. 13 in collegiate history. Out of six throws, five surpassed her previous best mark of 60.24 meters. She ranks second in the NCAA and 11th in the world in the discus thus far this season. Fraley also recorded a scoring performance in the shot put on Friday, finishing fourth with a 17.23-meter throw.
This is the first time that the Vanderbilt women’s track and field program has boasted two individual SEC champions.
Next, Fraley will compete in the NCAA D1 Outdoor Track & Field Championships First Round in Jacksonville, Florida, May 24–27. Juskeviciute has qualified for the NCAA outdoor championships in the heptathlon and will compete June 7–10 in Austin, Texas.