Up to the Challenge

Commodores host Music City Challenge this weekend

NASHVILLE,  Tenn. — This weekend the Vanderbilt track and field team hosts the two-day Music City Challenge in the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.

The Commodores will welcome several teams to Nashville as the meet begins Friday with the pentathlon at noon. Individual field events start at 4 p.m. while the running events will commence at 6 p.m. The meet will continue Saturday with both field and running events starting at noon and concluding with the 4×400-meter relays at 3 p.m.

Last week, the Commodores traveled to Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the Arkansas Qualifier where senior Ruby Stauber placed second in the 800 meters and sophomore Madison Fuller became the second Commodore ever to break 7.6 in the 60 meters and was one of three Vandy sprinters to rewrite the record book in the 200 meters.

Fuller, junior Taiya Shelby and freshman Haley Bishop combined for three of the top six times in school history in the 200 meters in back-to-back-to-back heats.

This weekend will be the final tune-up before the Commodores will take their talents to the SEC Indoor Championships on Feb. 26-27 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.