Vanderbilt T&F hosting 11 schools at Vanderbilt Indoor Opener this weekend

Dec. 2, 2016

Event: Vanderbilt Indoor Opener

Date: Saturday, Dec. 3

Site: Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility

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The Vanderbilt track and field team will host the Vanderbilt Indoor Opener on Saturday, Dec. 3 to kick off the 2016-17 indoor season. The Commodores will welcome 11 other schools, all from either Tennessee or Kentucky, to the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility for this weekend’s meet.

The list of teams participating in the 2016 Vanderbilt Indoor Opener is identical to the field from the 2015 meet. The full list of teams competing includes:

Austin Peay
Middle Tennessee State
Murray State
Tennessee State
Tennessee Tech
Trevecca Nazarene
Western Kentucky

At last year’s Vanderbilt Indoor Opener, the Commodores had nine top-3 finishes in events, and all but one of the competitors who finished in the top-3 a year ago return for the Commodores this season, including Sarah Goodale (High Jump), Sarah Bell (Pole Vault), Courtney Clayton (Mile Run), Jenn Edobi (400m), Skyler Carpenter (800m), Courtney Kriegshauser (3000m) and Lydia Witty, Erin Hardnett, Clayton and Edobi (4×400).
Click Here for Full Recap – 2015 Vanderbilt Indoor OpenerThe Vanderbilt Indoor Opener marks the first of five meets hosted by Vanderbilt this season. Check out the Home Meet Information page to see other upcoming meets that will be hosted at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.

Quoting Head Coach Steven Keith:

“We could not be more excited to open up the indoor season this weekend, and it is especially meaningful to kick off the year at our own facility hosting a great group of teams. As coaches, we can’t wait to see how the strong fall training period our athletes had will carry over to our team’s performance at the meets. The Vanderbilt Indoor Opener also gives our athletes a great opportunity to compete against area schools before heading into final exams week and winter break.”