Women set new personal, Vanderbilt records

Jan. 14, 2012

Lexington, Ky. – The Vanderbilt women spent their last day at the Kentucky Invitational breaking personal records as they get underway with their spring track and field season.

Junior Kristen Findley finished the mile in 4:51.16, setting not only a personal record, but placing herself No. 4 on the Vanderbilt All-Time leaders list, before setting another personal record in the 800m (2:15).

“She ran a very smart and mature race finishing well in her last 400,” said head coach Steve Keith.

Brionne Williams also set not just one, but two personal bests in the high jump event, clearing the bar a 5-9.25 (1.76m) and then 5’10.25 (1.79m).

“Fantastic jumping by Brionne,” said Keith. “The 5-10.5 jump now puts her at a national level and No. 2 on the VU all-time list.”

Meagan Martin, who competed in the vault event yesterday, was amongst the record breakers over the weekend with her 12’2.5 (3.73m) vault. The new personal record also placed her amongst all-time leaders at Vanderbilt as the new No. 2.

“This meet was all about being competitive, testing ourselves mentally and physically and putting in some good work,” said Keith. “Very good early season competition for the women. A number of personal bests along with a few top-5 all-time performances for the program.”

The Commodores will see action next at the Rod McCravy Memorial in Lexington, Kentucky on the 27th.

“The next two weeks will provide us with the opportunity to get stronger and more consistent, both mentally and physically, before we head back to Kentucky for our next competition,” said Keith.