Commodores Set to Host Music City Challenge


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt track and field will host the Music City Challenge, its final home indoor meet of the season, from Feb. 8-9 at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.
Twenty-eight Vanderbilt student-athletes will compete, led by pole vaulter Kristen Denk and middle distance runners Reagan Bustamante and Haley Walker.
Teams To Compete
Vanderbilt will be joined by three SEC members (Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State) and five Tennessee programs (East Tennessee State, Middle Tennessee State, Memphis, Lipscomb and Milligan). The field also includes Central Florida, Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Tech, Illinois State, Indiana State, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, North Dakota State, Rice, Southern Methodist, Towson, Tulane, Western Kentucky and Xavier.
Commodores Expected To Compete
Denk will lead the Dores in field events. The redshirt junior has taken second in the last three meets. Denk matched the school record with a mark of 4.25m earlier this season.
Walker and Bustamate are expected to lead the middle distance runners. Walker has placed inside the top-10 twice in recent competition in the 800-meter run. Bustamante, a standout for the Commodores last winter, will look to set a seasonal best at the Music City Challenge
Friday, Feb. 8
200 – Regan Clay
200 – Taiya Shelby
200 – Jordan Smith
5,000 – Gillian Mortimer
5,000 – Caroline Pietrzyk
5,000 (men) – Nick Laning
5,000 (men) – Evan Suzman
Saturday, Feb. 9
60 – Jordan Smith
Pole Vault – Kristen Denk
Pole Vault – Margaret Ollinger
Pole Vault – Caleigh Lofstead
Mile – Ginger Hutton
Mile – Kendall Derry
Mile – Lauren Moffett
Mile (men) – Patrick Perrier
400 – Regan Clay
400 – Taiya Shelby
800 – Haley Walker
800 – Reagan Bustamante
800 – Grace Jensen
800 – Emily Cohen
3,000 – Anna Grace Morgan
3,000 – Devon Grisbaum
3,000 – Kacie Breeding
3,000 – Jacqueline Pinon
3,000 – Ana Wallace
3,000 (men) – Caleb Casolaro
3,000 (men) – Andrew Irvine
3,000 (men) – Aidan Livingston
3,000 (men) – Lucas Mowery
3,000 (men) – Edward Harpstead
Admission and Parking
General admission tickets are available at the facility for $5. Doors will open at 2 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Spectators can park in the 25th Avenue Garage (levels 9-11) prior to 6 p.m. and then in lot #75 off of Natchez Trace after 6 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, spectators can use lot #75.