Work Continues at LSU

Several Dores posted top event finishes and improved their NCAA and SEC rankings

BATON ROUGE, La. — At the LSU Alumni Gold meet, Vanderbilt track and field fought through the Louisiana heat and left Bernie Moore Track Stadium with some NCAA and SEC-ranked performances and several program top 10s, season bests and personal records.

Kosi Umerah and Veronica Fraley got things started for the Dores in the hammer throw. Umerah was eighth in the event with a 56.42-meter throw, while Fraley came in ninth with a 51.74-meter toss, a personal best and third all-time at Vanderbilt.

In the shot put, Omoregie came out on top, winning the event with a personal best 17.79-meter throw, ranked third in school history. Fraley was second with a 16.73-meter mark, and Sarah Marvin placed sixth with a season best 15.80-meter mark.

Fraley also recorded a winning 61.37-meter throw in the discus, a collegiate season best.

On the track, the 4×100-meter relay team of Ella Escobar, Haley Bishop, Nicole Anderson and Allyria McBride turned in the sixth-ranked time in school history, 46.15 seconds.

Lainey Phelps led the Dores in the 1,500 meters, placing fourth with a season-best time of 4:32.92.

Escobar PRed in the 400 meters, shaving off more than a second for a time of 55.26 seconds.

In the 800 meters, Mackenzie Culpepper came within 0.5 seconds of her PR, turning in a season-best time of 2:10.73. In the same event, Audrey Allman recorded a heat-winning time of 2:09.96, almost 3 seconds faster than her previous personal best. Allman and Culpepper placed eighth and ninth, respectively.

McBride was the top collegiate, second overall finisher in the 400-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 56.63 seconds.

The Commodores return home for their final meet of the regular season, the Music City Challenge, which will be Friday and Saturday at the Vanderbilt Outdoor Track.