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Dores conclude SEC Championships
Rita Jorgensen and Liz Anderson both scored points in the competition.

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May 15, 2011

ATHENS, Ga. – In the last day of the SEC Track & Field Championships, two Commodores earned points for Vanderbilt.

In the finals of the 800-meter run, Rita Jorgensen finished in fifth place with a time of 2:07.82, and scored four points for Vanderbilt.

In Vanderbilt’s final event of the meet, Liz Anderson finished sixth in the 5,000-meter run and earned three points for the Commodores. She clocked a time of 16:41.27. Louise Hannallah finished 13th overall with a time of 17:07.21.

Jordan White just missed out on a scoring position in the 1500-meter finals, as she finished in ninth place with a time of 4:33.51. The eighth-place finisher clocked a time of 4:33.15. Also in the 1500-meter race, Alexa Rogers posted a time of 4:38.63.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Taylor Jackson, Anna Carr Hawkins, Teegan Hill and Josalyn White clocked a time of 46.53 seconds, which was just .01 seconds off their season best time.

Next up for the Commodores is the East Preliminary Round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, which will take place in Bloomington, Ind., which will take place May 26-28.


Jorgensen advances to 800m finals
Rita Jorgensen finished fourth overall in the 800-meter race.

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May 13, 2011

ATHENS, Ga. – In the second day of the SEC Championship Track & Field Meet, Vanderbilt senior Rita Jorgensen qualified for the finals of the 800-meter race.

In the preliminaries, Jorgensen finished second in the third heat with a time of 2:06.84, two seconds off Tennessee’s Chanelle Price. The top finisher from each of the four heats, as well as the next five best times advanced to Sunday’s finals, which will be run at 2:45 p.m. CT.

Anna Carr Hawkins and Taylor Jackson both competed in the 200-meter dash, posting times of 24.28 seconds and 24.66 seconds, respectively.

Saturday’s competition begins with the women’s high jump at 11 a.m. CT followed by the pole vault at 1:30 p.m. In the track events, Vanderbilt will compete in the 1500-meter run at 3:15, followed by the 400-meter dash and the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Live results for the meet can be found here.


Hendricks sets new pole vault record
Katherine Hendricks jumped a four inch personal best en route to setting a new school record.
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May 6, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – In a final tune-up before the SEC Outdoor Championships, members of the Vanderbilt track & field team competed at the Billy Hayes Invitational on Friday, hosted by Indiana University.

Katherine Hendrickson re-claimed the school record in the pole vault last night after clearing a height of 12’7.5” (3.85m), which was a four inch personal record. Her previous school record of 12’ ½” was broken two weeks ago by Meagan Martin, who cleared a height of 12’4” (3.76m) at the Vanderbilt Invitational...

Taylor Jackson posted a season-best time of 24.62 seconds in the 200 meter dash, finishing first in the event. Anna Carr Hawkins finished four tenths of a second behind her in third with a time of 25.02 seconds. In the 400 meter dash, Teegan Hill clocked in at 58.42 seconds, good for eighth place.

In the 1500 meter run, Kristen Findley finished second with a time of 4:40.10. Erin McManus posted a time of 4:56.62. Findley also competed in the 800 meter run, clocking a time of 2:18.75.

Next up for the Commodores is the SEC Championships, hosted by the University of Georgia. The meet begins on Thurs., May 12 at the Spec Towns Track in Athens.


Dores host Vanderbilt Invitational
Six Commodores posted PR's in the 1500 meter race.

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April 22, 2011

NASHVILLE – Day one of the Vanderbilt Invitational concluded with several Commodore runners posting personal best times.

In the 1500 meter run, Vanderbilt took four of the top six places. Jordan White lead the way with a second place finish and a time of 4:25.58, which was a one second PR. Coming in third was Alexa Rogers, with a four second PR time of 4:27.52, while Liz Anderson was just three-tenths of a second behind Rogers (4:27.82), which was also a PR time...

“Our first six runners all had personal best performances tonight,” said distance coach Steve Keith. “What a great way to race in front of family and friends. Jordan, Alexa and Liz really competed well and they should all be proud of their efforts.”

Also competing in a distance race was Megan Yohe, who came in ninth in the 5K with a time of 18:16.30.

In the 200 meter dash, Anna Carr Hawkins finished second with a time of 24.42. Taylor Jackson clocked a time of 24.89. Teegan Hill rounded out the top 10 with a time of 25.30. Nia Washington also raced, clocking in at 28.77...

The Vanderbilt Invitational resumes Saturday morning, beginning at 10 a.m. with the women’s hammer throw. Follow the team on Twitter @VandyXCTrack for updates throughout the meet.


Dores compete at Spec Towns Invite
Teegan Hill won the 400 meter dash this morning

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April 9, 2011

ATHENS, Ga. – Members of the Vanderbilt track team traveled to Athens this weekend to compete in the Spec Towns National Team Invitational.

Teegan Hill kicked off the competition for the Dores with a first-place finish in the open division of the 400 meter dash. She clocked a season best time of 55.83 seconds.

“Meagan and Katherine continue to put themselves in good position to qualify for the first round of nationals,” said assistant coach Clark Humphreys. “They both tied the school record with their jump of 12’1.5” today.”

The 4x100 relay team of Anna Carr Hawkins, Hill, Taylor Jackson and Josalyn White posted a time of 46.78 seconds. Hawkins and Jackson also competed in the invitational section of the 200 meter dash and finished one-hundredth of a second apart from each other, with Hawkins clocking in at 24.63 seconds at Jackson at 24.64 seconds.

“We had a great start to the day when Teegan won her 400 meter race,” said head coach D’Andre Hill-Montgomery. “The spring group followed that up with some solid times as well. The 4x100 relay group ran well considering they had taken a week off from competition.”

Members of the Vanderbilt distance squad will travel to Walnut, Calif. next weekend to compete in the Mt. SAC Relays.


Track concludes weekend competition
4x1500 relay team finished second at the Colonial Relays
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Apr 2, 2011

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Vanderbilt’s 4x1500 meter relay team finished second to conclude another successful outing for the distance squad.

The team of Jordan White, Alexa Rogers, Liz Anderson and Rita Jorgensen clocked in at 18:14.20, just one second off the school record set in 1994.

“While we missed our school record (18:13.46), I thought the women ran a really solid race, especially after doubling back from some hard distance races the day before,” said distance coach Steve Keith. “The 4x1500 is a tough race and you really have to push yourself when the field gets stretched out. Jordan (4:34.8) ran well and handed off in the lead, and Alexa (4:37.0) hung tough with Michigan up until her last 200 meters...”

While the distance team was competing in Williamsburg, some of the Vanderbilt sprinters and jumpers were competing at the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn.

Anna Carr Hawkins posted a season-best time of 12.10 seconds in the 100 meter dash, while Taylor Jackson clocked in at 12.30 seconds. In the 200 meter dash, AJckso clocked in at 24.84 seconds, with Hawkins just two-tenths of a second behind at 25.04 seconds...

The Commodores return to action next weekend at the Spec Towns Invitational, hosted by the University of Georgia.


March 26, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Despite cold and cloudy conditions, the Commodores hosted their annual Black & Gold Meet at the Vanderbilt Track & Field Complex on Saturday...

The Commodores had four women place in the pole vault, with Meagan Martin pacing the field. She cleared a height of 3.70m (12’1.5”), which tops the school record of 12’0.5” which was set last spring. Katherine Hendricks cleared 3.60m (11’9.75”) which placed her fourth overall, while Alyson Hasty posted a height of 3.25m (10’8”), good for 10th place. Jordan Sala cleared 3.10m (10’2”)...

The 4x100 meter relay team of Anna Carr Hawkins, Taylor Jackson, Teegan Hill and Josalyn White clocked in at 46.98, good for fourth place. Their finish was less than three tenths of a second off the first-place team who clocked in at 46.73 seconds. In the 400 meter race, Hill posted a time of 59.00 seconds.

Vanderbilt had 10 women race in the 100-meter dash, which included several pole vaulters. Hawkins placed second overall with a time of 12.14 seconds. Renee Maggart clocked in at 14.06, while Hasty was right behind at 14.07 seconds. In her third event of the day, Washington clocked in at 14.19 seconds. Williams (14.27), Morgan Toone (14.29), Hendricks (14.35), Martin (14.41), Sala (14.44) and Smith (15.32) also raced...

The Commodores return to action next weekend at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va. as well as the Tiger Track Classic at Auburn. Complete results from both meets will be posted to vucommodores.com.


Feb. 26, 2011

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In the second day of competition at the SEC Indoor track and field championships, the Commodores posted several personal best times and advanced a runner to the finals of the one-mile race on Sunday.

Competition began with the 60-meter dash, where Anna Hawkins posted a time of 7.72 seconds. Later in the day, Hawkins ran in the 200-meter dash where she clocked a time of 24.93 seconds. In the 400-meter dash, Teegan Hill clocked in at 57.85 seconds.

Rita Jorgensen advanced to the finals of the one mile run with a third place finish in Saturday’s preliminary race. She posted a time of 4:52.48 in Heat 1, which was less than two seconds off the first place finisher.

“Rita ran a very solid race today,” said distance coach Steve Keith. “Prelims can get tactical and pretty physical, and today was no different, but Rita handled it well. She’s very motivated to run well in tomorrow’s final...”

The final day of competition begins on Sunday, and Vanderbilt will compete in several events, including the one-mile final, pole vault, distance medley relay and the 5000 meter race. Check back with vucommodores.com for complete results, and follow the team on Twitter @VandyXCTrack for updates throughout the day.


VU competes at Tyson Invitational
The Commodores have two weeks off before the SEC Championship meet.
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Feb. 13, 2011

FAYETTVILLE, Ark. – In the final meet before the SEC Championships, the Vanderbilt track team continued the season trend of setting new personal records at the Tyson Invitational at the Randal Tyson Track Center this weekend.

In the distance events, the Commodores posted several top-10 finishes.

“Overall, it was a very solid meet for the distance crew,” said distance coach Steve Keith. “Louise ran a 10 second PR and raced very well. Our goal (in the 3000 meter) was sub-9:45, so she was well below that.”

In the high jump, freshman Ellie Tidman improved on her height from last week, finishing second at 1.73m (5’8”). Brionne Williams cleared a height of 1.68m (5’6”). Katherine Hendricks and Morgan Toone both cleared 3.60m (11’9 ¾”) in the pole vault.

The sprinters also improved on their times set last weekend. In the 60m dash, Anna Carr Hawkins clocked in at 7.72 seconds and Taylor Jackson posted a time of 7.82 seconds, both improvements from last week. Hawkins and Jackson also competed in the 200m dash, posting times of 24.88 seconds and 25.48 seconds, respectively.

The Commodores return to Fayetteville in two weeks for the SEC Indoor Championships.


'Dores compete at two meets this weekend
Vanderbilt returns to action next weekend at the Tyson Invitational.
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Feb. 5, 2011

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt track and field team split into two squads and competed at Eastern Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University over the weekend.

At the 33rd annual Niswonger Invitational at ETSU, Anna Carr Hawkins placed third in the preliminaries of the 60m dash to automatically qualify for the finals. Taylor Jackson finished tied for 21st with a time of 7.89, while Josalyn White crossed the finish line at 8.04. Hawkins finished fifth in the 60m finals with a time of 7.69 seconds.

Hawkins also advanced to the finals of the 200m, with a time of 25.14. She finished less than a tenth of a second after in the finals with a time of 25.22 seconds. Teegan Hill clocked a time of 58.29 in the 400m dash.

In the high jump, Ellie Tidman and Brionne Williams both cleared a height of 5'7", placing second and third, respectively. The Commodores also saw success in the pole vault, as Katherine Hendricks finished fourth after clearing a height of 11'11.75". Morgan Toone cleared 10'11.75" while Alyson Hasty cleared 10'6".

At the MTSU Invitational, Jordan Sala cleared a height of 10'0" in the pole vault, while Elizabeth Smith topped a height of 4'9.75" in the high jump. In the 55m dash, Nia Washington clocked a time of 8.35 seconds.

The Commodores return to action next weekend at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.


VU wraps up competition at Rod McCravy
The 'Dores are back in action next weekend.
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Jan. 29, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Vanderbilt track team wrapped up competition at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet, hosted by the University of Kentucky, this afternoon. Like at the last meet, several Commodores posted personal best times and are working towards school records.

The meet began Friday evening with select field events...

In the preliminaries of the 60-meter dash, Anna Carr Hawkins posted a time of 7.73 just missing the finals by .03 seconds. Also in the 60-meter dash, Taylor Jackson and Josalyn White posted times of 7.88 seconds and 8.13 seconds, respectively.

In the 400-meter dash, Teegan Hill clocked a time of 59.10. She also raced in the 200-meter dash, and posted a time of 26.30. Hawkins clocked in at 25.23 in the 200-meter dash, while Jackson was less than a half second behind at 25.52. White clocked in at 26.75.

In her first race of the indoor track season, Rita Jorgensen placed fifth in the one mile run with a time of 4:51.55. Allie Scalf and Louise Hannallah finished in 10th and 11th place, less than one second apart from each other. Scalf crossed the finish line in 4:57.38 while Hannallah posted a time of 4:57.96. Kristen Findley (5:05.10) and Erin McManus (5:19.63) both improved on their one-mile times from last week.. be sure to follow the track team on Twitter @VandyXCtrack.


Track opens indoor season this weekend
The Commodores will compete at the Kentucky Invitational this weekend.
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Jan. 15, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Vanderbilt track and field team opened the indoor season this weekend at the Kentucky Invitational and came home with several personal-best times.

In Friday's field events, senior Katherine Hendricks finished in three-way tie for second in the pole vault, clearing a height of 12'1.5". Junior Meagan Martin and sophomore Morgan Toone reached marks of 11'7.75". In the high jump, Ellie Tidman moved to third all-time at Vanderbilt, with a ninth-place finish at 5'7.25". Brionne Williams stands at fifth-all time at VU after clearing 5'5.25".

"Ellie and Brionne had great starts to their Vanderbilt careers," said jumps coach Clark Humphreys. "Our pole vaulters had a great performance, with each of them starting at the same spot they ended last year, which is a great sign for the season."

Saturday's events began with the 60-meter dash, where Anna Carr posted a time of 7.81 seconds. Josalyn White was three tenths of a second behind at 8.11 seconds. Kristen Findley finished the one-mile race in 5:07.74 and Erin McManus recorded a time of 5:26.06...


Track competes at Kentucky Invitational
The Commodores return to action in two weeks.

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Jan. 14, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt women's track and field team opens up the 2011 indoor season this weekend at the Kentucky Invitational. The meet begins with select field events on Friday evening at the E.J. Nutter Field House. The meet resumes Saturday morning with the remaining field events followed by the running events.

"This is our first competition of the season and we're really excited," said track and field head coach D'Andre Hill-Montgomery. "The immediate goal right now is to get in and get out with everyone healthy. We want to set a quality standard to jump start the season and we can move forward from there."

The Commodores will be facing competition from two other SEC teams, Tennessee and Alabama, as well as 11 other teams including host Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Michigan State and Western Kentucky.

"Everyone had a great fall," said Hill-Montgomery. "We're really anxious to see what Anna [Carr] is going to do this year. I think she is really ready to break out and have a great junior year. I'm also really exited to see how the freshman react in their first collegiate track meet."

Live stats and a complete schedule of events can be found here when the meet begins. Also, follow the track team on Twitter for information and pictures from this weekend.


Track heads to 2010 SEC Championships
May 13-16 at the University of Tennessee
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May 16, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt track team begins the final push of the 2010 season as the Commodores head to Knoxville to compete in the SEC Championships.

Friday

The final events of the women’s heptathlon, the long jump, the javelin, and the 800 meter run, will be contested beginning at 5:00pm on Friday.

After the heptathlon is completed, the women’s 800 meter preliminaries will get under way with two-time regional qualifier, junior Rita Jorgensen, competing for Vanderbilt.

“The 800 is the toughest event on a national level,” Vanderbilt distances coach Steve Keith noted. “6 of the top 12 in the nation are from the SEC, but Rita is a tough competitor and a good finisher, so I wouldn't count her out of making the final.”

The women’s 200 meter preliminaries follow the 800 with Vanderbilt’s triple threat of Anna Carr, Taylor Jackson, and Teegan Hill representing the gold and black.

“All three of these ladies have improved tremendously all season,” Vanderbilt head coach D’Andre Hill said. “Anna and Taylor have been on each other’ heels in races and the record books. I look forward to seeing what all three can do in the prelims.”

Saturday

Hill returns from her 200 meter prelims on Friday for the 400 meter prelims on Saturday. Hill’s best time of the season came from the Vanderbilt Invitational, clocking a 56.19 finish. Carr and Jackson also return from the 200 meter prelims on Friday for the 100 meter prelims on Saturday. This is arguably Carr’s best event, as she is the new record holder in the 100 meter dash, setting a time of 11.80 at the Vanderbilt Invitational in April.

“Anna is ready. She’s been getting better every competition and has shown that she is one of the best sprinters in the conference,” Hill commented. “She just needs to come out strong and show what she can do and it’s the same with Taylor. Taylor and Anna are neck and neck every race and I think it’s good that we have two sprinters who can really push each other like that. I hope we can get a few more records broken this weekend and score a few points.”

Sunday

Sunday’s events are crucial for the Commodores as they include many point-scoring opportunities.

Vanderbilt competes first in the 4x100 meter relay, with the team of Bamigboye, Carr, Hill, and Jackson representing the Commodores. Their best time of the season came at the Vanderbilt Invitational, clocking a 46.46 finish.

“We’ve been training hard since our last 4x100 competition at the Sooner Invite to really improve on our time. We know that we have a serious chance at breaking the school record this weekend and all of our girls need to precise and strong to do that,” Hill said. “If we can really keep things tight and all our girls are focused, we can do great things out there.”


Carr (NHS '08) breaks VU 100 meter dash record
Sophomore beats own mark set earlier this seas

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April 17, 2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt track team completed their final day of competition in the Vanderbilt Invitational, the final home meet of the season.

    The ‘Dores were led by sophomore Anna Carr, who set a new Vanderbilt record in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.80. The Destin, Fla. native eclipsed her own record set three weeks ago at the Black & Gold Invitational (11.92), also held at Vanderbilt.

    “What can you say about Anna that hasn’t already been said?” Vanderbilt head coach D’Andre Hill noted. “She had a great 100 today and 200 last night and we’re looking forward to what she can bring in the coming weeks.”

    Carr’s sprinting counterpart Taylor Jackson also had a strong outing in the 100 and 200 for the Commodores, finishing fourth with a time of 11.93 in the 100, and sixth with a time of 24.65 in the 200.

    “Tay did a great job this weekend,” Hill commented. “She ran hard, had some PRs, and really showed that she’s ready for what’s ahead. She and Anna really push each other and they had great races this weekend...”


Track continues success at Indiana Invite
Commodores finish the weekend with impressive 10 top-five finishes

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Jan. 24, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Vanderbilt track and field team recorded five additional top-five finishes at the Gladstein Invitational Saturday, ending the weekend with 10 top-five finishes. Freshman sprinter Anna Carr led Vanderbilt on Saturday with a second and third-place finish in the 200-meter and 60-meter dashes, while sophomore Taylor Jackson posted second and fourth place finishes in the 200-meter and 60-meter dash.

    Carr cruised to a runner-up finish in the 200 with a Vanderbilt season-high time of 25.28. The Destin, Fla., native 25.28 is the fifth fastest time recorded in school history. In just two collegiate meet's Carr has put her name among the best sprinters in two different events (60-meter and 200-meter). Carr set the VU 60-meter school record (7.65) at last weekend's Kentucky Invite.

    Fellow freshman Teegan Hill also competed in the 200-meter finals, posting a 25.61 to finish sixth. Later in the day, Hill posted a Vanderbilt 400-meter season-high time (57.70), good for seventh place. Jackson joined her teammates towards the top of podium Saturday, recording a season-high 25.45 to finish second in the 200-meter open section.

    Three Commodores finished in the top-10 of the 60-meter finals, with Carr leading the way with a 7.81, good for third place while Jackson's season-high 7.83 placed fourth. Josalyn White's time of 8.07 was good for tenth place.

    The Commodores will return to the track on the weekend of Feb. 6-7, as they travel to Lexington, Ky., for the Rod McCravey Invitational. The meet will be the second of three indoor events that the Commodores will compete at Kentucky's Nutter Field House. The Wildcats will host the 2009 SEC Indoor Championships Feb. 28 - Mar. 1.

Vanderbilt Results (Saturday, January 24, 2009)

60 Meter Dash (Finals) - 3. Anna Carr, 7.81, 4. Taylor Jackson, 7.83, 10. Josalyn White, 8.07

200 Meter Dash (Invitational) - 2. Anna Carr, 25.28, 6. Teegan Hill, 25.61