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 Vanderbilts 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
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.
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 Tennessees Chanelle
Price. The top finisher from each of the four heats, as well as
the next five best times advanced to Sundays 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.
Saturdays competition begins with the womens 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.
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 127.5 (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 124 (3.76m) at the Vanderbilt
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.
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 womens hammer throw. Follow the team on
Twitter @VandyXCTrack for updates throughout the meet.
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 121.5 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 DAndre 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
Members of the Vanderbilt distance squad will travel to Walnut,
Calif. next weekend to compete in the Mt. SAC Relays.
Va. Vanderbilts 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
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.
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 (121.5),
which tops the school record of 120.5 which was set
last spring. Katherine Hendricks cleared 3.60m (119.75)
which placed her fourth overall, while Alyson Hasty posted a height
of 3.25m (108), good for 10th place. Jordan Sala cleared
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.
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
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 Saturdays 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. Shes
very motivated to run well in tomorrows 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.
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The Commodores have two weeks off before the SEC Championship meet.
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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 (58). Brionne
Williams cleared a height of 1.68m (56). Katherine Hendricks
and Morgan Toone both cleared 3.60m (119 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,
The Commodores return to Fayetteville in two weeks for the SEC
at two meets this weekend
Vanderbilt returns to action next weekend at the Tyson Invitational.
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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.
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
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.
Jan. 15, 2011
Ky. - The Vanderbilt track and field team opened the indoor season
this weekend at the Kentucky Invitational and came home with several
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...
Jan. 14, 2011
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.
May 16, 2010
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.
The final events of the womens 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 womens 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 womens 200 meter preliminaries
follow the 800 with Vanderbilts 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 DAndre
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.
Hill returns from her 200 meter prelims on Friday for the 400 meter
prelims on Saturday. Hills 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 Carrs
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. Shes 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 its
the same with Taylor. Taylor and Anna are neck and neck every race
and I think its 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.
Sundays 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.
Weve 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.
April 17, 2010
Tenn. The Vanderbilt track team completed their final day
of competition in the Vanderbilt Invitational, the final home meet
of the season.
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.
can you say about Anna that hasnt already been said?
Vanderbilt head coach DAndre Hill noted. She had a great
100 today and 200 last night and were looking forward to what
she can bring in the coming weeks.
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 shes ready for whats
ahead. She and Anna really push each other
and they had great races this weekend...
Jan. 24, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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,