Regular Season Finale Complete

Regular Season Finale Complete

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt track and field wrapped up its regular season at home Saturday at the Music City Challenge.

“This is the best home meet we have had in my three years at Vanderbilt,” director of track and field and cross country Althea Thomas said. “It was a great way to salute the seniors as we had many personal bests, set Vandy top 10 marks, defended our track with several wins and improved various event rankings in the SEC and NCAA East Region.”

In the hammer throw, Kosi Umerah PRed to improve her No. 2 mark on the program all-time performers list to 58.70 meters. She placed fifth in the invite division.

Vanderbilt student-athletes placed first and second in the open division of the high jump. Madison Murray won the event, matching her personal-best clearance of 1.73 meters. Alix Still came in second with a top mark of 1.70 meters. Rowan Houston and Marta Sivina tied for sixth place, clearing the 1.62-meter bar, a season best for both Dores.

The 4×100-meter relay team of Ella Escobar, Haley Bishop, Nicole Anderson and Allyria McBride shaved 0.63 seconds off their race time to move up to third in school history and win the event with a time of 45.52 seconds.

Murray, Taylor McKinnon, Sivina and Santana Spearman recorded all-conditions personal bests in the first round of the 100-meter hurdles and advanced to the second round. Murray had a time of 14.66 seconds (3.8 m/s) and Sivina turned in a 14.09-second time (2.1 m/s). Spearman and McKinnon had the second and third fastest qualifying times of 13.20 seconds (2.5 m/s) and 13.58 seconds (4.5 m/s), respectively.

Falon Spearman, S. Spearman and McKinnon moved on to the short hurdles final. F. Spearman recorded a time of 13.18 seconds (2.1 m/s) to qualify. Sivina improved upon her first-round time for another PR of 13.99 seconds (4.6 m/s).

F. Spearman matched her preliminary-round time of 13.18 seconds (4.3 m/s) in the final to finish third. S. Spearman was just behind her, placing fourth with a time of 13.28 seconds (4.3 m/s). McKinnon was sixth in the final with a time of 13.68 seconds (4.3 m/s)

Bishop and Lena Gooden recorded the two fastest qualifying times for the 100 meters to move onto the second round, both marks were all-conditions PRs. Bishop turned in a time of 11.38 seconds (4.4 m/s), and Gooden crossed the finish line in 11.59 seconds (2.1 m/s). Gooden ran a time of 11.65 seconds (1.6 m/s) in the preliminary round, a wind-legal personal best. Bishop would go…

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