Volunteers Impress in California Before Cancellation of Twilight Opening
LOS ANGELES – Due to the complete closure and evacuation of the Cal State L.A. campus at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday for precautionary measures, the CSULA Twilight Open track & field meet in Los Angeles, Calif., has been cancelled.
In the area for a series of four meets in three days, the Vol and Lady Vol throwers were able to compete in the morning’s hammer competition, but were instructed to evacuate campus at noon PT.
On the men’s side, Vols Drew Thomas and Cameron Brown both recorded personal records in the hammer throw before the meet was called off. Thomas finished as the runner-up with a mark of 189-feet, 6-inches (57.76m), while Brown placed third with a toss of 185-8 (56.60m). Sophomore Deon McAdoo placed fifth (176-10/53.90m).
Senior Lady Vol Jessie Harrison finished with a mark of 165-2 (50.35m) in the women’s competition.
The group of 10 will be back in action on Friday, competing at both the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., and the SOKA Peace Invitational in La Jolla, Calif.
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Anderson Finishes with School Record for Vandy
WALNUT, Calif. --Vanderbilt's Liz Anderson traveled to the Mt. SAC Relays to see where she stacked up against the nation's best in the 10,000 meters and she came away with a school record.
Anderson ran the 10K at the 55th annual Mt. SAC Relays in 33:51.35, placing fourth. She was roughly 25 seconds behind the winner, Mexico's Katya Mirelle Garcia. Providence College's Laura Nagel was the top collegiate finisher in 33:45.69, while Boise State's Emma Bates (33:49.64) was the only other runner to finish ahead of Anderson in the Invitational Elite field.
Anderson's time bests the five-year old Vanderbilt school record by nearly two minutes. Kristabel Doebel-Hickok was the previous record holder with a time of 35:40.27. Since 2000, only one other VU runner (Lauren Price) has completed a time under 38 minutes.
Anderson's time would be the 15th best in the nation, based on the the list entering this week.
The rest of the Commodores return to action this weekend when they host the Vanderbilt Invitational. Competition will be held at the Vanderbilt Track on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20.