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1000m School Record Falls

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Distance runner Nicole Fegans set another school record on Friday on Day One of the Vanderbilt Commodore Challenge. Fegans ran the event in 2:48.51 beating the previous mark of 2:50.34.

Also competing in the 1000m was Riley Perlakowski who also clocked a time lower than the previous school record. Perlakowski recorded a time of 2:50.08.

Starting off the action for the day was the women’s high jump. Shanty Papakosta record a new season-high mark of 1.80m (5’10.75”). Papakosta finished first among attached athletes in the event.

Taylor Grimes continued her dominance in the field as she finished second in the women’s long jump matching her season best of 5.89m (19’4”), good for sixth best in the ACC. Grimes competes in the 60 hurdles on Saturday, an event where she owns the top time in the ACC. The reigning ACC Men’s Co-Field Performer of the Week Cameron O’Neal recorded the top mark in the men’s long jump leaping 7.33m (24’0.75”).

Tech runners took the top two spots in the men’s 1000m. Alex Thomas crossed first with a time of 2:24.95 with Zack Truitt close behind with a time of 2:26.67.

Day Two of the Vanderbilt Commodore Challenge start Saturday at 11 a.m. and will have events running until 4:10 p.m.

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