Vanderbilt’s Simone Charley Sets School Record in Triple Jump, Nations 3rd Best Mark of Season

Posted on Feb 13 2016 - 7:00am by Mike Strasinger

Simone Charley - File photo by Mike Strasinger

Simone Charley – File photo by Mike Strasinger

From Vanderbilt Athletics

NASHVILLE – Vanderbilt standout Simone Charley just keeps getting better and better — which is great news for the Commodores, and scary news for the rest of the country.¬†

The All-American triple jumper broke her own school record — and set the nation’s third-best mark of the season — with a leap of 43.9.75 at the Music City Challenge on Friday night.¬†

Competing on her home track, Charley, a junior, hit that same mark twice during the night while finishing in second place and first among college representatives. Her leap surpassed her previous school record of 43-5.25 that she set last season. 

In addition to Charley’s historic leap, the Commodores had several other impressive performances.¬†

Freshman Ashlyn Hare continued her fine season by finishing fourth in the high jump at 5-5.75 (1.67m). It was a new PR for Hare, and moved her into a tie with teammate Sarah Goodale for seventh place on VU’s all-time list.¬†

Faith Washington took 18th place in the 200 with a time of 25.19, and Erin Hardnett was 36th at 25.98. 

On the men’s side, a trio of Commodores — Jake Van Geffen, Nick French and Jason Vincze — each shattered their previous personal bests in the 5k.¬†

Van Geffen led the Commodores’ pack, taking sixth place with a time of 14:52.17. French was seventh at 14:55.00 and Vincze was ninth at 15:00.44.¬†

The Challenge — which is Vanderbilt’s final regular-season meet — continues on Saturday, and the Commodores are scheduled to compete in 10 events. (See schedule below for times).

Friday’s Results (Vanderbilt)¬†

High Jump 

T-4 РAshlyn Hare Р5-5.75 (1.67m) 

Triple Jump 

2 – Simone Charley – 43.9.75 (13.35m)

200 Meters

18 – Faith Washington -25.19

36 РErin Hardnett Р25.98 

5000 Meters

6- Jake Van Geffen – 14:52.17

7 – Nick French – 14:55.00

9 – Jason Vincze – 15:00.44

13 – Dan Arthur – 15:59.82

14 – Evan Suzman 16:02.22

Saturday’s Schedule (Vanderbilt)

10 am 3000 Meters-Unseeded – Vanderbilt: Devon Grisbaum

10:35 am 3000 Meters-Unseeded – Vanderbilt: Caleb Casolaro

11:10 am Mile Run-Unseeded – Vanderbilt: Sam Reilly, Waqqas Fazili

Noon Pole Vault – Vanderbilt: Sarah Bell, Megan McCabe, Katie Watts

1 pm 60 Hurdles-Prelim – Vanderbilt: Erin Hardnett

2:20 pm Mile Run-Seeded – Vanderbilt: Sara Barron, Carmen Carlos, Katherine Delaney, Megan Huebner, Sara Tsai, Vanessa Valentine

2:35 pm Mile Run-Seeded Vanderbilt: Nikos Gkotsis

3:20 pm 400 Meters-Seeded – Vanderbilt: Skyler Carpenter, Jennifer Edobi, Faith Washington

3:50 pm 800 Meters-Seeded – Vanderbilt: Reagan Anderson, Ginger Hutton, Lydia Witty

4:20 pm 3000 Meters-Seeded – Vanderbilt: Courtney Kriegshauser, Caroline Pietrzyk

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