NASHVILLE – The Irish turned in a number of impressive performances on Friday at the Music City Challenge hosted by Vanderbilt, recording three podium performances despite entering athletes in just four events.
In a loaded women’s weight throw field, Rachel Tanczos produced a second-place finish by recording a distance of 21.95m. The mark is the best from Tanczos this season and moves her up to fifth place in the country for the event.
Kenny Vasbinder earned a podium spot in the 5K, recording a third place finish with a career-best time of 13:57.65. The time ranks sixth all time in the Notre Dame record books for an indoor 5K.
Colton Crum took home first place in the pole vault, clearing a mark of 5.15m. The win is the seventh of Crum’s collegiate career and his second in as many meets this season.
Earlier in the day, graduate transfer Katie Wasserman ran unattached and dominated the first indoor track 5K of her career at the GVSU Big Meet, winning the race in 16:11.82. Wasserman will represent the Irish in the outdoor season later this spring.
Tanczos was the lone athlete in action on Saturday at the Music City Challenge, competing in the shot put. The senior placed fifth in the event with a season best throw of 14.84m.
Music City Challenge
Feb. 12, 2021
2 – Rachel Tanczos, 21.95m
5 – Rachel Tanczos, 14.84m
15 – Brian Griffith, 4:08.8
3 – Kenny Vasbinder, 13:57.65
6 – Matthew Carmody, 14:04.98
14 – Tom Seitzer, 14:23.89
1 – Colton Crum, 5.15m