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NASHVILLE -- The Commodores wanted to prove they are ready to defend their SEC title Friday as Vanderbilt ran on its home course in the Commodore Classic. The meet was a chance for seven other conference opponents to preview the SEC Championship site.

Katie Breathitt of Ole Miss had the fastest individual time at 21:03.23 and South Carolina freshman Kayla Lampe was second at 21:06.24.

The Commodores placed runners third, fourth, sixth, seventh and 23rd, for a total of 42 teams points, beating out Ole Miss (84 points) and Eastern Kentucky (108 points).

Junior Liz Anderson paced the Commodores, placing third with a time of 21:08.80. She was followed across the line by senior Kristen Findley, who ran the season's first 6K race in a time of 21:12.36.

Just behind Anderson and Findley were Kristen Smith and Hannah Jumper, who finished sixth and seventh. Smith posted a time of 21:18.92 in her first race of the season. Jumper, who won the individual title at the Belmont Opener two weeks ago, ran a time of 21:20.33.

The Vanderbilt men's team placed 17th, edging Georgia State and SEC foe LSU.