Colwell Notches First

Vanderbilt concludes day two of the TYR '85 Invite

LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Vanderbilt swimming team wrapped up day two of the TYR ’85 Invite with five top finishes on Saturday at the Liberty Natatorium.

“Today’s performances were much better. We started the evening off with a strong 200-yard medley. Winning that race really got everybody energized and they carried that through the session,” said head coach Jeremy Organ.

Commanding a strong start to the day, Vanderbilt A relay – Abby Burke, Lizzy Colwell, Tonner DeBeer and Chantal Jordan – claimed first place, finishing in a season-best time of 1:41.28.

In the prelims, the Dores marked their spots in 26 final races with DeBeer entering finals as the No. 1 seed in the 100-yard backstroke and Colwell entering the 100-yard breaststroke as the top seed.

Kicking off the finals with the 100-yard butterfly, DeBeer earned a silver-worthy finish by touching the wall at 54.12, marking her season-best in the event.

Earning a top performance, Colwell touched in at 1:01.76 in the 100 breaststroke to take first place. With this time Colwell earns her personal best and a NCAA B cut.

“It was definitely huge for Lizzy to make a NCAA B cut in the 100-yard breaststroke. She had a great race and is on the track to a great season,” said Organ.

Junior Lindsey Gordon tabbed second place by finishing in 1:03.50.

Adding to her successful final, Colwell finished fourth in the 400 IM (4:25.37) followed by Alix Roy in fifth (4:27.10).

In the 100 backstroke, DeBeer lead the Dores with a third-place finish (54.85).

The Dores closed out the race with a fifth-place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay.

Vanderbilt returns to action on Sunday to compete in the final day of the TYR ’85 Invite.

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