Commodores Claim Top Finishes

Vanderbilt notches four first place titles

ROCHESTER, Mich. – The Vanderbilt swim team competed in its second meet of the season taking on Oakland and Milwaukee in a tri-meet on Friday at the Oakland Aquatic Center.

“I thought we competed really well today. There were some really great races,” said head coach Jeremy Organ.

Opening their first meet of the weekend, the Dores raced in the 200 medley relay with Vanderbilt A relay – Abby Burke, Lizzy Colwell, Tonner DeBeer and Kaley Buchanen picking up second place (1:43.50).

Collecting her third second place finish of her collegiate debut, freshman Alix Roy dominated in the 1000 free touching the wall at 10:27.33 followed by senior Lara Hernandez-Tome touching in at 10:28.55 to claim third place.

Earning her first collegiate top three finish, freshman Allison Bauer raced to earn second place in the 200 free (1:54.15). Picking up third and fourth place for the Dores, senior Namilla Sanchez touched in at 1:56.09 followed by Taylor Ward touching the wall at 1:57.41.

Sophomore Lizzy Colwell marked her first victory of the season, securing first place in the 100 breast with a time of 1:04.84. Colwell also picked up another top finish by winning the 200 IM touching in at 2:05.59.

Continuing success for the Dores, freshman Kristen Nutter earned her second top finish of the season, placing second in the 200 fly (2:08.49) followed by junior Brooke Ellis touching in at 2:08.80 to mark third place.

In the 50 free, the Commodores secured second through fourth place with sophomore Tonner DeBeer leading the Dores with a time of 23.82 followed by freshman Chantal Jordan touching the wall at 24.50. Placing fourth, Burke finished with a time of 24.53.

Freshman Alina Jones dominated in the 200 breast to pick up her first second place finish as a Commodore. The freshman touched the wall at 2:22.70, earning a season best time in the event.

Claiming her second win of the meet, DeBeer excelled in the 100 fly racing a season best time of 55.59.

Closing out the tri-meet on top, four Dores raced in the 400 free relay marking a time of 3:30.88. With this time, the Commodores secured first place in the final event.

Vanderbilt will be back in action on Saturday by competing in the Grizzly relays hosted by Oakland University at noon CT.

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