Commodores close out Phil Hansel Duals

Nov. 16, 2008


HOUSTON — Allie Voss and Laura Dillon swam to personal best times in the 100-yard breaststroke to lead the Vanderbilt swimming and diving team at the final day of the Phil Hansel Duals in Houston. Vanderbilt went winless in dual competion this weekend as it fell to Florida International 169-168, Incarnate Word 181-168, Rice 256-80 and Houston 271.50-78.50.

Although the Commodores didn’t come away with a dual win, Coach Organ’s squad gained valuable experience heading into next weekend’s fall final competition at the Western Kentucky Invitational.

The duo of Voss and Dillon posted fourth and sixth-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke after posting season-high times of 1:08.05 and 1:08.77. Fellow freshmen Nicole Woodworth and Liz Asche recorded scores of 210.80 and 169.25 to finish in fourth and sixth place in the one-meter dive.

Sophomore Jennifer Molchan also set a personal best as she posted a time of 54.23 to finish in sixth place in the 100-yard freestyle. Molchan’s mark topped her previous best time of 54.95 that she set Oct. 17, against Tennessee and Arkansas. Kelly Obranowicz finished in 10th place in the 100 free after swimming to a time of 55.23.

Vanderbilt’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of Obranowicz, Voss, Zoe Cooper-Surma and Molchan finished fourth out of 12 relay teams after posting a team and season-high time of 1:40.29.

The `Dores will wrap-up their fall season slate next weekend as they travel to Bowling Green, Ky., for the WKU Invite.