ROCHESTER, Mich. – The Vanderbilt women’s swimming team collected four top finishes to earn second place in the Grizzly Relays with 598 points on Saturday at the Oakland Aquatic Center.
“Today was a fun day racing with some great back and fourth races. I am really happy with where the team is at this time,” said head coach Jeremy Organ.
Vanderbilt’s A-relay — Lauren Bergmann, Lizzy Colwell, Tonner Debeer and Allison Bauer — started the day off strong by commanding second place in the 200-yard medley relay (1:45.51) followed by Krislyn Porter, Sophie Halper, Lara Hernandez-Tome and Gabby Seberger picking up the Dores’ second consecutive top-three finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:58.56).
Touching the wall at 2:49.60, the Commodores secured first place in the 300-yard backstroke relay. DeBeer led the Vanderbilt A-relay followed by sophomore Abby Burke. Locking in second place, junior Lauren Bergmann closed the race to earn a top finish.
In the 300-yard breaststroke relay, the Commodores tabbed second and third with Alina Jones, Lindsey Gordon and Lizzy Colwell leading the Dores at the 3:17.81 mark followed by Hannah Hunt, Krislyn Porter and Chantal Jordan touching in at 3:23.03.
Collecting their third first-place victory, the Commodores secured the top finish in the 1,500-yard freestyle relay with freshman Alix Roy, Hernandez-Tome and Burke touching the wall at 15:30.64.
Securing its second consecutive first-place finish, Vanderbilt A-relay — Jordan, Buchanan, Bauer and DeBeer — collected the win in the 200-yard freestyle relay, touching the wall at 1:35.80.
Closing the Grizzly relays with two top finishes the Dores won the 400-yard individual medley relay marking a time of 3:56.43 followed by earning second place in the final race of the day, the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:37.86).
The Commodores will be back in action taking on Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers, Florida, on Oct. 25.
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