Day Two in the Books

Commodores set three personal records

AUBURN, Ala. – The Vanderbilt women’s swimming team wrapped up the second day of competition at the SEC Championships on Wednesday at the James E. Martin Aquatic Center.

Initiating day two with the 500-yard freestyle, two student-athletes raced season best-times with sophomore Abby Burke leading the Dores at 4:59.70 followed by senior Nemo Sanchez racing a season-best 5:06.57.

In the 200-yard individual medley, sophomore Lizzy Colwell paced the Dores at 2:03.08 to mark a personal record in the event. Junior Lindsey Gordon also notched a personal best touching the wall at 2:06.05.

Three Dores raced season-best times in the event led by Lauren Thomas at 2:05.90. Junior Kaley Buchanan touched in at 2:06.20 followed by Brooke Ellis at 2:09.40.

Dominating in the 50 free, freshman Chantal Jordan led the Commodores at 23.55 to tab a season-best in the event.

Sophomore Whitney Brown set a personal record touching the wall at 24.37.

“With the trials this season has brought with it, it’s so fulfilling to finally see all of our hard work come to fruition and makes me excited for what’s to come through the remainder of this week,” said Brown.

Vanderbilt closed the race with five student-athletes racing season-best times. Freshman Allison Bauer paced the Dores at 23.71 followed by senior Paige Hamilton at 23.88, freshman Taylor Ward at 24.44 and junior Rachel Goldblatt closing it out for the Dores at 24.57.

In the evening, Vanderbilt took to the pool to compete in the 200 free relay.

Sophomore Tonner DeBeer led the Commodores, pacing the Dores at 23.76 followed by Jordan touching the wall at 47.06 to send off Buchanan. Freshman Allison Bauer dove in at 1:10.21 to race the final leg. Bauer touched the wall at 1:33.45 to mark a season best for the relay.

Vanderbilt will return to action in the SEC Championships on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. CT to race in the 400 IM, 100 fly and 200 free.

Follow along with the Dores in the third day of competition by following @VandySwimming on Twitter and Instagram.