CLEVELAND, Ohio – Racing in the first day of the CSCAA National Invitational, Vanderbilt freshman Tonner DeBeer earned a podium finish in the 50-yard backstroke, placing second in the event.
Kicking off day one, the Commodores raked in stellar performances in the prelims with freshmen DeBeer and Abby Burke advancing to the finals in the 50 back at 24.91 and 25.35, respectively. Sophomore Hannah Hunt earned her season-best time in the 50 breaststroke (29.67) besting her previous time of 30.30.
In the finals of the 50 back, DeBeer clocked in at 25.12 for second place and was followed by Burke in eighth with a time of 25.35.
Vanderbilt head coach Jeremy Organ said he was thrilled with DeBeer’s dominant showing in the pool in her first CSCAA National Invitational.
“I am extremely happy for Tonner. That is a great way to start day one of the meet. The CSCAA Invitational is really exciting and deep this year, so it is a great feeling to get Vanderbilt up on the podium,” said Organ.
The Dores will continue competition Friday racing in the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke.
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