ATHENS, Ga.- Vanderbilt swim concluded the 2019 SEC Championships with a school record, three freshman records, collecting eleven personal best times.
Commanding a strong start to the final day, four student-athletes raced in the 200-yard backstroke with senior Madison Eaker leading the Dores in the event.
Touching the wall in just under two minutes, the senior marked her lifetime best time of 1:59.53.
Continuing a successful race for the seniors, Mary Beckwith finished the event racing her own lifetime best, 2:03.50.
“I’m extremely proud of the four seniors that led the way, not only this week but all season,” said head coach Jeremy Organ.
The Commodores featured seven swimmers in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing the race with six Dores racing their season best times and senior Eunsol Chon earning a lifetime best, 53.45.
Concluding prelims with a season best time in the 200-yard breastroke, freshman Lizzy Colwell led heat one of the event, finishing in 2:16.65.
Returning to the Gabrielsen Natatorim to take the pool in the 1,650-yard freestyle, distance standout, Lara Hernandez-Tome finished the event with a collegiate best time, 16:45.94.
With this time, Hernandez-Tome placed twenty-fourth in the event earning the Commodores first point of the final night of SECs.
Setting up senior Johanna Goldblatt to close out the SECs, racing her final event as a Commodore, DeBeer swam the first leg of the race followed by Burke and Buchanan.
Goldblatt touched the wall at 3:24.46 marking a season best time for the Vanderbilt relay.
“We had some outstanding performances this week and I am beyond proud our whole team,” said Organ.
The Dores will travel to its final meet of the season March 14 competiting in the CSCAA National Invitational.
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