For the Seniors

Vanderbilt downs Marshall, 141.5-106.5

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt swimming concluded its final home meet of the season with a 141.5-106.5 victory over Marshall on Saturday at the Centennial Sportsplex.

Overall, a very encouraging performance today. I thought we did really well and saw some very promising things as we prepare for the end of the season,” said head coach Jeremy Organ.

Making their final home debut, Vanderbilt dominated to pick up 10 first-place finishes.

Starting strong in the 200-yard medley relay, Vanderbilt A relay – Abby Burke, Lindsey Gordon, Tonner DeBeer and Chantal Jordan touched in 1:44.38 to collect Vanderbilt’s first victory of the meet.

Freshman Alina Jones concluded her freshman home campaign with two victories in both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Tonner DeBeer also earned a pair of victories claiming first in the 100 backstroke (55.75) and 100 butterfly (56.35).

In the 200 fly, freshman Kristen Nutter collected her first win as a Commodore by touching the wall at 2:05.56. Sophomore Lauren Thomas picked up her first victory of the season in the 200 IM boasting a time of 2:07.51.

Today’s meet marked the last at home for Vanderbilt’s five seniors.

“Being here for my last home meet is just such a reminder of what a gift it is to be here. Being surrounded by this team reminds me so much of what a dream it is to be here and how truly thankful I am,” said senior Paige Hamilton.

 It’s always great to have a day to honor the seniors. They’ve done such a great job over the last four years representing the university and the swim team,” said Organ. “It’s always a fun day racing at home in front of our home fans. Everyone rose to the occasion today so now we’ve got to start preparing for the next week at Little Rock.”

Vanderbilt will return to action to face Little Rock on Feb. 1 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Keep up with the Commodores as they prepare by following @VandySwimming on Twitter and Instagram.