Kate Hornaday - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Kate Hornaday

Class Senior
Hometown Owensboro, Ky.
High School Davies County HS

2016-17 (Junior): Totaled four podium finishes and swam in ever meet for the Commodores during her junior campaign… Set personal best times in the 100-yard backstroke (57.33) and 200-yard backstroke (2:02.86) at the prelims of the SEC Championships… Also set season-best time in the 50-yard freestyle (24.19) at SECs… Finished second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:39.72) against Alabama and West Florida… Placed third in the 200-yard freestyle relay against Tennessee (1:40.05), Campbell (1:38.98) and Marshall (1:39.66).

2015-16 (Sophomore): Set a personal record in the 200 backstroke (2:04.53) along with season best times in the 100 backstroke (58.00) and 50 freestyle (23.94) in the prelims at the SEC Championships… Placed 4th in the 100 medley relay (52.74) and 100 freestyle relay (47.87), 5th in the 100 backstroke (1:05.33) and 50 backstroke (29.66) against UALR… Final leg of the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.79) that finished 2nd, and the first leg of the 200 medley relay (1:48.02) that finished 3rd versus Marshall and North Florida… Finished 5th in the 400 freestyle relay (3:42.73), 6th in the 200 backstroke (2:16.27), 7th in the 100 backstroke (1:03.05), and 8th in the 50 freestyle (25.73) versus South Carolina…6th place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:12.02) and 8th in the 100 backstroke (1:00.71) against Missouri.

2014-15 (Freshman): Set two personal records during her debut season with the ‘Dores… PR’d at the Georgia Tech Fall Invite in the 50 back (27.50), and in the 200 back at SEC Champs (2:04.72)… Made her debut for the ‘Dores on Sept. 24th earning 5th place in the 200-yard medley relay against UGA… placed 5th in the 200 back in her first competition (2:13.60)… 7th place in the 100 back against UGA (1:01.94)… Helped team to a 2nd place finish against SDSU and UALR in the 200 free relay (1:39.83)… Swam to a 6th place finish against SDSU and UALR in the 400 medley relay… achieved 5th in the 50 yard backstroke on Oct. 11th (28.20)… 4th place in the 200 back (2:09.27) and 2nd in the 200 freestyle relay against West Florida and North Florida… Runner-up in the 200 free relay versus Marshall and Xavier (1:37.92)… Helped VU to a second place finish against Tulane and WKU in the 400 free relay (3:36.48)… Two 8th place finishes against the Green Wave and the Hilltoppers, coming in at 59.19 in the 100 back and 2:08.42 in the 200 back… 3rd place 200 free relay finish against Arkansas (1:38.43).