KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt swimming team had multiple individuals set personal records during the second day of competition at the SEC Championships.
To start off the day, Claire Vetkoetter swam a 4:59.97 in the 500 freestyle to take roughly five seconds off her personal best which was recorded at the Miami Invitational earlier this season. Francesca Neubauer also broke a personal record set at the Miami Invitational by taking two seconds off her 200 IM, swimming a 2:04.65. Faith Knelson had a personal best in that race as well after touching the wall in 2:05.23. Chantal Jordan swam her 50 freestyle in 23.29, shaving off half a second from her previous best time at the 2020 SEC Championships.
Jordan, Eleanor Beers, Gabriela Pierobon Mays, and Tonner DeBeer competed in the 200 free relay in the night session, dropping two seconds off Vandy’s best time in the race this season after finishing in 1:32.54.
“We are really happy with how our team competed today highlighted by a lifetime best from Chantal Jordan, who has been really close to breaking that time; it was exciting to see her come through and drop her time,” said Vanderbilt head coach Jeremy Organ. “Kristen Nutter had a lifetime best as well in the 50 free, they had really good races there. A lot of people looked really good, which puts us in a good position for tomorrow to keep this momentum and have some great swims.”
Day three of the championships will start on Thursday morning with the 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, and the 200 freestyle. Preliminary heats will begin at 8:30 a.m. (CT), with finals starting at 4:30 p.m.
All sessions of the championships will air live on SEC Network+.
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