Strong Start to 2020

Commodores take down Campbell, 135-127

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – The Vanderbilt swimming team collected its first victory of the new year with a 135-127 win over Campbell on Wednesday at the Johnston Aquatic Center.

The Dores opened the meet with a first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with the Vanderbilt A-relay touching in at 1:47.63.

In the 500-yard freestyle, junior Lara Hernandez-Tome finished in 17:45.23 to claim her third victory of the season in the event. Following Hernandez-Tome, freshman Alix Roy touched in at 18:08.79 to notch second place.

Earning another top finish for the Commodores, freshman Alina Jones collected her first victory of the season.

The freshman touched the wall at 30.78 in the 50-yard breaststroke followed by Lindsey Gordon in second (31.11) and Lizzy Colwell in third (31.34).

In the 100-yard butterfly, sophomore Tonner DeBeer earned a second-place finish with a time of 57.18. Freshman Kristen Nutter tabbed third by touching in at 1:00.07.

In the 100-yard breaststroke, the Commodores secured top finishes with three Vanderbilt swimmers earning podium finishes.

Leading the Dores, Lindsey Gordon finished in 1:06.30 to claim first followed by Jones in second (1:06.62) and Hannah Hunt in third (1:09.06).

Sophomore Krisyln Porter tabbed her first victory of the season in the 500 free finishing in 5:11.57 followed by fellow sophomore Abby Burke notching second place in 5:14.56.

In the 50-yard butterfly, DeBeer earned her first top finish of the meet. The sophomore touched the wall at 25.80.

Closing out the individual races, Lizzy Colwell led the Commodores in the 100-yard IM with a first-place finish (59.95). Kaley Buchanan touched in at 1:00.46 to place second followed by Lauren Thomas collecting third (1:00.90).

In the final event of the meet, Vanderbilt A relay notched second place in the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.95).

The Commodores will return to action Jan. 3 in Gainesville, Florida, to compete in a quad meet hosted by Florida. Vanderbilt will face Florida, Liberty and North Florida.

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