SWIM closes out fall season

Nov. 21, 2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt swimming and diving team will compete in its final fall meet of the season this weekend as they travel to Bowling Green, Ky., to compete in the Hilltopper Invitational.

Vanderbilt will square off against Ashland, Evansville, University of the Cumberlands and tournament host Western Kentucky. The tournament will begin on Friday conclude with the 400-yard freestyle relay on Sunday afternoon.

The Commodores are coming off a weekend performance at the Phil Hansel Duals in Houston. Despite going winless in the team dual competition, several `Dores swam to season-best times.

Freshmen Allie Voss and Laura Dillon recorded personal best times in the 100-yard breaststroke with times of 1:08.05 and 1:08.77, respectively. Fellow freshman Kelly Obranowicz set a team-high time of 58.36 in the 100-yard butterfly while Alexandra Jennings posted a season-high time of 1:03.43 in the 100-yard backstroke. Sophomore Jennifer Molchan posted a sixth-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle after swimming to the finish line in a time of 54.23.

VU also looks to capitalize on its season-high performance last weekend in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Zoe Cooper-Surma, Obranowicz, Voss and Molchan are aiming to top their season-high time of 1:40.29, which they set last weekend in Houston.