Swimming picks up first win

Nov. 10, 2012

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HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – Vanderbilt women’s swimming recorded its first win of the 2012-13 season on Saturday8294923.jpeg as the Commodores defeated Marshall, 163-124.

After the win, Vanderbilt is now 1-4 on the season overall and 0-2 in SEC action. The Commodores handed Marshall its first loss of the season (2-1).

“I am really happy with the way we competed today,” said Vanderbilt head coach Jeremy Organ. “We are starting to do some things well and continuing to improve as a whole each week. We are really looking forward to next weekend at Western Kentucky.”

Jenn Mann continued her already impressive freshman campaign as she broke the Frederick A. Fitch Natatorium record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.15. The previous record was 1:04.03. Mann has now won the 100 breast in all dual meets so far this season.

As a team, the Commodores won a total of nine races on Saturday.

To begin the day of competition, Vanderbilt’s relay team of Mann, Chrissy Oberg, Rebecca Young and Caroline Thomas won the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:49.19. Coming in second, was Vanderbilt’s other relay team of Alexis Mayhall, Elly Faulkner, Lauren Torres and Hannah Martin (1:50.58).

In the 200 freestyle, Vanderbilt placed first and second led by Torres with a time of 1:55.43 and then followed by Faulkner (1:57.12).

Thomas registered a win in the 100 backstroke in a time of 59.93, followed by Mayhall (1:00.11) and Chelsea Morey (1:01.38).

Freshman Hannah Martin recorded two wins on the day, as she won the 50 freestyle and 200 backstroke. In the 50 free, she won with a time of 24.99, while she finished the 200 back in a time of 2:07.16.

Swimming the 100 butterfly for the first time this season, Oberg recorded a first place finish with a time of 58.13. Torres came in second as she was barely out-touched by Oberg in a time of 58.22.

Melissa Roberts registered her first of the season in the 100 freestyle as she finished with a time of 53.73.

Vanderbilt then finished the meet the same way it started, with a win in a relay event. In the 200 freestyle relay, the team of Thomas, Morey, Erika Deardorf and Betsy Galenti won with a time of 1:41.46.

Vanderbilt heads to Bowling Green, Ky., next weekend (Nov. 15-17) for the Western Kentucky Invitational, which marks the final meet of the 2012 portion of the season.