Vanderbilt Finishes Quad Meet

Commodores defeat North Florida, 209-53

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Vanderbilt swimming concluded its first quad meet of the season with a 209-53 victory over North Florida. The Dores fell short to Florida, 188-70, and Liberty 158.5-103.5, on Friday at the O’Connell Center.

Leading the Commodores in the 1,000-yard freestyle, junior Lara Hernandez-Tome touched in at 10:29.38 to earn a sixth-place finish followed by freshman Alix Roy in seventh (10:39.11) and sophomore Krisyln Porter in eighth (10:40.22).

In the 100-yard breaststroke, sophomore Lizzy Colwell earned the Commodores’ first podium finish by touching the wall at 1:05.50. In the same event, Lindsey Gordon placed sixth (1:06.57) followed by Hannah Hunt finishing in 1:07.72 to take eighth.

Freshman Kristen Nutter led the Dores in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:06.20 earning the freshman sixth place. Junior Brooke Ellis touched in at 2:09.42 to claim eighth.

In the 50 free, Tonner DeBeer claimed fifth (24.17) followed by senior Paige Hamilton racing to a seventh-place finish (24.33). In the following event, the 100 free, Hamilton also picked up seventh place by touching the wall at 53.57.

Colwell maintained her success in the 200 breast by earning another top finish. The sophomore placed second in the event, boasting a time of 2:21.34. Junior Hannah Hunt also finished strong in the event by touching the wall at 2:24.44 to tie for fourth.

After winning the 500 free in the meet against Campbell, Porter shaved two seconds off of her time to place fourth (5:09.20). The Dores also earned fifth through seventh place finishes in the event with Burke leading in fifth (5:10.64).

Earning her first top-three finish of the meet, DeBeer claimed second in the 100 fly sporting a time of 56.29. In fourth place for the Commodores, Nutter touched the wall at 57.73.

Closing the meet strong for the Dores, Colwell and Thomas secured second and third place in the 200-yard individual medley. Colwell notched second (2:06.75) followed by Thomas in third (2:08.49).

In the final event of the day, Vanderbilt A tabbed third in the 400 free relay (3:34.91).

Vanderbilt will be back in action on Jan.16 to battle in the TYR Pro Swim Series hosted by Tennessee.

The Commodores will return to Centennial Sportsplex on Jan.18 to honor its five seniors on Senior Day.

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