Vanderbilt Takes Down Arkansas-Little Rock

Dores beat Trojans on the road in final regular season meet

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Vanderbilt swimming went on the road and earned a 178.5-64.5 win over Arkansas-Little Rock Saturday at the Donaghey Aquatic Center.

The Dores began the meet by taking first, second, and third in the 200-yard medley relay with Abby Burke, Faith Knelson, Tonner DeBeer and Eleanor Beers making up the victorious team after finishing the race in 1:41.52.

Gabriela Pierobon Mays grabbed a first-place finish in the 50-yard backstroke, touching the wall in 26.06. Burke added a win in the 100-yard backstroke after finishing the race in 56.83, and Traba Mercedes won the 300-yard freestyle in 2:52.16.

Knelson secured first place in the 50-yard breaststroke with a mark of 29.16, with teammates Lizzy Colwell and Alina Jones finishing the race in 29.51 and a 30.65, respectfully.

Closing out the meet in a close race, the Dores were able to edge the Trojans in the 100-yard freestyle relay when the team of Jordan Chantal, Mays, Allison Bauer and Beers finished in 43.16.

Vanderbilt will return to the pool Feb. 15 when the SEC Championships begin in Knoxville, Tennessee.