Vandy Opens Three-Day Meet

Dores battling in Sunshine State

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Vanderbilt christened the three-day Miami Invite at the Whitten Center Pool on Wednesday and posted several standout performances through five events.

The Hurricanes, who are hosting Vanderbilt for the event, emerged with a 291-266 lead heading into Thursday’s action.

“We had a good start to the meet and there was great energy,” said head coach Jeremy Organ. “With each swim we are getting more comfortable and we’re looking forward to a great day tomorrow.”

Vandy took second in the 200-yard freestyle relay as Gabriela Pierobon Mays, Alina Stout, Eleanor Beers and Tonner Debeer teamed to go 1:34.20.

Beers (22.72) added a second-place showing in the 50-yard freestyle, one spot ahead of Pierobon Mays (23.84).

Kristlyn Porter (5:01.21) touched third in the 500-yard freestyle with Lauren Thomas (2:06.28) and Lizzy Colwell (2:07.47) going 3-4 in the 200-yard individual medley.

The Commodores closed out the evening with a silver showing in the 400-yard medley relay (3:47.13) behind the efforts of Pierobon Mays, Colwell, Debeer and Beers.

The Miami Invite continues Wednesday from the Whitten Center Pool.