#VandySwim sweeps Senior Day

Jan. 30, 2016

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt swim team closed out its regular season against Marshall and North Florida, in front of a packed crowd at Ensworth High School. VU took the tri meet; 204-57 over UNF, and 147-113 over the Herd.

The Commodores began the meet by honoring senior Hannah Martin. Posters and pictures glittered the walls of the Ensworth Natatorium as reminders of all the fun times and hard work put in throughout the years.

“It’s been an awesome experience being on this team,” said Martin. These guys are all so supportive and they make swimming a lot of fun. All their decorations and everything everyone has done for me today has just been so nice.”


Setting the tone by taking first and third place in the 200 medley relay, Vanderbilt achieved the win by taking 21 podium finishes, placing in every event except the 1000 freestyle.

“There was a really quick and good turnaround from Thursday after racing against Missouri, but I’m really impressed with the team by how well they raced today, said head coach Jeremy Organ.

Summer Brown and Breanna Sapienza brought in first and third place honors in the 200 free, swimming in at 1:52.14 and 1:54.97 respectively.

The `Dores produced another first and third place finishes in the 100 back as Kara Lucenti nabbed the top spot at a time of 57.50. Freshman Johanna Goldblatt did her part for the team following right after Marshall’s Chloe Parsemain at 58.66.

Vanderbilt achieved gold and silver in the 100 breast, as junior Kathryn Coughlin and sophomore Brenda Cha were separated by almost two seconds; 1:05.92 and 1:07.91.

In the 200 fly, Rachel Koch put on a performance for the team, as she swim into a first place finish at 2:05.81.

The women if the hour, Hannah Martin, earned two second place finishes for VU, placing in both the 50 free (24.38) and the 200 back (2:06.19).

After the first break of the morning, the Commodores were in the lead and geared up for he second portion of Saturday’s race.

The Commodores started where they left off taking first and third in the 100 free, 200 breast and 100 fly. In all, Vanderbilt achieved nine first place finishes in 16 events.

In two of the longest races of the day, the 500 free and the 400 IM, Brown and Lucenti generated additional points for the squad with a second place finishes; at 5:03.13 and 4:30.35.

“Now we’re turning our attention and looking forward to the SEC Championships. It’s just about fine-tuning and getting ourselves ready to race at SECs. We’ll have a lot of different things going on between now and then, but our total focus will be SECs.”

The SEC Swimming and Diving Championships take place in Columbia, Mo. from Feb. 16th -20th.