VU Swim Travels to Weekend Dual Meets

Oct. 18, 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt swimming and diving team hits the road for two dual meets this weekend, traveling to Jacksonville, Fla. to face North Florida on Friday night and then traveling to Statesboro, Ga., to face Georgia Southern on Saturday.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing how the girls react to racing two days in a row,” head coach Jeremy Organ said. “It should be good competition from both schools. The meets should be very spirited. Hopefully we’re ready to step up and see what we can do.”

The Commodores go into this weekend’s action with an 0-1 record after falling to Southern Illinois last weekend. Freshman Leigh-Ann Axt led the Commodores last weekend with a win in the 200-yard butterfly, recording a time of 2:06.42.

Friday’s opponent, North Florida, won their season opening meet over Florida A&M University. Last season, the Lady Ospreys finished fifth in the Pacific Coast Swimming Conference. This year marks the first season that North Florida has been a part of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association.

Georgia Southern also enters this weekend’s action with a 1-0 record after defeating College of Charleston last weekend. The Eagles are led by freshman Ali Campbell who was named CCSA Swimmer of the Week for her effort against College of Charleston. Campbell claimed victories in the 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter freestyle and was a member of the winning team in the 200 freestyle relay.

Complete results from this weekend’s dual meets will be available on