ATHENS, Ga. – Vanderbilt swimming wrapped up day three of the SEC Championships, earning three personal-best and five season-best times Thursday.
Dominating the start of the meet for the Commodores, freshman Lizzy Colwell competed in the 400-yard individual medley, shattering Vanderbilt’s freshman record of 4:22.78 in the event while racing a season-best 4:20.91.
Maintaining momentum for the Dores, five student-athletes competed in the 100-yard butterfly with freshman Tonner DeBeer leading with a 54.23.
Sophomore Brooke Ellis earned her first personal-best of the meet in the 50-yard butterfly, touching the wall at 56.82. Fellow sophomore Kaley Buchanan finished close behind, setting a season-best time in 56.97.
Heading into the team’s final event, six Dores battled in the 200-yard freestyle with freshman Krislyn Porter collecting her second personal-best time of the week in 1:53.67.
“Racing two of my personal-best times alongside many of my teammates has been so exciting, and it’s a strong testament to all of our hard work this season. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the meet brings,” said Porter.
Sophomore Reagan Roob also earned her personal-best time in the event, touching in 1:52.30, breaking her previous record of 1:52.81.
Senior Mary Beckwith raced her final freestyle event as a Commodore, closing out the event by securing a collegiate-best 1:54.40, three seconds faster than her season-best 1:57.72.
The Dores will start day four of the SEC Championships on Friday by competing in the 200-yard individual medley prelims, followed by the prelims for the 100-yard backstroke. The team will conclude prelims by racing in the 100-yard breaststroke.
The Commodores will return to the pool Friday night to battle in the 400-yard medley relay.
Follow along with the Dores as they near the end of SECs by following @VandySwimming on Twitter and Instagram.
1. Texas A&M – 618.50
2. Florida – 561.50
3. Tennessee – 557.50
4. Georgia – 471.50
5. Auburn – 447
6. Kentucky – 364
7. Arkansas – 346
8. Missouri – 329.50
9. South Carolina – 278
10. LSU – 273.50
11. Alabama – 209
12. Vanderbilt – 90
Friday’s Order of Events
400-yard medley relay