ATHENS, Ga.- Vanderbilt swim concluded the 2019 SEC Championships with a school record, three freshman records, collecting eleven personal best times.
Commanding a strong start to the final day, four student-athletes raced in the 200-yard backstroke with senior Madison Eaker leading the Dores in the event.
Touching the wall in just under two minutes, the senior marked her lifetime best time of 1:59.53.
Continuing a successful race for the seniors, Mary Beckwith finished the event racing her own lifetime best, 2:03.50.
“I’m extremely proud of the four seniors that led the way, not only this week but all season,” said head coach Jeremy Organ.
The Commodores featured seven swimmers in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing the race with six Dores racing their season best times and senior Eunsol Chon earning a lifetime best, 53.45.
Concluding prelims with a season best time in the 200-yard breastroke, freshman Lizzy Colwell led heat one of the event, finishing in 2:16.65.
Returning to the Gabrielsen Natatorim to take the pool in the 1,650-yard freestyle, distance standout, Lara Hernandez-Tome finished the event with a collegiate best time, 16:45.94.
With this time, Hernandez-Tome placed twenty-fourth in the event earning the Commodores first point of the final night of SECs.
Closing out the SEC Championships, Tonner DeBeer, Abby Burke, Kaley Buchanan and Johanna Goldblatt prepared to race in the 400-yard medley relay.
Setting up senior Johanna Goldblatt to close out the SECs, racing her final event as a Commodore, DeBeer swam the first leg of the race followed by Burke and Buchanan.
Goldblatt touched the wall at 3:24.46 marking a season best time for the Vanderbilt relay.
“We had some outstanding performances this week and I am beyond proud our whole team,” said Organ.
The Dores will travel to its final meet of the season March 14 competiting in the CSCAA National Invitational.
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