NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt won nine of 12 events to cruise to a convincing 152-72 win over visiting Little Rock in front of a raucous crowd Saturday at Centennial Sportsplex.
The victory for the women’s swimming team boosted the Commodores’ dual meet record to 6-4 on the season, as the squad now looks ahead to the SEC Championships set to take place later this month in Athens, Georgia.
“It was very promising to have some great races on senior day and send this incredible class out on a high note,” said head coach Jeremy Organ. “We saw some good things today, as well as some things that we can work on in the coming weeks as we prepare for the conference championships.”
The Commodores sprinted out to an early lead with a win in the 200-yard medley relay (1:45.25) behind the efforts of Johanna Goldblatt, Hannah Hunt, Tonner Debeer and Abby Burke.
Lauren Bergmann (100-yard butterfly – 58.83), Debeer (100-yard backstroke – 56.80), Hunt (100-yard breaststroke – 1:05.71), Burke (100-yard freestyle – 53.00) and Kaley Buchannan (100-yard individual medley – 1:00.56) teamed to sweep the meet’s 100-yard events.
Vanderbilt took the top four spots in the 50-yard backstroke, paced by Goldblatt’s 26.68. Buchanan took second in the 50-yard butterfly (26.78).
Hunt added a win in the 50-yard breaststroke (30.30), with Debeer doing the same in the 50-yard freestyle (24.12).
Lara Hernandez-Tome was third in the 300-yard freestyle (3:04.28).
Vanderbilt checked in at 1:39.72 to conclude the meet with a silver-worthy finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay.