Vanderbilt Swimming capped off its final home meet by honoring its senior class who own a combined 11 established records.
Commodores take on Kentucky Friday, and honor seniors Saturday against Arkansas
The Commodores came out victorious in several tight races, posting top-three finishes in 13 of 14 eligible events.
The Commodores set the 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yard freestyle relay school records on Saturday
Blankenburg, Oberg and Faulkner all earn finals swims Thursday
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February 19, 2014
Feb. 22, 2013
Swimming vs. Arkansas (1/10/15). Photos by Daniel Dubois. Commodores fell; 152-103
2013-14 (Junior): Set school records at the SEC Championships in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.44), 200-yard breaststroke (2:13.84) and 200-yard IM (2:00.67) and was part of school record times in both the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:21.94) and 400-yard medley relay (3:40.65) ... Finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:24.01) versus Auburn ... Had a pair of third place finishes against Texas A&M in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:21.17) and 200-yard IM (2:09.89) ... Took home two events against Tulane, finishing first in both the 200-yard breaststroke (2:19.12) and 200-yard medley relay (1:47.10) ... Finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.61) against Tulane ... Finished 3rd in the 200-yard freestyle (1:54.36) and captured the top spot in the 400-yard IM (4:30.49) against Liberty ... Captured first place in the 200-yard IM (2:02.91), had a pair of runner-up finishes in the 400-yard IM (4.21.17) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.71) and a pair of third place finishes in the 200-yard medley relay (1:43.34) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:16.13) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Captured the top spot in the 400 IM against Liberty/West Florida with a time of 4:30.04 and had a pair of second place finishes in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:21.92) and and 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.53) ... Finished first in the 200-yard breaststroke (2.21.15), second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.20) and third in the 200-yard IM against WKU/Marshall/Cumberlands (2:07.07)... Posted two, top-two finishes against Arkansas-Little Rock, finishing second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:11.12) and first in the 400-yard medley (3:58.35) ... Placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.25) and third in the 200-yard IM (2:08.67) against Kansas/Arkansas.
2012-13 (Sophomore): SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Set school records in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.80) and the 200-yard IM (2:02.90) ... Also posted a team best time in the 200 breast (2:16.28) ... Finished second in the C final of the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships ... Won the 200-yard freestyle against UALR ... Took third in the 200 IM at the WKU Invitational ... Placed second in the 400 IM in the WKU/Tulane tri-meet.
2011-12 (Freshman): Had the fastest 100 and 200 breaststroke times of the season, as well as the 200 IM... All her season-best times came at the SEC Championships... Posted the team's best time at the SEC Championships in the 200 and 100 breaststroke with times of 2:20.86 and 1:03.98, respectively... Second place finish in the 400 yard IM versus East Carolina... Finished just behind teammate Chrissy Oberg in the 200 IM to help beat Marshall... First place finish versus Tulane in the 400 yard IM in a time 4:35.86.
High School/Club:Swam for the Lakeside Seahawks club team under coach Mike DeBoor ... All-American ... Posted a lifetime-best time of 1:03.93 in the 100-yard breaststroke and a 2:20.46 in the 200-yard breaststroke ... Won team MVP for her club team twice and three times for her high school team while maintaining a 3.67 GPA.
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