Dores trail USC, ECU after day one

Chrissy Oberg won the 200 backstroke against South Carolina and East Carolina.Chrissy Oberg won the 200 backstroke against South Carolina and East Carolina.

Jan. 27, 2012


COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Vanderbilt swimming team trails in a pair of dual meets in Columbia, S.C., after day one of events. The Commodores trail South Carolina, 130-34, and East Carolina, 110-54.

The highlight was a victory by freshman Chrissy Oberg in the 200 yard backstroke. She posted a time of 2:02.00. She bested South Carolina's Elisabeth Worrell by 2.92 seconds in the event.

The two-day meet opened with the 200 freestyle relay and the Commodores finishing fifth . Melissa Roberts, Chelsea Morey, Lauren Torres and Caroline Thomas swam the event in 1:40.29.

Elly Faulkner was the top finisher for Vanderbilt in the 200 yard IM. Faulkner posted a time of 2:09.73.

In the first long-distance event, Erika Deardorf placed third in the 500 yard freestyle. The junior posted a time of 5:01.54.

Senior Laura Dillon then finished fourth in the 100 yard backstroke, with a time of 1:06.36. She was just .24 seconds out of third place.

Oberg's 200 yard backstroke win was followed by a fourth place finish for Caroline Thomas in the 100 yard freestyle. Thomas posted a time of 52.94.

Torres was the top-finisher in the 200 yard butterfly, the final individual event of the day, placing seventh with a time of 2:08.49.

The Commodores then placed third in the 400 yard medley relay. The team of Oberg, Dillon, Torres and Thomas posted a mark of 3:55.40.

The event concludes on Saturday, January 28, starting at 9:00 a.m. Central.



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