Feb. 2, 2013
NASHVILLE – Vanderbilt used a team effort to swim past Arkansas-Little Rock, 145-86, in the 2012-13 home finale at the Centennial Sportsplex Saturday afternoon.
With the win, the Commodores are now 3-5 overall, while the Trojans fall to 3-3 on the season. Vanderbilt won all but two events on the day.
Each member of the relay team would go on to win an individual race as well.
Oberg won the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.59. Faulkner recorded another win, giving her four individual wins in her last three meets. She won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:55.06, just edging out fellow Commodore, (Lauren) Torres.
Torres won the 200 IM with a time of 2:14.38, while Thomas finished with two individual wins. Thomas won the 100 backstroke (58.73) and 200 backstroke (2:07.83).
Senior Erika Deardorf, who was one of six seniors swimming in their final home meet as a Commodore, won the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:26.70 and 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:30.97.
Another senior, Saray Lynch, also went out with a win, as she won the 100 breaststroke (1:07.56).
Alyxandra Vernon was able to just hold off Arkansas-Little Rock’s Natalie Swindle to win the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:10.66. Hannah Martin rounded out the meet with two wins of her own. She won the 500 freestyle in a time of 5:11.43 and the 100 freestyle in a time of 53.67.
Vanderbilt travels to College Station, Texas, for the 2013 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 19-23. Texas A&M is the host school in its first season as a member of the SEC.