Vandy falls to WKU, Tulane
Nov. 3, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt women's swimming fell to Tulane (148-139) and Western Kentucky (201-87) on Saturday at the Centennial Sportsplex.
With the two losses, Vanderbilt is now 0-4 on the season overall. In the meet versus Tulane, the diving portion of the meet turned out to be the difference between a win and a loss for the Commodores.
"It was a really good day for us," said Vanderbilt head coach Jeremy Organ. "We started the day off a little sluggish, but once we got into the meet we started swimming well."
Against Tulane, the Commodores picked up wins in 10 individual races.
Freshman Jenn Mann picked up her third-straight win in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.03. Through her first three meets, Mann now has five total individual wins.
Caroline Thomas registered two wins for the Commodores on the day, as she won the 50 (24.25) and 100 freestyle in a time of 52.57. Thomas placed second in the 50 free (24.25) versus WKU, as she was barely edged out by Paige Drazga (24.23).
Hannah Martin finished first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.17. Chrissy Oberg had two first place finishes in the 100 and 200 backstroke. Her time of 57.68 in the 100 back was nearly two seconds faster than the second-place finisher. Oberg then won the 200 back in a time of 2:04.70.
Lauren Torres took first in the 100 and 200 butterfly. In the 100 fly, Torres won with a time 58.47, while she won the 200 fly with a time of 2:08.41. Elly Faulkner placed first in the 400 IM (4:38.22).
The Commodores 400 freestyle relay team of Martin, Torres, Thomas and Chelsea Morey finished second with a time of 3:32.54.
Several of the Commodore swimmers were competing while not at 100 percent, as the team has been fighting illnesses.
"Hopefully, we can get everyone healthy and get back into training," Organ said. "It will be nice to go on the road just for a change of pace."
The Commodores hit the road next Saturday, Nov. 10, when the team travels to Huntington, W. Va., to compete against Marshall.
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