Nov. 15, 2012
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Vanderbilt women’s swimming ended day one with a bang at the Western Kentucky Invitational, as the Commodores set a new pool record in the 400 yard medley relay.
The 400 medley relay team set a new Bill Powell Natatorium record with a first place finish in a time of 3:44.67. Chrissy Oberg, Jenn Mann, Lauren Torres and Caroline Thomas combined to set the new record for the Commodores.
After one day of competition, Vanderbilt sits in second place with 231.5 points, while Western Kentucky leads with 312.5.
“It was a good start for us, the girls are having fun and racing hard,” said Vanderbilt Head Coach Jeremy Organ. “Everyone really swam well today, breaking the pool record in the 400 medley relay at the end was a big step for the program. We will look to continue the momentum from tonight into the rest of the weekend.”
Vanderbilt came away with another first place finish in the first event of the day, the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Torres, Thomas, Hannah Martin and Sarah Lynch barely edged out Western Kentucky with a time of 1:36.32.
In the 50 freestyle, Thomas tied for first place with Western Kentucky’s Paige Drazga with a time of 23.87.
Competition resumes Friday morning at the Bill Powell Natatorium.
- Western Kentucky – 312.5
- Vanderbilt – 231.5
- University of the Cumberlands – 104
- Sewanee: University of the Sou - 32