Nov. 16, 2012
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – After two days of competition at the Western Kentucky Invitational, the Vanderbilt women’s swimming team sits in second place with 526.5 total points.
With one day left of racing, the Commodores will look to close out the weekend on a strong note. Western Kentucky currently leads all schools with 646.5 points.
In the 200 freestyle, Vanderbilt came away with an impressive top-six finish. Hannah Martin won the race with a time of 1:52.28, while Amy Salce came in second (1:54.00). Caroline Thomas, Lauren Torres, Erika Deardorf and Melissa Roberts rounded out the top six.
Jenn Mann recorded another victory in the 100 breaststroke, as she set a new Bill Powell Natatorium record with her time of 1:02.56. This marks the second-straight day of competition in which Vanderbilt has set a new pool record in a race. On Thursday, the 400 medley relay team set a new pool record in a time of 3:44.67.
Vanderbilt’s 200 medley relay team (Mann, Torres, Thomas and Chrissy Oberg) claimed second place with a time of 1:45.72. In the 400 IM, Elly Faulkner finished second with a time of 4:30.17, while Deardorf came in third (4:35.33).
Torres also claimed a second place finish in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.73, as she just barely missed out on a first place finish (Charlotte Parent, 56.37).
The final day of competition resumes Saturday morning at the Bill Powell Natatorium.
- Western Kentucky – 646.5
- Vanderbilt – 526.5
- University of the Cumberlands - 228
- Sewanee: University of the Sou - 81