Jan. 29, 2013
NASHVILLE - Vanderbilt will travel to Knoxville, Tenn., for the final SEC dual meet of the season Wednesday, when the Commodores take on in-state rival, Tennessee at 4 p.m. CT.
The Commodores (2-4, 0-2) will look to build on their two-meet winning streak, but it won't be easy as No. 11 Tennessee enters the contest 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the SEC having just knocked off No. 2 Georgia.
Last Time in the Pool
Vanderbilt swam past Evansville, 180-82, on Senior Day, Jan. 12, at the Centennial Sportsplex. Vanderbilt won 13-of-14 races on the day to get past the Purple Aces. Vandy began the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay, as the Commodores finished in a time of 1:47.43. Chrissy Oberg, Elly Faulkner, Lauren Torres and Caroline Thomas combined to pick up the first win of the day. Faulkner, Oberg, Thomas and Torres all recorded two individual race wins on the afternoon, as well. Faulkner won the 100 yard breaststroke with a finishing time of 1:07.12 and the 200 yard IM in a time of 2:09.78. Oberg won the 50 yard backstroke in a time of 26.99 and the 50 yard butterfly with a time of 26.27. Thomas registered wins in the 50 yard freestyle (24.07) and 100 yard freestyle (52.95), while Torres won the 100 yard butterfly (57.98) and 200 yard freestyle (1:54.51). Hannah Martin continued her solid freshman campaign with another win in the 100 yard backstroke (59.74).
The Tennessee swimming and diving squad upset the No. 2 Georgia women on Senior Day. The Lady Vols' ousted previously undefeated Georgia 161-139 in the final home combined dual meet of the regular season. Saturday's victory was historic for the Lady Vols, marking the team's first win over Georgia since Nov. 3, 1989. The Lady Vols won 12 of 16 events against Georgia, including both relays. Junior Lindsay Gendron earned the Lady Vols' first individual win, beating out Allison Schmitt in the 200 freestyle in 1:44.63. Gendron later won the 500 freestyle in 4:44.04 and got second in the 400 IM. Tennessee enters the meet Wednesday ranked No. 11 in the country.
Vanderbilt returns home for its final home meet of the season Saturday, Feb. 2, when the Commodores host Arkansas-Little Rock at 1 p.m.