Vanderbilt Tops Marshall on Senior Day

The Vanderbilt Commodores took down the Marshall Thundering Herd in Nashville on Saturday. This meet represented the last home competition of the season for the home team.


Vanderbilt – 141.5, Marshall – 106.5



Vanderbilt Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt swimming concluded its final home meet of the season with a 141.5-106.5 victory over Marshall on Saturday at the Centennial Sportsplex.

Overall, a very encouraging performance today. I thought we did really well and saw some very promising things as we prepare for the end of the season,” said head coach Jeremy Organ.

Making their final home debut, Vanderbilt dominated to pick up 10 first-place finishes.

Starting strong in the 200-yard medley relay, Vanderbilt A relay – Abby Burke, Lindsey Gordon, Tonner DeBeer and Chantal Jordan touched in 1:44.38 to collect Vanderbilt’s first victory of the meet.

Freshman Alina Jones concluded her freshman home campaign with two victories in both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Tonner DeBeer also earned a pair of victories claiming first in the 100 backstroke (55.75) and 100 butterfly (56.35).

In the 200 fly, freshman Kristen Nutter collected her first win as a Commodore by touching the wall at 2:05.56. Sophomore Lauren Thomas picked up her first victory of the season in the 200 IM boasting a time of 2:07.51.

Today’s meet marked the last at home for Vanderbilt’s five seniors.

“Being here for my last home meet is just such a reminder of what a gift it is to be here. Being surrounded by this team reminds me so much of what a dream it is to be here and how truly thankful I am,” said senior Paige Hamilton.

 It’s always great to have a day to honor the seniors. They’ve done such a great job over the last four years representing the university and the swim team,” said Organ. “It’s always a fun day racing at home in front of our home fans. Everyone rose to the occasion today so now we’ve got to start preparing for the next week at Little Rock.”

Vanderbilt will return to action to face Little Rock on Feb. 1 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Keep up with the Commodores as they prepare by following @VandySwimming on Twitter and Instagram.


Marshall Press Release

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Thundering Herd swimming and diving team fell to Vanderbilt University on Saturday with a score of 141.5-106.5 in Nashville.

“We had some strong performances today on the road against a tough Vanderbilt squad. We had several in-season best times with some details we can continue to improve on,” Marshall head coach Ian Walsh said.

Junior Darby Coles had a stellar performance at the meet. She finished second in the 200-yard freestyle, first in the 50-yard freestyle and first in the 100-yard freestyle.

“Darby (Coles) had another great meet and her consistency has been exceptional so far this season,” Walsh said. “In doing so, she came away with two individual wins. Heather (Sigmon) was another event winner for us that has been lights out in her 200 back the past two weekends. Things are really clicking in that event for her.”

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Darby Coles, senior Hannah Robins, freshman Or Tamir and senior Jordyn O’Dellfinished in first place overall.

“Several others had in-season best performances and that’s what we want to start moving towards this time of year. We’re looking forward to having a weekend at home and will be preparing for our last two dual meets in a couple weeks vs Ohio University and James Madison University. ”

200 Yard Medley Relay: Heather Sigmon, Rachel Hughes, Hannah Robins, Regan Raines (3rd 1:48.06)
1000 Yard Freestyle: Angelica Di Marzio (3rd 10:42.26), Cara Martin (4th 10:55.29), Adrianna Abruzzino (5th11:02.29)
200 Yard Freestyle: Darby Coles (2nd 1:55.89), Regan Raines (3rd 1:56.09), Alexis Wilhoit (6th 1:59.63)
100 Yard Backstroke: Jordyn O’Dell (3rd 57.79), Heather Sigmon (4th 58.03), Or Tamir (5th 59.19)
100 Yard Breaststroke: Rachel Hughes (4th 1:10.58)
200 Yard Butterfly: Nicole Rueff (2nd 2:08.34), Hannah Robins (4th 2:10.61), Maria McGovern (5th 2:14.72)
50 Yard Freestyle: Darby Coles (1st 23.83), Alexis Wilhoit (3rd 24.60), Regan Raines (5th 24.84), Tamir Or (25.34)
100 Yard Freestyle: Darby Coles (1st 52.41), Jordyn O’Dell (5th 53.93), Alexis Wilhoit (6th 54.87)
200 Yard Backstroke: Heather Sigmon (1st 2:05.15), Or Tamir (6th 2:11.04), Adriana Abruzzino (7th 2:13.51)
200 Yard Breaststroke: Rachel Hughes (2nd 2:34.64)