Alabama Women Top Vanderbilt and West Florida

MATCH STATS

  • Complete results
  • Scores: Alabama over Vanderbilt (200.5-85.5), Alabama over West Florida (201-93), Vanderbilt over West Florida (193-101)
  • Hosted by Alabama (Alabama Aquatic Center)
  • Friday, September 30, 2016
  • 25 yards/Tri Meet Format
  • Team’s Record: Alabama (3-0), Vanderbilt (1-2), West Florida (0-2)

RECAP

The Alabama Crimson Tide women’s team hosted a tri-meet today against Vanderbilt and West Florida and won convincingly. Alabama finished first through fourth in the 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 Fly, 50 Free, and 500 Free, led by Mia Nonnenberg (1:50.81), Caroline Korst (57.69), Hannah Musser (2:01.64), Bailey Scott (23.11) and Mia Nonnenberg again (4:53.20), respectively. The Alabama women swam the last two events of the meet as exhibition—200 I.M. and 200 Free Relay. The only event Alabama didn’t win was the 3 Meter Springboard, which was won by West Florida’s Monica Amaral (291.23 points). Crimson Tide Freshman Alexis Preski (1000 Free – 10:08.05) and Kacey Oberlander (200 Back – 2:03.16) picked up their first collegiate wins during the meet.

The big winners of the meet were Alabama’s Mia Nonnenberg (200 Free, 500 Free, 200 I.M.) and Hannah Musser (100 Fly and 200 Fly).

“I thought we had a good meet out there today,” said Alabama head coach Dennis Pursley. “We came out with a lot of enthusiasm and our men’s team gave our ladies great support. Overall, we put up some times that were a little ahead of where I thought we’d be at this point in the season. Now we just have to keep working hard and building as we get deeper into the regular season.”

The meet was Alabama’s Think Pink meet, and besides its competitive purposes, served to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Alabama’s next meet is against Missouri, Vanderbilt will next face UC San Diego, and West Florida will take on Keiser.

PRESS RELEASES

Courtesy of Alabama Athletics:

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama women’s swimming and diving team upended Vanderbilt and West Florida in a double-dual meet Friday afternoon in the Alabama Aquatic Center. The Crimson Tide women secured a 200.5-85.5 win over Vanderbilt while downing West Florida by a score of 201-93. Vanderbilt tallied a 193-101 win against West Florida.

For the second meet in a row, the Crimson Tide swept all relay and individual swimming events while also picking up first place honors in one of the diving events. Friday’s meet was also the start of Alabama Athletics’ 2016-17 Power of Pink schedule of events, designed to help raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer.

The Tide men’s and women’s teams return to action on Oct. 14 in their first road meet of the season, traveling to Colombia, Mo., to take on the Missouri Tigers.

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