Erika Brown Swims 500 Free, 100 Breast as Tennessee Women Blank Vanderbilt


  • Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Knoxville, TN
  • SCY
  • Results
  • Scores
    • Tennessee 198, Vanderbilt 61

Sprint star Erika Brown swam a couple of off events as the Tennessee women swept Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Brown raced to the win in the 100 back, going 53.93 after leading off Tennessee’s C 400 medley relay in a 53.85. Trude Rothrock had a notable 52.88 butterfly split on their B relay, with her lifetime best standing at 52.67 from the Tennessee Last Chance Meet in March of this year. Rothrock went on to win the 100 free in 49.84, three-tenths from her lifetime best.

The very next event following Brown’s 100 back win, she was back in the pool to contest the 100 breast. She placed eighth with a 1:08.82 swimming exhibition, hitting a lifetime best. Meghan Small was 1:01.97 to win the event for the Volunteers.

Finally, Brown swam the 500 free for her third individual race, going 4:57.71 to take second behind teammate Amanda Nunan (4:55.86). She led off Tennessee’s B 200 free relay, her fifth swim of the meet (which was allowed given she raced the 100 breast exhibition), with a 22.23. Brown leads the NCAA this season with a 21.96 from Tennessee’s dual meet with Virginia in late October.

One of the most impressive swims of the day came from Volunteer Tess Cieplucha, who took the 400 IM with a 4:11.17 over Small’s 4:14.69. Cieplucha now ranks fourth in the country in the event.

Tjasa Pintar won twice for Tennessee, clocking a 23.11 in the 50 free and a 2:19.11 in the 200 breast. That 200 brast was the closest Vanderbilt got to a win, with Lizzie Colwell just behind in 2:19.65.

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1 year ago

Tennessee is showing some real depth and versatility right now!

1 year ago

Interesting shake up for Brown! Love to see someone get up and race events they aren’t used to!

1 year ago

Those girlie Vols really should win the SEC this year….if not in 2020 well then – never…

Reply to  Bambi
1 year ago

“Girlie Vols” Really? You clearly aren’t following along with their recruiting and development. The coaches at Tennessee are building something special!

Reply to  John
1 year ago

UGA down huge, A+M down and UF building in a hurry leads me to believe this is the year of the LADY VOL! The girls are senior laden and far off the mark of replacing the huge senior class at championship meets at this point in the recruiting year. I predict TN WILL win the SEC in 2020…what in the word do you want? They have not won any SEC team title as of yet. GO GIRL VOLS!!!

Reply to  Bambi
1 year ago

Bambi, yes, you are correct, but You clearly miss the point of John’s comments. The “Lady VOls” are training hard and seriously committed – check out their new social media coverage of recruiting and training. They are not “Girly” nor are they girls – extremely talented and accomplished young women that are ALL working toward a common goal – to be the best they can be and it is working!

Reply to  formerswimmom
1 year ago

Oh I did not know that. Thanks for the insight!

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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