TENNESSEE V. VANDERBILT (WOMEN)
- Saturday, November 9, 2019
- Knoxville, TN
- 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.