Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace Scores Five First-Place Finishes
Bahamian swimming sensation Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace continues to get faster and faster.
On the final day of competition of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Swimming and Diving Championships in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday, she blazed to a 46.81 seconds in the 100 freesytle event to blast the SEC and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) records.
Arianna, who is a junior at Auburn University, came back later that evening to record that same time for a first place finish in the final.
It is a personal best for Vanderpool-Wallace, who has already qualified for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Before bringing her championships to a close, Vanderpool-Wallace also won the 50 Free with a time of 21.34 seconds, breaking the SEC record. She also finished second in the 100 Fly with a time of 52.03 seconds.
Vanderpool-Wallace also swam in four relay events for Auburn. She led her team to first place finishes in 200 Free and Medley relays and also the 400 Free relay. Her Auburn Tigers 400 Medley relay team finished second behind Tennessee. Vanderpool-Wallace anchored three of the four teams. In the 400 Medley relay, the Tigers swam a time of 3:32.79 for second behind Tennessee’s 3:30.90. They won the 200 Free, 200 Medley and 400 Free relays in times of 1:28.25, 1:36.11 and 3:13.03 respectively.awards, youth