Allen Claims Second Vixen of the Month Crown

Allen Claims Second Vixen of the Month Crown

Sweet Briar, Va.- For the second month in a row, Sweet Briar first-year swimmer Taylor Allen has been named the athletic department's Vixen of the Month.

The SBC swim team was in action at the ODAC Championships during February and Allen made the most of her showing.

After helping the Vixens' 200 medley relay team to a sixth-place finish to begin the Saturday evening finals, Allen was back in the pool for the next event, the 400-yard IM. The first-year put together her best performance of the year, setting a new school record on her way to All-ODAC Second Team honors with a third-place finish in a time of 4:48.65.

Her time beat the previous record set 34 years ago by Karen Fennessy. Allen shattered the old record, 4:53.14, by nearly five seconds.

Later in the evening, Allen was back in the pool for the 100-yard breaststroke A finals. The Richmond native brought home sixth place in a time of 1:10.61. Allen's time was four one-hundredths of a second away from breaking that event record, set at least year's conference championships by Mary Stuart McDevitt.

On the final evening of competition, Allen was in the pool for another A final, the 200 back. Shedding over three seconds off her prelims time, Allen finished sixth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:12.26.

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