On the last day of competition in the 32nd annual Sea Ray Relays, Tennessee's

men's track and field program ended its events on a successful note with

several top times and marks Saturday at the Tom Black Track.

The relays were the featured events, and the Tennessee distance medley

relay team of Josh Mears, Dawane Wallace, Chris Hendrix-Buxton and Doug

Ellington kicked things off with a third-place finish and a time of 9:49.64,

their best result this season.

In the 400-meter relay, Tennessee's Justin Devine, Jason Waters, Tyrone

Graham and Russell Frye placed second with a time of 40.71 seconds, which

stands as the top 400-meter relay finish for a Vol team this season. Hendrix-Buxton,

Mears, Adrian Wheatley and John Dickson also competed in the 3,200-meter

relay, where they finished in a time of 7:46.93 for the Vols.

The final two running events of the day for the Vols came in the 6,000-meter

relay and the 1,600-meter relay. In the 6,000, Tennessee's Bob Dickie, Chris

Brown, Brian Wallace and Joe Dickson posted a time of 16:11.96. Then in

the 1,600, the Vols finished an impressive fourth with Russell Frye, Dawane

Wallace, Steve Johnson and Shane Begnaud running the race in 3:09.76. Their

final also stands as the top time in the event by the Vols in 1998.

"We are very pleased with our sprinters' performances," UT

head coach Bill Webb said. "It's great to have Shane Begnaud back.

It has been two years since he has ran. Tyrone Graham in the 100 meters

and Russell Frye in the 200 meters had the second-fastest times in their

events. Justin Devine had top times in his events in very adverse conditions

on Friday.

"But, mostly I am pleased that we appear to have everyone healthy

and got through the meet without any injuries."

In the field events, Chris Morland continued his winning ways in the

javelin as he won his third consecutive title in 1998 with a throw of 220-7.

On Friday, Wes Boudreau placed third in the hammer throw with a throw

of 214-4.

The pole vault proved to be a battle of Tennessee pasts. Former Vol Tim

Mack tied a personal-best mark in the event when he jumped an impressive

18-6 1/2, while former Vol and Olympian Lawrence Johnson finished second

with a jump of 17-9 1/4.

Also on Good Friday, UT captain Bob Dickie won the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Tyrone Graham finished second in the 100 meters with a time of 10.71 and

Russell Frye finished second in the 200 meters in 21.00.

Scott Perkinson placed third in the open discus with a throw of 181-11.

Tennessee's women also produced some good results at the Sea Rays.

The Lady Vols' 4x100-meter relay team of Anissa Campbell, Erica Witter,

Saidah Jones and Kelli White circled the oval in a speedy 44.08 seconds

to finish second behind Clemson.

In the distance-medley relay, UT turned in a solid performance, collecting

fourth-place honors. The quartet of Maureen Ferris, Erin Rinear, Janelle

Briggs and Kristen Ritter came in at 11:39.93.

Witter, White, Jones and Lesly Love teamed up for a third-place showing

in the 4x400-meter relay to meet NCAA provisional standards.

The Lady Vols will next travel to LSU on Saturday for a four-team meet

with LSU, BYU and SMU.

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