After setting several records in winning the women's collegiate pole vault

at the Penn Relays on Thursday, Tennessee's Leslie Henley came back on Sunday

to demonstrate that her feat in Philadelphia was no fluke. The senior from

Manchester, Tenn., tied her own school record and broke the Tom Black Track

standard with a first-place leap of 11-11 3/4 at the Knoxville Invitational

and Field Meet.

Henley moved past the previous facility record of 11-7 3/4, set by Melissa

Feinstein of AirTime Athletics on April 12, 1996, on her third attempt.

Teammates Beth Gehring and Tracy Carrington also set personal records

and improved their NCAA chances. Gehring took second with a collegiate-best

11-7 3/4, clearing that height on her third attempt. Carrington, meanwhile,

posted her outdoor best of 11-1 3/4 by tying Auburn's Hannah Johnson for

third-place honors. Both athletes achieved the mark on their second try.

Elsewhere, Michelle Elfervig matched her collegiate outdoor best and

Penn Relays-winning height of 5-8 3/4 to place second behind the unattached

Carol Jenkins (6-2 3/4), and Anissa Campbell notched a pair of first-place

finishes and a second.

The senior from Irontown, Ohio, won the long jump with a wind-aided leap

of 18 feet, which would have been a personal record if not for the strong

breeze. Campbell also won the 100-meter dash in 11.64, a mark that would

have matched her career best if not for the wind. Her second-place showing

came in the 200-meter dash, where she posted a wind-assisted 23.84 to finish

the unattached Chandra Burns.

The Lady Vols will join the men's team in hosting the Gatorade Classic

on Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Tennessee will take part in the four-team meet

Pesek Named SEC Diver of the Year

The Southeastern Conference announced that Kathy Pesek, a junior All-American

from Houston, Texas, was named the SEC Diver of the Year as voted on by

the conference head coaches.

Pesek set a conference record of 658.40 to win the platform title at

the 1998 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships. She also claimed her first

NCAA crown in March on the platform. Her final score of 659.65 set a new

school and career mark for Pesek.

Pesek, who has already qualified for the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials on

the platform and will perform in the Goodwill Games in New York this summer,

will be competing at the U.S.A. Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on

the three-meter springboard and platform May 7-10.

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