The University of Tennessee Lady Vol cross country team has been selected
as an at-large qualifier for the 1998 NCAA Championships to be held Monday
at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kan., at 10:30 a.m.
By finishing in third place at the NCAA South Regional on Nov. 14 and
earning a No. 24 national ranking, the Lady Vols impressed the selection
committee enough to secure their first NCAA Championship team bid since
"We were very pleased when we heard the announcement," said head coach
Brenda Webb. "This team has proven that they deserve to go, and this is a
great first step in the right direction for our program."
The 1998 championship field will be primarily comprised of automatic
qualifiers from each of nine regions as well as 13 at-large teams.
Each team will send seven runners to Lawrence, with the top five
participants from each squad scoring in the race. In addition, individual
qualifiers from each region will race and factor into the individual
results. The championship field should consist of over 250 runners.
Baseball team signs six
Head baseball coach Rod Delmonico announced the signing of six players
during the early signing period for the 2000 season. Of the six, five are
pitchers and one is an infielder. Five will be incoming freshmen with one
junior college transfer.
The three right-handers are Judson Brownell, Brandon Crowe and Charlie
Thames, with the two left-handers being Jeff Randazzo and Richard Rundles.
Knoxville native Hunter Rigsby is the lone position player.
"I am excited about this class," Delmonico said. "We are pleased that five
of the six signees are freshmen that will help us in the long run. We have
three kids that throw 90 (mph) consistently in Brownell, Crowe and Thames,
and those are all good two-way players."
Tennessee opens the 1999 season against Georgia State Feb. 12-14 in
Women's cross country earns trip to finals
Published: Thu Nov 19, 1998 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:42 p.m.