The fifth-ranked Tennessee swimming and diving squad took a solid 136-107
victory over 18th-ranked Virginia on Friday at the Student Aquatic
The Vols took the lead in the meet's first event, the 400 freestyle relay,
but fell behind after impressive performances by the Cavalier distance
freestylers. A sweep of the top three positions in the 50 freestyle put the
lead back into the hands of the Vols. Another top-three sweep, this time in
one-meter diving, allowed UT to establish a lead they would not
Tennessee's victory was powered by the sprint freestyle and diving corps.
Senior co-captain Adam Engle claimed the 50 freestyle win with a time of
20.86, followed by teammates Lance Asti (20.96), Rodney Panek (21.28) and
Karl Pawlewicz (21.70). The sprinters shined again in the 100 freestyle as
Asti took the victory with a time of 46.20, followed by Panek (46.50),
Engle (46.78) and Brent Owen (48.14).
The Vol divers contributed significantly to the victory by claiming the top
three positions in both diving events. Shannon Roy won the top spot off the
low board with a score of 314.55. Fellow Vols Chip Chiapetta (283.38) and
Gabi Chereches (280.05) finished in second and third, respectively. Off the
three-meter board, Chereches scored 336.525 to win the event while Roy
finished second (305.55) and Chiapetta finished third (244.425).
In their victorious effort, Tennessee posted three NCAA provisional
qualifying times. The 400 medley relay squad's winning time of 3:18.76 was
just under the provisional standard and 200 butterfly swimmers Zane DeWitz
(1:48.53) and Joel Shapiro (1:49.14) each bested the provisional NCAA marks
with their respective second- and third-place finishes in that event.
The next action for Tennessee will be Dec. 4-6 when the divers compete at
the Texas Diving Invitational and the swimmers compete at the U.S. Open in
College Station, Texas. The next home meet will take place Dec. 11 when the
Vols take on Cincinnati.
Golfers win tournament in Texas
Tennessee's men's golfers took the team title at the Crown Classic of
Lufkin, Texas, Saturday, their first team title since 1996.
The Vols fired rounds of 302-297-293--892 to steal the lead from
UT sophomore Andy Brimer finished second in the individual competition with
scores of 75-72-70--217, his best collegiate finish. Junior Derrick Centers
came from behind to finish seventh with rounds of 77-70-73--220, his best
54-hole score and finish of the season.
North Texas (900), Texas Tech (908) and Sam Houston (908) rounded out the
top five finishers in the field of 18 at the Crown Classic.
Sam Houston's Brandt Kieschnick fired rounds of 75-70-70--215 to take the
individual title. Harry Singh (Texas-Arl.), Charan Thethy (Texas-Arl.) and
Neal Collins (N. Texas) posted a final total of 218, two-over-par, to tie
Swimming & diving team triumphs over Cavaliers
Published: Mon Nov 09, 1998 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:41 p.m.