The UT rowing team got its first win of the 1998-99 campaign under

first-year Lady Vol head coach Lisa Glenn at the Chattanooga Head Race on

Saturday.

This year marks the fourth consecutive year that the University of

Tennessee has competed at the regatta, and Glenn's crew was looking forward

to getting on the water.

The Lady Vols entered nine boats in four different events on Saturday

morning. Four shells competed in the Open 8+, two in the Novice 4+, two in

the Open 4+ and one in the Novice 8+.

In the Open 8+, the Orange and White notched first, third, fourth and

fifth-place finishes out of a field of 10 boats. Next, the Lady Vols took

first and second in the Novice Four in a field of seven boats and the

Novice Eight took first out of seven boats.

Finally, Glenn's Open Four took first to complete the sweep of the

competition.

"Our athletes responded well and took responsibility for their individual

roles," Glenn said. "They executed well and performed well technically for

the beginning of the season. This was a critical first step."

Next up, the Lady Vols will travel to the Head of the Charles in Boston,

Mass., Oct. 17-18.

Cross country competes at Pre-NCAA meet

Tennessee finished 23rd out of 32 teams in Saturday's Pre-NCAA meet at

the University of Kansas. The 8K race, run at Rock Rim Farm in Lawrence,

Kan., included over 250 runners from some of the nation's top schools,

including Stanford, Arizona and Colorado.

Because the NCAA Championship will be run at the same course in November,

many schools took advantage of this meet to preview the terrain of the

course.

Doug Ellington was the Vols' best finisher. He crossed the line in 44th

place with a time of 25:20.25. Jon Jamison finished the race in 26:14.16,

good enough for 84th place.

The Vols compete in the Tennessee Intercollegiates on Saturday in

Nashville.

Lady Vol soccer back on winning track

Allison Campbell and Kendyl Michner each scored two goals as Tennessee

defeated East Tennessee State 8-0 on Friday at the Liberty Bell Soccer

Complex in Johnson City.

The Lady Vols, who improved to 8-5 overall, opened the scoring when Shayna

Teutsch put home a rebound in the 16th minute. On the play, Jen Laughridge

recorded the first of her three assists on the afternoon.

Campbell added the next score less than four minutes later on a breakaway

while Melissa Covington's goal in the 33rd minute helped UT to a 3-0

halftime lead.

Campbell scored again in the 71st minute while Michner tallied back-to-back

goals in the second half, giving the Lady Vols a 5-0 advantage with 26

minutes still to play. Brooke Sweeney and Sharon Kelly also scored for

Tennessee

Tennessee registered a whopping 42 shots on goal against ETSU, which fell

to 5-7 overall and was limited to five shots on goal.

Lady Vols volleyball wins again

Tennessee, led by 12 kills from both Ariana Wilson and Chris Jestila,

defeated Jacksonville (Fla.) University on Friday, 15-12, 12-15, 15-1,

15-5.

The win improved the Lady Vols to 11-3 overall.

The Lady Vols played Florida on Sunday in Gainesville. Results were not

available at press time.

Swimming and diving highly rated

The College Swimming Coaches Association released its Top 25 poll on

Friday and ranked the Tennessee Volunteers fifth in the nation.

The Vols are coming off three consecutive top five NCAA finishes, including

a fourth-place finish last spring that ranked as the best of the John

Trembley era and the program's best finish since 1979.

Stanford was ranked first with 275 points, followed by Auburn (258), Texas

(257) and Southern California (226). Other SEC teams ranked among the top

25 included No. 6 Georgia (216), No. 17 Florida (99) and No. 19 LSU

(77).

Tennessee begins the season by traveling to Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 23 for

a dual meet versus Kentucky.