The White team dominated the Orange team on Friday afternoon, winning by a
131-96 count at the Student Aquatic Center in the Vols' swimming and diving
The White squad got off to an inauspicious start when its 400-meter medley
relay squad was disqualified. Sophomore Steve Cromer and freshman Brent
Tannhauser quickly put their White team on the board, though, by taking
first and second in the 1000 freestyle. The White team went on to claim
victory in the next two events, including a first and second finish by
Lance Asti and Adam Engle in the 50 freestyle.
Matt Hall finally broke through for the Orange as he won the 200 individual
medley. Hall's victory was followed by a win from Orange diver Shannon Roy,
who brought the Orange to within two points of the lead. The comeback was
short-lived, however, as Joel Shapiro of the White squad beat out Hall for
the 200 butterfly win.
Asti followed his teammate's lead and claimed his second event of the
afternoon in a 100 freestyle race that featured a sweep of the top three
positions for the White. Next, freshman Michael Gross of the White came out
on top in the 200 backstroke and the competition was over.
The White won weight of 13 events with Asti (50, 100 free) as the only
double winner. The other winners for the White were Cromer (1000 free),
Zane DeWitz (200 free), Shapiro (200 butterfly), Gross (200 backstroke) and
Gabi Chereches (three-meter diving).
The Orange squad was led by Hall's yeoman's effort in winning the 200
individual medley and the 500 freestyle and finishing second in the 200
butterfly. Roy, who won the one-meter diving event, finished second in the
three-meter springboard. Jeremy McDonald, a freshman from Houston, Texas,
took the 200 breaststroke.
Tennessee, ranked fifth in the nation, begins the regular season on Friday
with a dual meet at Kentucky. The Vols return home to face the 18th-ranked
Virginia Cavaliers on Nov. 6.
Swimmers, divers shine in intrasquad contest
Published: Mon Oct 19, 1998 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:38 p.m.