Running in their first meet of the year, the Tennessee's men's cross
country squad took first place at the Western Carolina Invitational in
Cullowhee, N.C., beating Western Carolina, East Tennessee State and
The Vols laid claim to the top three finishes in the race as senior Doug
Ellington captured first in the 6K event with a time of 18:31. Junior
Anthony Famiglietti, a transfer from Appalachian State, finished second
(18:41) and junior Jon Jamison crossed the line in third place (18:48).
Also finishing in the top 10 for the Vols were Joe Dickson in seventh
(19:03) and Scott DeFilippis in ninth (19:16).
Picked to finish third in the conference by Southeastern Conference coaches
in the preseason poll, head coach George Watts was pleased with his team's
showing at the season-opening meet.
"The guys did a good job running together, helping each other out," Watts
said. "We were pretty good today and it is nice to start the season with a
win. Basically, it was a strong showing in our first meet.
"Now we have to get ready for next Friday's big meet."
On Friday, the Vols host the UT Invitational at Lambert Acres Golf Club in
Lady Vols soccer loses to Florida
Tennessee, coming off a two-game Pacific Northwest swing, traveled to
Gainesville on Friday to face the Florida Lady Gators.
The Lady Vols (1-3) proved no match for the defending SEC Tournament
champions, losing 4-0 in front of 2,831 at Percy Beard Stadium.
Danielle Fotopoulos kicked off the scoring with a six-yard volley in the
fourth minute. Fotopoulos then added two assists on goals in the 45th and
46th minutes by Erin Baxter and Abby Wambach, respectively.
Wambach, a freshman, scored her second eight minutes later on an eight-yard
shot off a Katie Tullis cross.
Tennessee, which has now lost three straight, managed just seven shots on
The Lady Vols faced South Carolina in Columbia on Sunday. Results were not
available at press time. Tennessee's next home game will be Sept. 20
Tennessee football moves to No. 6
While the Volunteers sat idle from the football field this weekend, they
saw plenty of action in the Associated Press poll, moving up two spots from
No. 8 to No. 6.
Cross Country takes first place in tourney
Published: Mon Sep 14, 1998 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:35 p.m.