University of Tennessee Lady Vol diver Kathy Pesek and former diver Tracy

Bonner claimed the gold medal in three-meter synchronized diving last

weekend in Orlando, Fla., at the 1999 U.S. Spring national

Championships.

The duo recorded a score of 279.57 to claim their fourth national title.

Pesek also took home the silver medal on the platform with a score of

454.41 on Sunday.

Tennessee sent four divers to Orlando for the week's events, held at the

YMCA Aquatics Center. Pesek also finished 14th on the three-meter

springboard (431.46) and Bonner claimed sixth place (458.25) on the

board.

Lady Vol sophomore Lizzy Flynt advanced to the semifinals on the platform,

finishing 12th overall with a score of 397.14. Flynt also finished 27th on

the three-meter and teamed up with senior Alicia Ball in three-meter

synchronized to finish eighth.

Pesek's second-place finish on the platform qualified her for the Pan

American Games in July in Winnipeg, Canada, and for the World University

Games July 6-11 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Pesek and Bonner will represent the U.S. next at the FINA/USA Grand Prix in

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., May 6-9.

Vols dominate at Miami Invitational

Senior Dawane Wallace stayed busy this weekend at the Miami (Fla.)

Invitational as Tennessee followed up the Sea Ray Relays with another

strong performance that included eight first-place finishes.

Wallace, who has already qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in

the 110-meter hurdles, took second in the 200-meter dash and the

1,500-meter run and fourth in the 100-meter dash.

Teammate Leonard Scott finished runner-up in the 100 meters to Olympic

sprinter Dennis Mitchell, who won the event with a time of 10.34

seconds.

In the 200 meters, Wallace ran to his second-place finish in 21.34 and

freshman Hassaan Stamps took fourth with a time of 21.87. Vol Dwayne Bell

finished third in 21.98. Ryan Douglas was victorious in the 400-meter dash

with a season-best 48.45, as Tom Pappas took third in 49.32 and Russell

Frye finished fourth.

Adrian Wheatley took first in the 800-meter run (1:52.18), followed by

Brock Smith (1:53.10) in second and John Dickson, who took fifth. In the

4x400-meter relay, Tennessee squads finished first and second.

Not to be outdone, Tennessee's field events squad had a spectacular day

also. Russell Johnson won the pole vault and Mark Johnson and Clint Binder

finished third and fourth, respectively.

Rondell Mershon took third in the triple jump and Toby Colyer had an equal

showing in the javelin. Tennessee owned the shot put and the discus throw.

Darwin Walker won the shot, followed by Tyler Garrett in third, Colyer in

fourth and Pappas, Jeremy Racey and Grant Cleghorn claiming spots five

through seven.

Scott Perkinson won the discus with a throw of 177.5 and Lance Jauron,

Garrett, Pappas and Steve Pitlik finished in spots two through five. Jauron

was victorious in the hammer throw with a season-best throw of 168-1 and

Pitlik took runner-up.

Tennessee will compete Friday and Saturday in the Penn Relays in

Philadelphia. The Vols return home Sunday to host the Knoxville

Invitational.