The 11th-ranked Tennessee swimming and diving squad won four events on

Saturday as they remained in second place at the Georgia Invitational in

Athens, Ga. The Vols have totaled 630.5 points over the first two days of

competition and enter the final day trailing host Georgia, who has 773

points. Michael Gilliam, Joel Shapiro and Chris Stewart each claimed

individual event titles and the 200-meter relay squad won as well.

The Volunteers opened the evening with a decisive victory in the 200-meter

medley relay as Gilliam, Jeremy McDonnell, Matt Parrish and Brent Owen

reached the wall in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:38.93. UT also

placed a relay squad in fourth-place in the event as Lance Asti, Stewart,

Zane DeWitz and Raphael Thuin turned in a time of 1:42.11. The Vols' third

relay entry claimed eight with a time of 1:41.55.

Shapiro took the title in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 55.44 and

was followed closely by DeWitz, who finished third with a time of 55.07.

Parish was sixth with a time of 55.69. Vols Justin Hoggart and Thuin

finished 13th and 15th respectively.

Stewart and McDonnell made it a 1-2 Tennessee finish in the 100-meter

breaststroke, with Stewart turning in a time of 1:02.38 and McDonnell

reaching the wall in a time of 1:02.49. Each mark bettered the NCAA

provisional qualifying standard.

Gilliam and Ross Powells made it back-to-back 1-2 finishes for the Vols in

the 100-meter backstroke. Gilliam, the defending 100-yard backstroke

champion, clocked a time of 53.66 and Powells reached the wall in a time of

54.79, both NCAA provisional qualifying times.

In one-meter diving, Gabi Chereches finished fourth and freshman Jake

Dorsey was eighth for the Vols.

Other top performances for the Vols included freshman Ben Brink's

fifth-place finish in the 400-meter individual medley (4:30.69). Steve

Cromer finished seventh in the same event (4:32.06). In the 200-meter

freestyle, freshman Greg Simpson claimed fourth-place with a time of

1:15.71 and Brett Tannhauser was fifth with a time of 1:53.54. Tennessee's

800 freestyle relay squad finished third as Nick Lakin, Tannhauser, Brink

and Cromer clocked a time of 7:40.05.