Tennessee men's swimmers and divers finished in second place at the
prestigious Dallas Morning News Classic on Saturday in Dallas.
The Vols entered the day in second place behind Florida State, which pulled
away from the field on the second day of competition to claim the
Minnesota finished third, five points behind the Vols, and host Southern
Methodist finished fourth. Michigan took fifth place with Texas finishing
Sophomore diver Gabi Chereches led the way for the Vols by winning the
three-meter diving event with a season-best dual-meet score of 343.55.
Chereches' win was the third for the Vols on the weekend, with Michael
Gilliam winning the 100-meter backstroke and the 400 medley relay squad
winning on Friday.
Tennessee opened the second day of competition with a third-place finish in
the 400 freestyle relay with a season-best time of 3:02.31. Matt Hall
followed with an impressive time of 4:30.72 in the 500 freestyle that beats
the team's previous best by eight seconds.
Both Ross Powells and Jeremy McDonnell produced season-best times in the
200 backstroke (1:48.31) and 200 breaststroke (2:04.67), respectively.
Lance Asti reached the wall in 45.56 to finish third in the 100 freestyle
while Powells won the consolation event.
In the 200 butterfly, Joel Shapiro finished third with a time of 1:49.91
and Matt Hall won the consolation event. Zane DeWitz finished fifth in the
200 individual medley with a time of 1:53.09. Tennessee finished third in
the 200 freestyle relay in a season-best time of 1:22.32 to conclude the
The No. 6 Vols also defeated Texas Christian in a dual meet on Saturday,
127-110. Tennessee claimed victories in nine of the 13 events, including
Brent Owen's win in the 50-meter freestyle.
Tennessee finished fourth in the Classic last season after winning in 1997.
The Vols return to action on Saturday when they take on No. 7 Georgia at 11
a.m. at the Student Aquatic Center.
Vols have stellar meet
Published: Mon Jan 25, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:52 p.m.