The Volunteer cross country squad dominated the 14-team field at the 8K
Tennessee Intercollegiates on Friday at the Percy Warner Park in Nashville
to claim its fourth victory in five events. The No. 21-ranked Vols, the
highest-ranked team in the South region, scored 17 points, their best point
total since scoring 16 in the two-team UT invitational.
Volunteer Anthony Famiglietti won the race with a 24:52. Famiglietti's
victory marked the second time this season that the senior captain has
broken the tape first; the other win came in the UT invitational where he
clocked a 24:52.
Famiglietti had plenty of orange company in the lead pack. Tennessee placed
five runners in the top six positions. Senior Brad Leach finished second in
26:09 to post his collegiate best of third. Belmont's Micah McGowan managed
to sneak into fourth with a 26:11. Senior Jon Jamison finished fifth in
26:12. Ryan Clark, a freshman, was Tennessee's final scoring runner and
crossed in 26:14 to finish a season-best sixth.
Tennessee's next action comes Oct. 30 at the SEC Championship in Nashville.
The SEC Championship will be held in the same course as the Tennessee
Intercollegiates. The Vols trail only on SEC squad, No. 5 Arkansas, in the
cross country rankings.
Orange topples white in intrasquad scrimmage
The University of Tennessee swimming and diving team began the 1999-2000
season with an intrasquad scrimmage at the Student Aquatic Center on Friday
afternoon with the Orange squad defeating the White squad 118-110.
Sophomore Jeremy McDonnell and senior transfer Raphael Thuin led the Orange
squad, winning two events each. McDonnell took the 200 individual medley
and 200 breaststroke while Thuin claimed first-place in both the 50 and 100
freestyles. The Orange also won both relay events; Ross Powells (200
breaststroke) and Matt Parrish (200 butterfly) each claimed individual
event victories as well.
For the White team, Gabi Chereches won the one- and three-meter diving
events while Greg Simpson (200 freestyle), Brett Tannhauser (500 freestyle)
and Steve Cromer (1000 freestyle) completed a sweep of the distance
The Orange victory broke three-meet win streak for the White, who lead the
all-time series 12-10.
Tennessee opens the regular season Friday, Oct. 22 in Charlottesville, Va.
when they face the Virginia Cavaliers.
X-country team claims victories
Published: Mon Oct 18, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:00 p.m.