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

events.

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.