The Tennessee Lady Vol cross country team tied for first place at the 1999

UT Invitational on Friday, Sept. 17. The event took place at Lambert Acres

Golf Club in Maryville, Tenn., and included teams from Tennessee, East

Tennessee State University and Cumberland College.

Tennessee and ETSU scored 28 points to tie for top honors. Cumberland

College took third with 6 points.

Head coach Brenda Webb said, "I am pleased with the team's effort today.

The entire group made an improvement from the first meet (at Western

Carolina), and we ran with a lot of heart."

East Tennessee State runner Catherine Berry took individual honors with a

clocking of 17:19.19. UT senior Angie Pothier crossed the line in second

position, finishing first for the Lady Vols for the second time in as many

races, with a time of 17:59.67. Other Lady Vols finishing in the top ten

were: freshman Christy Baird in fourth place (18:25.58), senior Mindy

Watkins in fifth (18:28.21) and senior Amy Bartosik in sixth

(18:34.60).

Senior Megan Mantlo crossed the line in 11th place with a time of 19:39.76

and freshman Amber Ayub finished with a clocking of 21:09.57 in 16th

place.

Sophomore Sharon Dickie, an All-SEC and All-Region selection in 1998, sat

out the competition as she rehabilitates a preseason injury.

Next up, Tennessee will have an off week as it prepares for the Auburn

Invitational, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 1, in Auburn Ala.

Vols win second meet in a row by defeating ETSU at UT Invite

The University of Tennessee cross country squad continued to soar on

Friday as they defeated East Tennessee State University 16-47 behind the

impressive running of All-SEC performers Anthony Famiglietti and Jon

Jamison. Famiglietti ran a solid 8K time of 24:52.30 to claim first and

Jamison, Brad Leach and Brian Wallace finished third, fourth and fifth,

respectively.

In all, 10 of the 15 top finishers wore orange and the only ETSU runner to

finish in the top 10 was Mitchell Jones who finished sixth. Former Vols

Doug Ellington and Mike Moran finished second and eighth, respectively, as

they competed unattached. Senior Joe Dickson finished seventh and freshman

Colin Rochford, Rob Cloutier, Justin Willingham and Ryan Clark claimed

spots nine through 12.

"It was good to have the seniors leading the pack out there today," head

coach George Watts commented after t he meet. "We were shooting for a top

five sweep and we just missed it, but I am pleased with the performance.

Famiglietti did a nice job in winning and he looks like he will be ready to

make a run for All-America later this fall. The freshman struggled a little

bit, but that is to be expected. Now we focus on next week's meet in

Indiana where we can count on seeing some great national competition

including Arkansas and Florida."