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
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
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,
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."
Lady Vols, ETSU share win in cross country meet
Published: Mon Sep 20, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:56 p.m.