AUSTIN, Texas - Tennessee finished seventh to conclude the final day of the
National Invitational Team Championships in Austin, Texas on Saturday. The
10th-ranked Volunteers piled up 52 points to best SEC foes Florida (48.50)
and South Carolina (30). Host Texas won the meet with 103 points.
The meet used a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 point scoring system for finishes between
first and eighth.
Senior co-captain Anthony Famiglietti cruised to his steeplechase win in
8:47.41 to contribute 10 points to the Tennessee effort. Famiglietti's time
didn't match his earlier automatic qualifying time of 8:38.11, the nation's
second-best steeplechase time, posted April 1 at the SEC Quad, but it was
good enough for to crack the provisional qualifying mark.
"Our best competitive finish was Famiglietti's wire-to-wire win in the
steeplechase," head coach Bill Webb said. "It was a good meet for us. We
had a lot of good performances and lifetime bests. Leonard (Scott) was
tired after the 100M dash so we just elected not to push it and scratch him
in the 200M dash. Rocky (Danners) vaulted with eight stitches in his hand
and cleared the bar several times. (Tim) Bell cleared 7-3 while he was
warming up, but it was really breezy during the (high jump) competition and
it was messing with people's steps."
Jebreh Harris and Marcus Tanner brought home third place finishes in the
800M run and the 1500M run, respectively to add quality points to
Tennessee's score. Harris' 1:51.33 finish stands as his season-best 800M
run time. Tanner broke the tape in 3:49.32 to earn bronze in the 1500M
Tyler Garrett notched a career-best 59-8 1/4 heave in the shot put to take
fourth and earn a NCAA provisional mark. Shannon Wheatley's career-best
finish of 46.91 in the 400M dash was good enough for fourth. Tennessee
boasted a pair of career bests in the discus as Lance Jauron (seventh)
flung the discus 180-6 and Garrett (ninth) finished with a mark of
Tennessee will compete at the renowned Penn Relays April 27-29. The
Volunteers complete next weekend by hosting the Knoxville Invitational on
Vol track team claims seventh at Austin meet
Published: Mon Apr 24, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:14 p.m.