The UT men's and women's swimming and diving teams took home titles from different parts of the county this weekend.
The men's squad closed out the final day of Nike Cup competition in Chapel Hill, N.C. by winning four more titles and posting the fastest time in the country this season in the three of the four victories.
"It was a total team victory," head coach John Trembley said. "This was the most impressive team performance I can remember."
Tennessee set the fastest time in the country in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 2:54.37. Bryan Goldberg (44.48 seconds), Tyler Gustafson (43.28), Raymond Rosal (43.42) and Andrew Bree (43.19) combined to win the event by over six seconds and qualified for the NCAA championship meet.
Bree touched the wall in 1:55.55 to win the 200-yard breaststroke, just missing former Olympian Jeremy Linn's school record of 1:55.27. Michael Russo finished second (1:59.29) and Kiel Huston set a personal-best time of 2:00.44 to finish fourth.
In Houston, John Venditti represented the Vols on the 10-meter platform with a first place finish and personal best score of 391 points.
The women's team also competed in Texas. The Lady Volunteers closed out the Houston Invitational Saturday by winning the invite with an additional five event crowns.
UT opened the championship heats on the final day by taking the 1650y freestyle title as freshman Misty Cain clocked in at 17:22.87.
Tennessee next took the top four spots in the 200y backstroke as sophomore Jacque Fessel won with a 2:02.49, while freshman Ashley Yeager took second (2:04.10). Freshman Megan Tomes finished in third place (2:05.00), while freshman Elizabeth Christy clocked a 2:09.15 for fourth.
Swim teams rack up weekend title sweep
Published: Mon Nov 24, 2003 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:38 p.m.