The No. 12 Tennessee men’s swimming and diving team defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 169-74 Friday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
“I am very pleased with the performance from our group today,” UT coach John Trembley said. “Alabama is a top-10 team and had some tremendous swims.
“If our guys come together and keep working hard and make a few changes, they can be a very, very good Tennessee team.”
Senior captain Casey Dauw brought home two big wins for the Vols in the 200-yard fly (1 minute, 48.92 seconds) and 200y individual medley (1:49.75).
Following Dauw in the 200y fly was sophomore Adam Farnham in second at 1:51.95. Junior Andrew Engle was third at 1:51.95.
Sophomore Michael Wolfe followed Dauw in the 200y IM in 1:51.67, and won the 200y backstroke in 1:47.28. Fellow sophomore Andrew Van Meter finished second in the 200y backstroke in 1:32.48.
Dauw also contributed to the winning 400y free relay team. The relay won in 3:00.05. Freshman Barry Murphy was the lead man, with senior Bryan Goldberg, Dauw and senior Tyler Gustafson following in order.
Venezuelan sophomore Octavio Alesi won the 50y freestyle with a season-best 20.27. Murphy followed in second in 20.79.
Goldberg followed the meet-opening 400y medley relay effort with a win the 200m free in 1:40.31. Newcastle, England, native Andrew Thirlwell trailed in second at 1:41.01.
In the diving well, freshman Burkley Showe won both the 1- and 3-meter events for the third week in a row. Showe won the 1m with 351.75 and the 3m with 356.85.
Next up for the Vols is a trip to the Bulldog Invitational Dec. 2-4 in Athens, Ga.