The sixth-ranked Tennessee swimming and diving team defeated Dartmouth 131-32 on Monday afternoon at Honolulu in the first ever meeting between the schools. The Volunteers won all nine events of the unconventional dual-meet to improve their record to 6-0 (4-0) on the season.
The Vols won the 250 medley relay to open the meet with a time of 2:02.54. The foursome of Matt Parrish, Chris Stewart, Michael Gilliam and Ben Brink combined for the victory.
The Vols then won the five individual swimming events as Steve Cromer (150 freestyle), Greg Simpson (50 backstroke), Jeremy McDonnell (25 freestyle), Joel Shapiro (50 butterfly), and Evan Fischer (50 breaststroke) all won events.
The Tennessee divers swept the top three spots in the one-meter diving event with Shannon Roy taking top honors.
In the concluding 300 freestyle relay, the quartet of Chris Hussey, Brett Tannhauser, Evan Nylander and Stewart reached the wall in a time of 2:10.80. Mike Burton, a newcomer who joined the squad for the second semester of school, led off UT's second-place relay squad with a time of 19.84 in the 50-freestyle to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships.
Tennessee returns to action in January with a pair of tough dual-meets. The Volunteers play host to 12th-ranked Arizona State on Jan. 5, and top-ranked Texas on Jan. 6.
|250 Medley Relay|
|(Parrish, Stewart, Gilliam, Brink)|
|1. Steve Cromer||UT||1:16.06|
|1. Greg Simpson||UT||24.27|
|1. Jeremy McDonnell||UT||9.71|
|1. Joel Shapiro||UT||22.85|
|1. Evan Fischer||UT||28.28|
|One Meter Diving|
|1. Shannon Roy||UT||314.24|
|300 Freestyle Relay|
|(Hussey, Tannhauser, Nylander, Stewart)|
|Tennessee 131, Dartmouth 32|