Prono, Leander Finish Strong at Last Meet

March 2, 2014


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee finished the evening session strong with a couple career bests Sunday to close out the two-day Last Chance Meet at Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.

In the evening time trials, senior Renato Prono swam his best 100-yard breaststroke of the season in 53.03 with his teammates cheering him on from all sides of the pool deck. The time was an NCAA B-cut qualifying time and the fourth best time in program history.

Freshman Christina Leander experienced the same support a few minutes later as she took off in the second to last race of the night: the 100 backstroke. She reached the wall in 53.06, the third-best time in the Tennessee record books. She trails only former UT great Jenny Connolly and senior Lauren Solernou.

Tennessee swam 15 more NCAA B cut times Sunday. Now individuals must wait for the NCAA to make its selections in the coming days. Those selected will be able to score points for Tennessee at the national meets later this month.

The women's NCAA entry list is being released Tuesday and the men's list comes out next week.

Tennessee's Top Times Sunday
Men's Results

400 IM: Trevor Leland, 4:10.94

200 Free: Gustav Aberg Ledjstrom, 1:36.30-B; Jimmy Dagley, 1:38.51; Tim Wylie, 1:40.24

100 Fly: Oystein Hetland, 48.29-B; Austin Hirstein, 49.02; Tyler Mills, 48.84; Ryan McFall, 50.18; Miles Garner, 51.77;

100 Back: Jimmy Dagley, 48.60; Tim Wylie, 49.75

50 Free: Chris Sadsad, 20.09-B; Oystein Hetland, 20.48; Tyler Mills, 20.83; Ryan McFall, 21.10

1650 Free: Trevor Leland, 15:48.60

200 IM: Ross Dibblin, 1:54.64

100 Fly: Jimmy Dagley, 50.15

100 Breast: Renato Prono, 53.03-B; Austin Hirstein, 57.66

200 Fly: Tristan Slater, 1:47.07-B

Women's Results
400 IM: Amanda Carner, 4:13.34-B; Lauren Driscoll, 4:18.41-B

200 Free: Caroline Finkbeiner, 1:49.27; Patricia Forrester, 1:49.74; Camryne Morris, 1:51.11

100 Fly: Michelle Cefal, 54.78; Heather Kiger, 54.79; Patricia Forrester, 55.98; Madeline Tegner, 57.05

200 Breast: Colleen Callahan, 2:16.44

100 Back: Christina Leander, 53.06-B; Madison Hahn, 53.59-B; Erin Gaeckle, 54.79-B

50 Free: Cherelle Thompson, 22.50-B; Harper Bruens, 22.58-B

1650 Free: Morgan Dickson, 16:40.11

100 Free: Harper Bruens, 49.10-B; Kate McNeilis, 49.59-B

200 Free: Patricia Forrester, 1:50.46

200 Back: Anna DeMonte, 1:57.94-B; Madison Hahn, 1:58.02-B

200 Fly: Patricia Forrester, 2:01.94





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