Nov. 24, 2013
ATLANTA -- The Tennessee swimming and diving team won seven more events Sunday to finish the Georgia Tech Invitational.
The UT women won the 9-team competition with 1,136.5 points, and Florida Gulf Coast was second with 1,040.5 points. Tennessee's men placed second of three teams with 1,507 points, while host Georgia Tech won with 1,763.
"I think this was our best session of the whole meet," associate coach Tyler Fenwick said. "The team had a lot of energy. They were all cheering for each other."
Freshmen starred during the final evening session, both in the long races and the sprints.
Madeline Tegner, Camryne Morris and Morgan Dickson took a 1-2-3 finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle, with Tegner (16 minutes, 22.19 seconds) and Dickson (16:28.83) both recording top-10 times in program history. David Heron took second in the 1650 freestyle in an NCAA B-cut time of 15:22.09.
On the other end of the distance spectrum, Luke Percy won the 100 freestyle in 43.48 in an NCAA B-cut time.
Tennessee's other swimming victories came across the board. Sophomore Faith Johnson took first in the 100 freestyle (50.43). Sophomore Sean Lehane won the 200 backstroke in an NCAA B-Cut time of 1:44.86. UT also won both the men's and women's 400 freestyle relays to close the meet.
INSIDE MEN'S SCORING
The men won four events en route to finishing second in the team scoring.
In his first platform contest in a year, Mauricio Robles put together a six-dive list of 380.30 to win the competition. With the victory, Robles wrapped up a weekend sweep of all three diving events.
"On the men's side, there was a really good wrap-up for the meet," Tennessee diving coach Dave Parrington. "It was the first time Mauricio had a tower list. He showed some rust, but had some really good stuff. He was able to sweep all 3 boards, which was an exciting. It good to see Michael and Lee get in their first competitions."
Freshman David Heron scored the Vols' best result in the 1650 freestyle, recording an NCAA B-cut time of 15:22.09.
Freshman Luke Percy followed with a victory in the 100 freestyle in 43.48, also an NCAA b cut in a collegiate career-best time. Three Vols placed in the top five, with Gustav Aberg Ledjstrom in fourth (44.77) and Troy Tillman in fifth (45.07).
Tennessee's team of Aberg Ledjstrom, Tillman, Lehane and Percy won the 400 freestyle relay team of 2:56.55.
INSIDE WOMEN'S SCORING
Tennessee took home two individual victories and a relay win to wrap up the Georgia Tech Invitational.
A trio of freshmen got the day rolling for the orange and white. Madeline Tegner won the 1650 freestyle in 16:22.19 and Camryne Morris took second in 16:28.83, both NCAA B-cut times. Morgan Dickson came in third in 16:40.73.
Tegner and Morris' times rank as the 8th- and 10th-fastest mile times in program history.
"That's big stuff, that's program changing stuff," Fenwick said. "All three of those girls were good."
Freshman Heather Lundstrom placed second in the 200 butterfly in 2:00.51. Tegner still had the energy to take fifth with a time of 2:01.71.
"She's a tough kid, tough as nails," Fenwick said of Tegner. "She's shown that through training. the sky's the limit for her.
On the platform for the first time this year, sophomore Samantha Lera finished second in 253.15, less than two points behind winner Madison Young of Georgia Tech.
"Sam also had some good performance today," Parrington said. "She also showed some signed some rust, but it was good to get on the platform and compete. Whenever you compete on the road in this kind of environment, it shows us some things we need to work on. I'm excited about that."
In other races, sophomore Anna DeMonte took fifth in the 200 backstroke in 2:01.60. Sophomore Madison Hahn, who missed the A final in the morning preliminaries, won the B final in 2:00.29. Junior Molly Hannis finished fourth in the 200 breaststroke in 2:17.00.
GEORGIA TECH INVITATIONAL
1650 Free: 1. Elliott Brocklebank, GT, 15:21.94; 2. David Heron, UT, 15:22.09; 3. Sam Petersen, UT, 15:39.48 ... 6. Bryce BeVier, UT, 15:55.33; 7. Trevor Leland, UT, 16:15.86.
100 Free: 1. Luke Percy, UT, 43.48 ... 4. Gustav Aberg Ledjstrom, UT, 44.77; 5. Troy Tillman, UT, 45.07 ... 12. Chris Sadsad, UT, 46.12; 13. Jacob Thulin, UT, 46.36 ... 15. Oystein Hetland, UT, 46.88 ... 19. Tyler Mills, UT, 48.13; 20. Adam Cornett, UT, 48.92; 21. Ryan McFall, UT, 47.09; 22. Carl Svagerko, UT, 47.13; 23. Austin Hirstein, UT, 47.33.
200 Fly: 1. Nico van Duijn, GT, 1:44.75 ... 4. Ben Myrhe, UT, 1:52.01 ... 6. Ryan Signorin, UT, 1:52.49 ; 7. Miles Garner, UT, 1:52.54 ... 10. Drew Peterson, UT, 2:04.13 ... 14. Trevor Leland, UT, 2:02.42 ... Prelims Only: Oystein Hetland, 1:58.85; Jacob Thulin, 1:55.17; Tyler Mills, 1:58.66
400 Free Relay: 1. Tennessee (Aberg Ledjstrom, Tillman, Lehane, Percy), 2:56.55.
200 Back: 1. Kira Toussaint, FGCU, 1:56.50 ... 5. Anna DeMonte, UT, 2:01.60 ... 7. Lauren Driscoll, UT, 2:02.64 ... 9. Christina Leander, UT, 2:04.01; 10. Amanda Carner, UT, 2:04.47; 11. Madison Hahn, UT, 2:00.29
100 Free: 1. Faith Johnson, UT, 50.22 ... 4. Lindsay Gendron, UT, 50.43 ... 6. Harper Bruens, UT, 51.57 ... 10. Kate McNeilis, UT, 50.81; 20. Mary Griffith, UT, 52.68 ... 25. Caroline Finkbeiner, UT, 53.10 ... 27. Patricia Forrester, UT, 53.17
200 Fly: 1. Anett Kovacs, FAU, 1:58.71; 2. Heather Lundstrom, UT, 2:00.51 ... 5. Madeline Tegner, UT, 2:01.71 ... 11. Michelle Cefal, UT, 2:02.62 ... 13. Patricia Forrester, UT, 2:05.29 ... 22. Heather Kiger, UT, 2:08.92 ... 25. Caroline Finkbeiner, UT, 2:09.48
400 Free Relay: 1. Tennessee (Gendron, McNeilis, Bruens, Johnson), 3:21.18.
Platform: 1. Madison Young, GT, 255.75; 2. Samantha Lera, UT, 253.15.