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SWIM CENTRAL: Virginia Tech Meet

Jan. 11, 2013

Jan. 11, 2013 | 12 p.m. ET
Christiansburg Aquatic Center | Blacksburg, Va.

Previewing the Men's Competition
Tennessee: 3-2 (1-0 SEC)
Virginia Tech: 6-1 (3-1 ACC)

The Vols' Last Swimming Event: Tennessee is back in swimming action for the first time since winning the Tennessee Invitational in mid-November, beating Kentucky and Duke in the three-day meet. Freshman Sean Lehane enjoyed a breakout performance and recorded career bests in eight events, winning the 200 backstroke (NCAA B cut) and 500 freestyle. Tristan Slater was also a two-race winner for the Vols, winning the 200 freestyle and 400 IM. Junior Sam Petersen recorded an NCAA B-cut time in the 1650 freestyle.

Tennessee Diving Invite: The Vols got 2013 started early on the boards at the Tennessee Diving Invitational last week. Brent Sterling was the lone UT competitor on the men's side, finishing in the top 10 in all three events and earning SEC Diver of the Week honors. He dove 394.45 on the 3 meter, his second-best score in the event.

Virginia Tech's Last Event: In their last swimming and diving combined event in mid-November, the Hokies finished first in the four-team H2Okie Fall Invitational, beating South Carolina, Connecticut and William & Mary. In December, the men's and women's diving teams combined to win five of six events at the Georgia Fall Invitational.

In the Rankings: The Vols are currently unranked. Virginia Tech was ranked 17th in the CSCAA poll on Dec. 5.

Previewing the Women's Competition
Tennessee: 5-0 (1-0 SEC)
Virginia Tech: 7-2 (2-2 ACC)

The Lady Vols' Last Swimming Event: Kelsey Floyd won five events to lead the Lady Vols to a victory in the Tennessee Invitational in mid-November, setting a career-best in the 500 freestyle. Sophomore Molly Hannis maintained her unbeaten record at both breaststroke events, winning the 100 and 200 breaststroke in NCAA B-Cut times. Sophomore Arden Pitman clocked a B-cut time in the 100 backstroke. A number of freshmen excelled, including Faith Johnson, a winner of the 50 free for the fourth time this year.

Tennessee Diving Invite: All three Lady Vols competed last week at the Tennessee Diving Invitational. Senior Jodie McGroarty earned SEC Diver of the Week honors by winning the 3-meter springboard and finishing second on the 1 meter. Junior Tori Lamp got in the top 5 in all three events, and freshman Samantha Lera was a finalist in every competition.

Virginia Tech's Last Event: The Hokies beat four other teams to win the H2Okie Invitational, winning over South Carolina, Connecticut, William & Mary and Liberty. Senior Heather Savage broke her school record in the butterfly. In December, the men's and women's diving teams combined to win five of six events at the Georgia Fall Invitational.

In the Rankings: The Lady Vols are ranked 10th nationally in the CSCAA poll on Dec. 5. Virginia Tech's women are unranked.



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