March 2, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. -- Freshmen led the day as the Tennessee swimming teams recorded 10 NCAA B-cut qualifying times Saturday to start the Bulldog Last Chance Meet at Gabrielsen Natatorium.
Maddie Hahn was among the standout UT freshmen. She swam the third-fastest 100-yard backstroke time in program history, shaving fifth hundredths of a second off her previous best in an NCAA B-cut time of 53.40.
Freshman Anna DeMonte put forth one of the standout efforts by the Tennessee swimmers in the two-day meet. She recorded the fifth-fastest time 200individual medley time in program history, clocking a time of 1 minute, 59.44 seconds, in the morning preliminaries. It is an NCAA B cut time and the fastest time by a Lady Vol this year.
She also swam the 100 backstroke in a B-cut time of 54.39.
Freshman Cherelle Thompson improved her time in the evening, swimming a B cut of 22.79 in the 50 freestyle. The time ranked as the ninth-fastest in Lady Vol history.
On the men's side, freshman Chris Sadsad became the second Vol to swim under 20 seconds in the 50 freestyle. He touched the wall in an NCAA B cut of 19.94. He also swam in the 100 butterfly in 48.44.
Freshman Ben Miller also landed on the UT all-time top-10 list, swimming the 1650 freestyle in a career-best and NCAA B-cut time of 15:15.21.
50 Free: Chris Sadsad (19.94-B), Oystein Hetland (20.26), Gustav Aberg Ledjstrom (20.68).
400 IM: Ryan Signorin (3:59.43)
100 Back: Jimmy Dagley (49.46), Tim Wylie (50.50),
200 IM: Anna DeMonte (1:59.44-B)
400 IM: Amanda Carner (4:14.95-B)