Friday Night at the NCAAs

March 28, 2014

Here's a quick look at how Tennessee competed in Friday's morning preliminary sessions, plus who to watch for tonight. The finals start at 8 p.m. Eastern and will be streamed on ESPN3.

Note that the Vols are also swimming tonight in one of the final two timed heats of the 800 freestyle relay.


Who's swimming tonight?
Tennessee - B Final - 1:24.45

The Vols enter the consolation finals as the No. 3 seed. The team of Sean Lehane, Renato Prono, Sam Rairden and Luke Percy swam the race in 1:25.45 to qualify for the evening It took a 1:25.03 to make the championship heat. The Vols have made the top-16 of all the relays so far, and also look to do the same again tonight in the 800 freestyle relay.

400 IM

Tristan Slater was less than half a second away from reaching his first individual final. He was just off his career-best time, completing the race in 3:45.68. It was the 19th-best time in the field.


Renato Prono swam his final individual event for the Vols, finishing the 100 breaststroke in 54.68.


Who's swimming tonight?
Sean Lehane - B Final - 46.28

Sean Lehane is in his first career 100 backstroke final. He recorded a career-best time of 46.28 to get there, good for the third-best time in program history.


Who's diving tonight?
Mauricio Robles - A Final - 388.55

Mauricio Robles qualified for his first career championship final, scoring the fifth-best preliminary score in 388.55. The scores are reset for the final, meaning everyone starts out with





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