July 16, 2013
KAZAN, Russia -- Recent graduate Kelsey Floyd swam the butterfly leg on the U.S. team's bronze medal 400-meter medley relay Tuesday at the World University Games.
The U.S. team of Cindy Tran, Laura Sogar, Floyd and Megan Romano turned in a time of 4 minutes, 2.71 seconds. Russia won in a time of 3:58.04, followed by Italy.
The Lady Vols have now won medals in the last two WUG. Jenny Connolly had the meet of her career at the event in 2011. She took gold in the 50 backstroke and got silver medals in the 100 backstroke and 400 medley relay.
WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES WIND DOWNFloyd, Renato Prono and head coach Matt Kredich are finishing up their stays at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia.
Floyd reached at least the semifinals in all three of her individual events. She placed eighth overall in the 100 butterfly, her best result of the WUG. She made the semifinals of the 50 and 200 butterfly.
Prono, a rising senior hailing from Paraguay, competed in the 50 and 100 breaststroke events. He won his preliminary heat in the 100 breaststroke.
Kredich has served as head coach of the U.S. women's swim squad at the WUG.
WEEKEND ACTION IN ATHENSA number of Vols -- and a few Lady Vols -- spent the weekend competing at the Long Course Senior Southern Sectional in Athens, Ga. For some, it was the final competition of the summer break. For others, the meet was one final tuneup for the U.S. Open in two weeks.
Both meets are in long course meter format.
Drew Peterson put up some impressive results in a number of events. The rising junior reached the finals of two events (6th - 100 butterfly - 55.13; 4th - 200 breast - 2:22.34) and also qualified for the finals in a third, getting third in the prelims of the 200 freestyle.
Here's a quick look at all the UT results from the weekend:
2013 Long Course Senior Southern Sectional
200 IM: 28. Ben Myhre, 2:10.52
200 Fly: 9.>Drew Peterson, 2:03.54; 16. Ben Myrhe, 2:10.60
800 Free: 12. Bryce BeVier, 8:30.70
100 Back: 12. Tim Wylie, 59.07; 30. Carl Svagerko, 1:00.47
400 Free: 12. Bryce BeVier, 4:06.81
200 Breast: 4.>Drew Peterson, 2:22.34.
200 Free: 32. Grace Anne Sanderson, 2:11.06
100 Back: 6. Erin Gaeckle, 1:04.76
400 Free: 45. Grace Anne Sanderson, 4:38.55
ACADEMIC AWARDS FOR FRESHMANThe SEC First-Year All-Academic Team was announced Monday, and 17 members of the UT swimming and diving program earned honors. Here's a list of the award recipients:
Gustav Aberg Lejdstrom, Logistics
Thomas Cochran, Kinesiology
Adam Cornett, Kinesiology
Miles Garner, Economics
Sean Lehane, Kinesiology
Trevor Leland, Recreation & Sport Management
Ben Miller, Business Analytics
Ryan Signorin, Civil Engineering
Timothy Wylie, Accounting
Amanda Carner, Undecided
Anna DeMonte, Marketing
Caroline Finkbeiner, Undecided
Mary Griffith, Kinesiology
Madison Hahn, Logistics
Faith Johnson, Kinesiology
Heather Kiger, Aerospace Engineering
Samantha Lera, Biological Sciences