Aug. 6, 2013
IRVINE, Calif. -- Sophomore Faith Johnson, incoming freshman David Heron and former Vol Brad Craig all reached the finals in races over the weekend at the 2013 U.S. Open.
Johnson, who has been training this summer with SwimMAC Carolina, finished fifth in the 50-meter freestyle in 25.47 seconds. She is coming off a stellar freshman season in which she was part of two NCAA relay championship teams, took fourth in the 50-yard freestyle at the national meet and earned four All-America honors.
Heron figures one of the Vols' top incoming swimmers and an instant boost to the team's distance events. His performance over the weekend was just further proof as he took seventh in the 1500-meter freestyle.
Craig logged the best performance of any Vol at the U.S. Open. The former two-time SEC champion finished second in the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute, 0.70 seconds.
Lady Vol great and Olympic medalist Christine Magnuson announced her retirement from competitive swimming at the end of the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Magnuson enjoyed one of the greatest collegiate and professional swimming careers in Lady Vol history. As a senior, she won the NCAA title in 2008 just months before making a splash on the international stage. She represented Team USA at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, taking silver in the 100-meter butterfly and doing the same in the 400 medley relay.
She earned her spot on the U.S. team for the 2013 World Championships, where she finished 10th in the 50 butterfly in her final race.
100 Butterfly: 70. Faith Johnson, 1:03.68
1500 Freestyle: 7. David Heron, 15:22.85; 27. Sam Petersen, 15:49.79
200 Butterfly: 75. Drew Peterson, 2:06.76
200 Breaststroke: 25. Brad Craig, 2:016.79
200 Backstroke: 10. Sean Lehane, 2:00.14
200 Freestyle: 49. Drew Peterson, 1:52.83
100 Breaststroke: 2. Brad Craig, 1:00.70
100 Backstroke: 19. Sean Lehane, 56.29
800 Freestyle: 35. Sam Petersen, 8:25.19
200 IM: 35. Drew Peterson, 2:06.11
50 Freestyle: 42. Chris Sadsad, 23.49