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SWIM CENTRAL: South Carolina Meet

Oct. 17, 2013


SC-meet

TENNESSEE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 17, 2013 | 12 p.m. ET
Allan Jones Aquatic Center | Knoxville, Tenn.
SEC OPENER
PREVIEWING THE MEN'S COMPETITION
Tennessee: 1-0 (0-0 SEC)
South Carolina: 1-0 (1-0 SEC)

SEC Opener: Friday marks the Southeastern Conference dual meet opener for both Tennessee and South Carolina. Tennessee finished last season 4-4 and 2-1 in conference and look to improve this season with a more veteran squad. Senior Sam Rairden, who won three silver medals in three difference strokes at last season's SEC meet, leads UT in the pool as a senior. The team is also welcoming the return of redshirt sophomore diver Mauricio Robles to competition after missing last year with injury. He won the SEC title on platform in 2012. Tennessee finished fourth at the SEC meet, while South Carolina was eighth.

Tennessee's Last Event: Friday marks Tennessee's first dual meet in nearly a month. UT defeated UNC Wilmington on the road during team building and training at Wrightsville Beach, N.C. Last week, UT returned to home pool action with the annual Orange and White Meet, which the white team 311-251 won in combined men's and women's scoring. Four men won multiple events in the scrimmage: freshman David Heron (500 free, 1000 free), Sean Lehane (200 free, 100 back), Oystein Hetland (100 free, 100 fly) and Mauricio Robles (1 meter, 3 meter).

South Carolina's Last Event: The Gamecocks won 14 of 16 events to beat the College of Charleston 178-109 last week to open the season. Matt Navata (100 back, 100 free, 100 fly) and Michael Covert (100 breast, 400 free, 400 IM) each won three events.

PREVIEWING THE WOMEN'S COMPETITION
Tennessee: 1-0 (0-0 SEC)
South Carolina: 1-0 (0-0 SEC)

SEC Opener: Tennessee had a standout year all around in women's competition, both in dual meets and during the championship season in 2012-13. The UT women finished 8-1 in dual meets, 3-1 in the SEC. Three members of NCAA relay championships are back: senior Lindsay Gendron, junior Molly Hannis and sophomore Faith Johnson. Both Gendron (200 free) and Johnson (50 free) won SEC individual titles. Also returning on the boards is senior Tori Lamp, the reigning CSCCA National Diver of the Year. Tennessee finished fourth at the SEC meet, and the Gamecocks were 11th.

Tennessee's Last Event: Tennessee is back in real competition for the first time since a season-opening dual meet victory on the road over UNC Wilmington. The meet was part of a three-day training camp on North Carolina's shores and has become an annual tradition. Another yearly tradition, the Orange and White Meet, was won by the White Team last Friday. Four competitors won two events in the meet: senior Lindsay Gendron (200 free, 200 IM), Molly Hannis (100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke), sophomore Samantha Lera (1 meter, 3 meter) and freshman Heather Lundstrom (100 butterfly, 200 butterfly).

South Carolina's Last Event: South Carolina kicked off the year last week by beating College of Charleston 166-129, winning 13 of 16 events in the process. Four swimmers won two events each. Patricia Kranz was named the SEC Diver of the Week.

ORDER OF EVENTS

200 Medley Relay
1000 Free
(After start of 1000 free, 1-meter diving begins)
200 Free
100 Back
100 Breast
200 Fly
50 Free
Swim Break (20 min)
100 Free
200 Back
200 Breast
500 Free
(Approximate start time for 3-meter diving)
100 Fly
Swim Break (20 min)
200 IM
400 Free Relay

 

 

 

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