Aqua Vols Fall to Georgia: Jones Sets School Record

Jan. 23, 2004


ATHENS, Ga. -- The 14th-ranked Tennessee men's swimming and diving team took a loss for the third week in a row to a top-15 team, losing to sixth-ranked Georgia 138-103.

"January's dual-meet schedule has been tough on the team," Tennessee head coach John Trembley said. "But we will continue to train and keep our eyes on the National Championships. Georgia swam great tonight. They defended their home water well on Senior Day."

Junior Phillip Jones set a school, dual-meet record on the 3-meter board by scoring 413.62 points. Last year Jones edged out Kentucky senior Clayton Moss to win the 3-meter at the NCAA Championship in Austin, Texas.

"I've had my sights on the record since freshman year," Jones said. "I was glad to score some points for the team and set the record. I struggled on the one-meter tonight, and it was good to turn around and perform well later in the competition."

The Vols started the evening with a win in the 400-meter medley relay with a team of Josh Fulton, Graves, Andrew Bree and Tyler Gustafson. Goldberg and Gustafson had a 1-2 finish in the 100-meter freestyle, and Bree gave the Vols another win in the 100 breaststroke.

"Our senior co-captain took second in the 200-meter butterfly. He's really starting to swim well." Trembley said. "Bryan Goldberg had two outstanding races, and freshman Chris Franklin made some great changes to his 200-meter backstroke."

The Vols return to action at home Jan. 31 against the fifth-ranked Florida Gators.





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