Feb. 8, 2004
KNOXVILLE-- The 13th-ranked Tennessee men's swimming and diving team defeated North Carolina State 119-80 Sunday in a meet filled with unusual events at the William Casey Aquatics Center.
"It was a good day of some spirited swimming and diving," Tennessee head coach John Trembley said. "I'm particularly pleased with Tyler Gustafson's swim. Andrew Engle swam a season-best relay leg, so he's showing some great spark as we approach the conference championships. It was a good day for the Volunteers."
Five of the events in today's competition were relay events. Tennessee brought home victories in the 300-yard butterfly relay, the 300-yard backstroke relay, and the 100-yard freestyle relay.
Casey Dauw and Tyler Gustafson posted wins for the Vols in individual events. Dauw won the 400-yard individual medley (3:56.95), and Gustafson touched the wall first in the 150-yard freestyle (1:12.01).
Junior Phillip Jones won the three-meter diving competition for the third week in a row and set a new pool record with 374.70 points.
Seniors Andrew Bree and Raymond Rosal, along with sophomores Bryan Goldberg and Dauw now head to the USS Spring Nationals, which take place Feb. 10-14 in Orlando, Fla. The team's next competition is the SEC Championships in Athens, Ga., Feb. 25-28.