Oct. 7, 2005

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The White squad held off the Orange team 119-112 Friday afternoon at the Student Aquatic Center to put the finishing touches on the men's swimming and diving team's preseason training regimen.

The Orange team was led by All-America senior captains Tyler Gustafson and Casey Dauw along with sophomore All-America Octavio Alesi who each doubled up in wins but they could not match the diving dominance of the White squad.

"This is one of the more competitive Orange and White Meets," UT head coach John Trembley said. "Early season breeds mistakes, and we saw too many today. We were slow across the board and sloppy, and we are not pleased with that.

Freshman Burkley Showe won both the 1- and 3-meter for the White squad with sophomore teammate Ryan Rincon following in second on both boards.

"I am pleased with performance of both Burkley Showe and Ryan Rincon," UT diving coach Dave Parrington said. "Both of them competed with composure and spirit. For this early in the year I am happy with where we are.

"It was disappointing to not see John Venditti competing today. He is nursing a hyper-extended knee and it was just better for him to prepare for next week at Georgia Tech.

Gustafson won the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle events. Junior Andrew Engle followed for the White in the 100 free and junior Brad Boswell followed in second in the 200 free.

Dauw won the 200 I.M. and the 500 free for the Orange with freshman teammate Peter Baer following in second in the 200 I.M. Senior captain Bryan Goldberg finished second for the White in the 500 free.



Alesi doubled-up with wins in the 50 free and 200 butterfly.

Goldberg won the 1,000 free for the White with freshman Nolan Morrell following in second for the Orange.

"Captains Gustafson and Dauw along with Octavio (Alesi) and Burkley (Showe) were our double-event winners," Trembley added. "Everyone else needs to get busy.

The White team took the top-two spots in the 200 backstroke with sophomore Michael Wolfe finishing first and sophomore Brad Boswell following.

The top-two spots in the 400 medley relay were taken by the White squad to start off the afternoon strong. Boswell led the winning White squad with freshman Barry Murphy anchoring.

The Vols open up the season Thursday in Atlanta against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at 2 p.m.



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