Orange Squad Closes the Gap on White Teams Series Lead

Oct. 17, 2003

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KNOXVILLE,Tenn.-- In front of an Orange and White record crowd, The University of Tennessee men's swimming and diving team kicked off its season Friday with the 26th annual Orange and White meet. The Orange team took the victory 72-41, narrowing the head-to-head margin 14-12 in favor of the White team.

"I am pleased with the effort of our guys today," head coach John Trembley said. "We had a great off-season work ethic and today it showed, they worked hard. Their spirit was good and they swam 100 percent throughout the meet."

Sophomore Casey Dauw lead the Orange team with three wins and was named swimmer of the meet. Dauw pulled the hat trick by winning the 200 freestyle, 200 butterfly and the 500 freestyle.

"I was really happy with my swims," Dauw said. "I thought my 500 time would be faster, but it was faster than last year so that is all you can ask for. We have been training really hard and we will continue to do that."

On the diving boards, junior Phillip Jones came out early and won the one-meter, while freshman Jevon Tarantino took the three-meter title away from the defending NCAA champion.

"I was pleased with the performance from all of the guys," head diving coach Dave Parrington said. "It was good to see their competitive juices going."

The Vols hit the water again Friday, Oct. 24, against SEC rival Kentucky.





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