Nov. 1, 2003
The Tennessee men's swimming and diving team defeated the Indiana Hoosiers in the Vols' first home meet Saturday morning at the UT Student Aquatic Center, 141-93.
Bryce Clough, Andrew Bree, Jamie Graves, and Tyler Gustafson got the Vols started by winning the 400-yard medley relay in 3:21.76, then captured the next four events as well. Casey Dauw took the 1000 freestyle (9:27.80), Bryan Goldberg and Evan Nylander swam to a 1-2 finish in the 200 freestyle, Raymond Rosal touched the wall first in the 50 freestyle (21.05 seconds), and Andrew Bree and Dauw tied for first place in the 200 individual medley (1:53.38).
"We started off the day in a very strong fashion," head coach John Trembley said. "The guys raced very hard today."
Indiana's Ryan Fagan gave the Hoosiers their first victory as he finished first in the one-meter dive with a score 276.75. Murph Halasz won the 200 butterfly for Indiana (1:49.96). Tyler Gustafson regained momentum for the Vols as he finished first in the 100 freestyle (45.96 seconds). Chris Franklin and Dauw both turned in the Vols' top times of the season to win the next two events. Franklin finished first in the 200 backstroke (151.63), while Dauw swam a 4:32.07 to win the 500, his seventh individual win of the year.
"I look at my wins as just helping the team more than an individual achievement," Dauw said. "I'm just really enjoy being out there helping those guys."
Trembley was also impressed with Dauw's showing.
"I'm particularly pleased with Casey Dauw, and Chris Franklin had a nice swim in the 200 backstroke," Trembley said. "I got good signs from Bryan Goldberg, Tyler Gustafson, Michael Russo, and Evan Nylander. It was a great day all around."
After being upset in the one-meter diving competition, Tennessee's Jevon Tarantino returned to win the three-meter event with a score of 347.02. Ryan Fagan of Indiana was second at 285.97, and John Venditti turned in a third-place finish for the Vols with 249.74.
"The one-meter competition was rough today," head diving coach Dave Parrington said. "This was the first home meet for Jevon. He came out very excited -- probably too excited -- but he came back well after a letdown on the one-meter. John Venditti also came out well on the three-meter."
Next up for the Volunteers is the Nike Cup Invitational Nov. 20-22 in Chapel Hill, N.C.