Casey Dauw Wins 200-yard Individual Medley at Nike Cup

Nov. 18, 2004

Nike Cup Prelims Day 1
Nike Cup Finals Day 1

Chapel Hill, N.C. -- The No. 10 Tennessee men's swimming and diving team trails host North Carolina after the first day of competition at the Nike Cup Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday.

"We had some very good swims today," UT head coach John Trembley said. "Casey Dauw was spectacular with this qualifying time for NCAAs."

The Vols were led by junior Dauw, who won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:47.07. The time qualifies him for the NCAA championships in March. Dauw's time also broke the pool and meet record that was held by former Vol great Andrew Bree. Junior Bryan Goldberg finished 14th in the 200 I.M. in 1:54.75 with fellow junior Kiel Huston placing 16th in 1:55.11.

The 400-yard medley relay team of Michael Wolfe, Andrew Engle, Tyler Gustafson and Huston brought home the only other win for the Vols in 3:19.87.

Gustafson followed up his win in the relay with a second-place performance in the 50-yard freestyle in 20.74. Mark Vahle of Clemson won the 50 free in 20.36.

Junior Jason Thomas finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:32.16. Sophomore Brad Boswell followed up Thomas with at 17th-place showing in 4:34.87.



"Jason Thomas had an excellent 500 this morning," Trembley said. "He continues to get better and better."

Competition continues Friday with preliminaries at 10 a.m. and finals following at 6 p.m. The Vol divers get underway Friday at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta. Finals will begin approximately at 5:30 p.m.



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