Nov. 20, 2004
Chapel Hill, N.C. -- The No. 10 Tennessee men's swimming team earned three more NCAA qualifying standards Saturday at the Nike Cup Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.
"We ended the meet with a spectacular run in the 400 free relay," UT head coach John Trembley said. "We swam pretty solid but its time to get back to work. I am overall pleased with the meet."
Junior Casey Dauw finished fifth in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:47.53. The time was good enough to earn Dauw his third NCAA qualifying standard time of the meet. The other two events were the 200 and 400 individual medleys. Sophomore Travis Wright finished ninth in 1:52.88.
Junior Tyler Gustafson also qualified for NCAAs for the second time in the meet with his performance in the 100-yard freestyle, winning in 44.64. Junior Bryan Goldberg finished third in 45.38 with senior Brad Duryea finishing 11th in 46.61.
The 400-yard free relay team of Dauw, Duryea, Goldberg and Gustafson brought home another NCAA qualifying standard with a win in 2:58.39.
Jason Thomas finished fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 16:02.53, with sophomore Brad Boswell following in eighth in 16:10.66.
Kiel Huston and Michael Wolfe rounded out the list of Vols with top-10 finishes in the 200-yard breast (2:05.39) and 200-yard back (1:51.52).
The Vol divers continued their steady pace in Atlanta at the Georgia Tech Invitational. Senior Phillip Jones finished third on the 3-meter board in 581.35 with sophomore Jevon Tarantino placing seventh with 513.20. Freshman Ryan Rincon finished 12th with 431.70. Chris Colwill of Georgia won his second title in as many days with a strong 615.65-point performance.
"I am somewhat pleased with the performances today although we definitely showed some signs of being rusty," UT diving coach Dave Parrington said. "(Phillip and Jevon) made some uncharacteristic mistakes."
Georgia Tech Invitational competition concludes Sunday with platform finals beginning at 11 a.m. Ryan Rincon is the only Vol tentatively scheduled to compete.