Aug. 6, 2005
The Volunteer nation was well represented Friday at the 2005 ConocoPhillips National Championships in Irvine, Calif., with the 800-meter freestyle relay placing second behind a squad consisting of three olympians.
Senior Bryan Goldberg swam the anchor leg and propelled Tennessee Aquatics into second. Tyler Gustafson led off with Octavio Alesi and Brad Boswell following to put 7:33.16 on the board. Club Wolverine won the event with Olympians Michael Phelps, Peter Vanderkaay and Klete Keller swimming for them along with Chris DeJong. Their time of 7:12.35 set a U.S. Open record.
"Gustafson, Goldberg, Boswell and Alesi really stunned the field with their performance in the 800 free relay," UT head coach John Trembley said.
Octavio Alesi was awarded the 18-and-under medal for his top time in his age group in the 100 free.
Goldberg also finished 14th in the 200 free in 1:51.33.