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Vols Head to Kentucky for Traditional Meet
Mattias Kahlin

Mattias Kahlin

Oct. 30, 2008

The Tennessee men's swimming and diving team looks to continue its dominance over Kentucky in a meet against the Wildcats Friday at 5 p.m. in Lexington. The Vols see their first action since the release of College Swimming Coaches Association's initial national collegiate poll, which places UT in eighth.

"We travel to Lexington for a very traditional meet against a seasoned and capable Kentucky Wildcat team," head coach John Trembley said. "We anticipate some great races. Kentucky is a great competitor, particularly at home."

Trembley added that during this meet the Vols will swim in a few events not usually seen in a dual meet.

"We will swim a 400 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay and the 400 individual medley," Trembley said, "which will help us prepare for our invitational and the SEC and NCAA championships."

Tennessee heads into this competition undefeated (2-0) after winning its first and second meets Oct. 16 against University of the Cumberlands and Louisville. This meet is UT's first road test. Meanwhile, the Wildcats after coming off a loss at Indiana (189-108) and are looking for their first win of the season.

This meet is one of the Vols' annual competitions and has been a one-sided series. UT and Kentucky have met in a regular season dual meet every year since 1982. During this time, the Vols boast a perfect record against the Cats with a mark of 26-0. Kentucky only claims three victories over Tennessee since the first meet in 1937; their first win came in 1939, and both of the other two were during the 1952 season. Overall UT is 39-3 against the Wildcats.

 

 

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