The UT rowing team got its first win of the 1998-99 campaign under
first-year Lady Vol head coach Lisa Glenn at the Chattanooga Head Race on
This year marks the fourth consecutive year that the University of
Tennessee has competed at the regatta, and Glenn's crew was looking forward
to getting on the water.
The Lady Vols entered nine boats in four different events on Saturday
morning. Four shells competed in the Open 8+, two in the Novice 4+, two in
the Open 4+ and one in the Novice 8+.
In the Open 8+, the Orange and White notched first, third, fourth and
fifth-place finishes out of a field of 10 boats. Next, the Lady Vols took
first and second in the Novice Four in a field of seven boats and the
Novice Eight took first out of seven boats.
Finally, Glenn's Open Four took first to complete the sweep of the
"Our athletes responded well and took responsibility for their individual
roles," Glenn said. "They executed well and performed well technically for
the beginning of the season. This was a critical first step."
Next up, the Lady Vols will travel to the Head of the Charles in Boston,
Mass., Oct. 17-18.
Cross country competes at Pre-NCAA meet
Tennessee finished 23rd out of 32 teams in Saturday's Pre-NCAA meet at
the University of Kansas. The 8K race, run at Rock Rim Farm in Lawrence,
Kan., included over 250 runners from some of the nation's top schools,
including Stanford, Arizona and Colorado.
Because the NCAA Championship will be run at the same course in November,
many schools took advantage of this meet to preview the terrain of the
Doug Ellington was the Vols' best finisher. He crossed the line in 44th
place with a time of 25:20.25. Jon Jamison finished the race in 26:14.16,
good enough for 84th place.
The Vols compete in the Tennessee Intercollegiates on Saturday in
Lady Vol soccer back on winning track
Allison Campbell and Kendyl Michner each scored two goals as Tennessee
defeated East Tennessee State 8-0 on Friday at the Liberty Bell Soccer
Complex in Johnson City.
The Lady Vols, who improved to 8-5 overall, opened the scoring when Shayna
Teutsch put home a rebound in the 16th minute. On the play, Jen Laughridge
recorded the first of her three assists on the afternoon.
Campbell added the next score less than four minutes later on a breakaway
while Melissa Covington's goal in the 33rd minute helped UT to a 3-0
Campbell scored again in the 71st minute while Michner tallied back-to-back
goals in the second half, giving the Lady Vols a 5-0 advantage with 26
minutes still to play. Brooke Sweeney and Sharon Kelly also scored for
Tennessee registered a whopping 42 shots on goal against ETSU, which fell
to 5-7 overall and was limited to five shots on goal.
Lady Vols volleyball wins again
Tennessee, led by 12 kills from both Ariana Wilson and Chris Jestila,
defeated Jacksonville (Fla.) University on Friday, 15-12, 12-15, 15-1,
The win improved the Lady Vols to 11-3 overall.
The Lady Vols played Florida on Sunday in Gainesville. Results were not
available at press time.
Swimming and diving highly rated
The College Swimming Coaches Association released its Top 25 poll on
Friday and ranked the Tennessee Volunteers fifth in the nation.
The Vols are coming off three consecutive top five NCAA finishes, including
a fourth-place finish last spring that ranked as the best of the John
Trembley era and the program's best finish since 1979.
Stanford was ranked first with 275 points, followed by Auburn (258), Texas
(257) and Southern California (226). Other SEC teams ranked among the top
25 included No. 6 Georgia (216), No. 17 Florida (99) and No. 19 LSU
Tennessee begins the season by traveling to Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 23 for
a dual meet versus Kentucky.