NCAA Div. I Men: Vols Defeat Florida, Remain Undefeated

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 3. THE SECOND-ranked Tennessee men's swimming and diving team remained undefeated with hard-fought win against 10th-ranked Florida on Saturday afternoon at the O'Connell Center in Gainesville. The Volunteers moved to 10-0 on the season with a 5-0 mark in the Southeastern Conference with the 128.5-107.5 victory over the Gators.

"We were a little concerned coming into this meet," commented Vol head coach John Trembley. "It has been a tough time in Knoxville lately with illness and injury. It was an ugly, but big win."

The Vols won seven of the 13 events on the afternoon as the UT sprinters led the charge. The trio of Renalto Gueraldi (20.15), Chris Hussey (20.33) and Michael Gilliam (20.48) took the top three spots in the 50 freestyle. The Vols again flexed sprint muscles again in the 100 freestyle with Gilliam taking top honors with a time of 44.35 and Gueraldi and Hussey finishing third and fourth, respectivley.

"There were two great performances," said Trembley.
"Gueraldi's win in the 50 free was huge. Gilliam continued to be a dominant 100 freestyler at this meet."

With the outcome still in doubt entering the 400 freestyle relay, the Vol sprinters came through again. Jeremy McDonnell and Brent Owen joined Gueraldi and Hussey on the winning squad the beat second-place Florida by more than three seconds.

The Vols opened the meet by taking the top two spots in the 400 medley relay. The winning squad consisted of Gilliam, Chris Stewart, Jamie Graves and Owen. Other winners for the Vols included Greg Simpson (200 free), Shannon Roy (three-meter diving) and Andrew Bree (200 breaststroke).

Ricardo Monasterio was a double winner for the Gators, taking both the 500 (4:26.82) and 1000 free (9:15.63). Bryan Kim won the 200 IM (1:49.55), was second in the 200 fly and third in the 500 free; Greg Reeves led a 1-2-3 Florida sweep of the 200 fly with his 1:48.52.

Tennessee will close out the dual-meet portion of its schedule next week with a dual-meet at Kentucky. The Volunteers defeated the Wildcats earlier in the season at the SEC East Dual-Meet Extravaganza.

400 Medley Relay
1. Tennessee 3:17.19
Gilliam, Stewart, Graves, Owen)
2. Tennessee 3:18.08
Parrish, McDonnell, Hoggatt, Burton)
3. Florida 3:20.27
Jansen, Norris, Reeves, Kostowicz)

1000 Free
1. Ricardo Monasterio UF 9:15.63
2. Steve Cromer UT 9:22.88
3. Matt Yacco UF 9:35.94
4. Jason Baxter UT 10:32.62

200 Free
1. Greg Simpson UT 1:39.26
2. Brett Tannhauser UT 1:39.87
3. Duncan Sherrard UF 1:40.60
4. Rocardo Molari UF 1:42.90
5. Eric Donnelly UF 1:43.30
5. Michael Gross UT 1:43.30

50 Free
1. Renato Gueraldi UT 20.15
2. Chris Hussey UT 20.33
3. Michael Gilliam UT 20.48
4. Carlos Jayme UF 20.49
5. Jim Kostowicz UF 20.87

200 IM
1. Bryan Kim UF 1:49.55
2. Andrew Bree UT 1:49.81
3. Jeremy McDonnell UT 1:50.21
4. Greg Reeves UF 1:52.21
5. Ben Brink UT 1:53.32

One Meter Diving
1. Hank Richardson UF 324.90
2. Shannon Roy UT 312.15
3. Jake Dorsey UF 254.03

200 Fly
1. Greg Reeves UF 1:48.52
2. Bryan Kim UF 1:49.20
3. Duncan Sherrard UF 1:49.51
4. Jason Baxter UT 1:51.90
5. Jamie Graves UT 1:52.08

100 Free
1. Michael Gilliam UT 44.35
2. Carlos Jayme UF 44.98
3. Renalto Gueraldi UT 45.11
4. Chris Hussey UT 45.78
5. Nathan Summers UF 46.04

500 Free
1. Ricardo Monasterio UF 4:26.82
2. Brett Tannhauser UT 4:29.91
3. Bryan Kim UF 4:34.81
4. Steve Cromer UT 4:37.57
5. Eric Donnelly UF 4:43.63

Three-Meter
1. Shannon Roy UT 365.18
2. Hank Richardson UF 352.80
3. Jake Dorsey UT 257.55

200 Breast
1. Andrew Bree UT 2:00.66
2. Phillip Norris UF 2:01.50
3. Ian Chadsey UF 2:04.47
4. Ansel Tjin-A-Tam UF 2:04.51
5. Chris Stewart UT 2:06.26

400 Free Relay
1. Tennessee 3:00.01
McDonnell, Owen, Gueraldi, Hussey)
2. Florida 3:03.32
(Odendaal, Foster, Hernando, Jayme)
3. Tennessee 3:03.63
Tannhauser, Burton, Hoggatt, Simpson)

Final Score:
Tennessee 128.5
Florida 107.5

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