November 19, 2008
Tech concludes first day at the Tennessee Invitational
H2Okie women lead and the men place third after day one
Day One

Men's Team Results

1. Tennessee, 80 points

2. Kentucky, 68 points

3. Virginia Tech, 64 points

Women's Team Results

1. Virginia Tech, 74 points

2. Tennessee, 72 points

3. Kentucky, 66 points

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.- The Virginia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams concluded their first day of competition at the Volunteer Invitational. The teams competed in two events this evening, the 200 medley relay and the 800 yard free relay.

The H2Okies hold a tight lead on the women’s side, scoring 74 points, followed by Tennessee with 72 and Kentucky registering 66. Meanwhile, the Volunteer men controlled day one with 80 points, to claim the top position after day one with Kentucky registering 68 points holding second, while Tech posted 64 points for the third slot.

For the men, senior Ian deToll, junior Jonathan Huss, sophomore Richard Ulatowski and freshman Charlie Higgins claimed third place in the 200 medley relay to kick off the invitational. The squad touched in with a time of 1:30.71 to claim 32 points for the H2Okies.

The 25th-ranked Tech women captured a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay, swimming the race in 1:42.00. The team of seniors Jordan McHorney, Sara Smith, Megan Newell and junior Jessica Earl claimed 40 points for the H2Okies.

In the women’s 800 free relay, Tech posted a second-place finish and scored 34 team points in the process. Smith and juniors Kelly deMarrais and Abby Barney, along with freshman Jace Howanitz finished the grueling race with a time of 7:23.47.

The H2Okies will be back in action tomorrow for the second day of the four-day invitational. Tomorrow’s events include the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM and the 50 free.

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