The men’s and women’s swimming and diving team swept Virginia Tech and Missouri in a double dual meet Saturday at Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
The UT women ranked 15th nationally won 9 of 16 events to cruise to a 192-108 victory over Virginia Tech and 192.5-106.5 against No. 21 Missouri. The Tennessee’s men showed their strenght with a pair of top-15 wins. UT beat No. 7 Missouri 164-136 and No. 15 Virginia Tech 169-131.
Senior Lindsay Gendron collected two individual victories in the 200-yard freestyle and the 200 individual medley to lead the way for Tennessee. On the men’s side, sophomore Sean Lehane and freshman Luke Percy scored multi-win days. Lehane swept the 100 and 200 backstroke for the third time this season.
The Tennessee men collected nine wins in the 16 events. The Vols swept both relays and then picked up individual wins from five athletes. Lehane provided two Tennessee wins in the backstroke. He won the 100 race for the fourth time this season in 48.45. Later in the meet, he won the 200 backstroke in 1:44.84.
Jimmy Dagley also scored a strong day in the 200 backstroke. He swam a career-best time of 1:47.81 en route to taking fourth. Percy also picked up a pair of wins. He won the 50 freestyle in 20.36 and the 100 freestyle in 44.56.
The Vols picked up their first win of the day in the first event of the afternoon. The team of Sam Rairden, Renato Prono, Oystein Hetland and Percy won the 200 medley relay in 1:28.67. Tennessee closed the day with a relay victory as well. Percy, Tillman, Lehane and Rairden won the 400 freestyle relay in 2:59.15, assuring the close win over Missouri.
Tennessee kicked off the meet by winning a relay that came down to the wire. The team of Christina Leander, Molly Hannis, Harper Bruens and Kate McNeilis finished the 200 medley relay in 1:41.15, just 17 hundredths of a second ahead of Missouri’s A team.
Gendron kept up her winning ways in the 200 freestyle, placing first in a time of 1:47.96. She also took the title in the 200 IM in 2:02.96 as well as a runner up finish in the 100 butterfly. Faith Johnson earned a victory in the 100 freestyle in 50.25. She also placed second in the 200 freestyle in 1:51.35.
Tennessee took four of the top five positions in the 200 butterfly. Freshman Heather Lundstrom won for the fourth time this season, winning in 2:00.03. Michelle Cefal, Madeline Tegner and Patricia Forrester placed third through fifth.
UT also took four of five spots in the 200 backstroke. Madison Hahn led the way with the win in 1:59.89 and Anna DeMonte was just behind in 1:59.91. Lauren Driscoll was fourth (2:01.33) and Christina Leander was fifth (2:04.88).