INDIANAPOLIS (UT Release) -- Entering the national meet, the Lady Vols had never won a national title in a relay in program history. By Friday evening, it nearly felt routine.
The Lady Vols picked up their third national relay title at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1 minute, 34.95 seconds to open the evening session.
The team of Lauren Solernou, Molly Hannis, Kelsey Floyd and Faith Johnson repeated their winning efforts from the SEC Championships last month, beating out second-place California by more than half a second.
The Lady Vols have won the first three relays of the national meet, turning heads en route to winning the 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays Thursday night.
The points briefly put the Lady Vols in first place in the team standings for the first time in the meet, ahead of SEC champion Georgia. The Bulldogs have since retaken the lead.