SMAC struggles at Rocky Top, bounces back in Asheville
The Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club (SMAC) struggled when they hit the water at the 2013 SE Pilot January Classic swim meet held Jan. 18-20 at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee.
The team, hit hard from some type of flu bug, managed to scratch their way to a few top five finishes, but overall, it was a tough meet for the athletes.
London Schumacher, who was nursing flu-like symptoms all weekend, paced the ailing team with a second-place finish in the 1650 freestyle; a third-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley; and a fourth-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley.
Kevin Wenzel (10) managed to finish fifth in the 50-yard freestyle; sixth in the 100-yard IM; and ninth in the 50-yard backstroke. Wenzel’s younger sister, ...