With teammates Brooke Novak, Carly Matthews and Elizabeth McCalley sitting out the meet as part of their training regimen, Caubleís effort was instrumental in pacing the defending NCAA South Region champ Lady Vols, as they triumphed over 14 schools in the Alabama heat and humidity. The team pacesetter role for the local standout was the first during her time at Tennessee. The previous best squad finish had been third, which she accomplished at the season-opening Tennessee/adidas Invitational as well as the 2002 SEC and NCAA Championships meets.
''Megan ran exceptionally well despite the heat and humidity,'' UT Head Coach J.J. Clark said. ''She did a great job getting fit over the summer, and she seems to be getting stronger as the weeks go by.''