Jan. 31, 2004
RALEIGH, NC – The 25th-ranked Clemson men’s swimming and diving team defeated N.C. State on Saturday by a score of 138-103 in Raleigh, NC. The Tiger women’s team fell to the Wolfpack by a score of 118-125 in their final regular season meet.
The Clemson men’s team, ranked 25th according to the latest CSCAA poll, improves to 13-2-1 overall and 4-1-1 in the ACC with the win. Mark Henly and Buddy Reed led the Tigers against the Wolfpack, winning two individual events apiece at the meet.
Henly won the 200 IM (1:53.67) and the 200 back (1:48.40) against N.C. State. Jordan Raynovich took third place in the 200 IM (1:55.91), while Charlie Dillon finished third in the 200 back (1:54.90) for the Tigers. Clemson swept the top three spots in the 200 fly, with Rob Kummer winning the event with a time of 1:52.69. Ben Kanoy placed second (1:54.45) and Tommy Rappold finished third (1:55.37) in the event. In the 200 breast, Ryan Cassella took third place for the Tigers, posting a time of 2:07.08.
Reed took first place in the 500 free (4:34.75) and the 1000 free (9:28.64) for the Tigers. Jonathan Mengering finished second in the 500 free with a time of 4:40.67. The Tigers’ Brent Hitchcock won the 200 free, posting a time of 1:42.76 in the event. Drew Scheerhorn and Derrick Mulder finished second and third in the 100 free with times of 46.14 and 47.38, respectively, while Mulder took second in the 50 free (21.57) for Clemson.
In the diving events, Eric Shulick won the one-meter with 323.03 points, while Marsh Lindley took third in the event (285.90 points). Shulick’s score of 323.03 points is a new Clemson record in the one-meter. The previous record was 315.05 points, set by Shulick last season. Shulick and Lindley finished second and third in the three-meter competition with 289.57 and 247.35 points, respectively.
The Tigers’ 400 free relay team of Reed, Dillon, Hitchcock and Scheerhorn won the event with a time of 3:06.21. Clemson’s team of Rappold, Cassella, Kummer and Scheerhorn took second place in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:25.08.
The Tiger women’s team (10-5, 1-4 ACC) was led by Kim Routh, who won the 500 free (4:59.60) and the 1000 free (10:10.77), and finished second in the 200 free (1:55.13). In the 500 free, Kim Cober and Nichole Carlton completed a Clemson sweep of the event, finishing second and third with times of 5:01.08 and 5:06.34, respectively. Carlton took second place in the 1000 free with a time of 10:12.86, while Aurelie Gresset finished second in the 200 free (1:55.29) for the Tigers. In the 100 free, Christine Anseeuw and Caroline Boden placed second and third with times of 52.88 and 53.51, respectively. Kallie Deters took second in the 50 free (24.51) and Amanda Vaughan placed third (25.19) in the event.
Ashley Shafer won the 200 breast for Clemson, posting a time of 2:20.57 in the event. In the 200 fly, Meaghan Murphy and Janell Brodrick finished second and third with times of 2:07.32 and 2:07.49, respectively. Lindsey Kroeger finished second in the 200 back for the Tigers, recording a time of 2:08.27. Jessica Watcke took third place in the three-meter diving competition for Clemson, posting 248.63 points in the event.
Clemson’s 400 medley relay team of Lindsey Kroeger, Caitlin Bissell, Courtney Humes and Anseeuw won the event with a time of 3:54.31. The Tigers’ team of Boden, Vaughan, Nicole Kroeger and Anseeuw took first place in the 400 free relay, posting a time of 3:32.75.
The Tiger women’s team will be back in action on Feb. 18-21 as they travel to Charlottesville, VA for the 2004 ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships. The Clemson men’s team will compete in the conference championships on Feb. 25-28 in Charlottesville.
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