Oct. 31, 2004
The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams suffered Atlantic Coast Conference losses to Virginia on Sunday at the UVa Fitness and Aquatic Center. The final score of the men’s competition was 132-100, while the women’s contest ended at 136-99.
Virginia’s men’s team was ranked 12th in the nation, while the women entered the meet ranked 20th in the latest polls.
Clemson swept the diving competitions as senior Eric Shulick and junior Shastain Leathers each earned victories in the one-meter and three-meter diving events. Shulick won the one-meter diving competition with a score of 301.13. He then completed his sweep of diving events with a mark of 273.30 in the three-meter event. Leathers first won the one-meter diving competition by scoring 270.45, and later was victorious in the three-meter event with a score of 229.28.
The Tigers were only able to register one other victory at the meet as Clemson won the 400 freestyle relay, the last event of the meet. Brian Regone, Charlie Dillon, Mark Vahle, and Stephen Russell won with a time of 3:07.89.
With the loss, Clemson falls to 2-3 overall, 1-2 in the ACC for both the men’s and women’s teams. Virginia’s men’s team improves to 2-0 while its women’s team is now 3-0. Clemson returns to action on Friday when it travels to Columbia to face in-state rival South Carolina.
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