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Clemson Third After First Day Of ACC Women’s Swimming

Clemson Third After First Day Of ACC Women’s Swimming

Feb. 18, 2000

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Betsy Potter was one of four top four finishes for Clemson at the first day of the ACC women’s swimming and diving championships at Chapel Hill, NC. The Tigers are in third place after the first day of competition. Host North Carolina leads the way with 246 points, while Virginia is close behind at 231.5. Clemson is third at 139.5 followed by NC State with 139. Maryland is fifth with 100, while Florida State is sixth with 92 and Duke is seventh with 52.

Potter finished third in the one meter diving competition with 372.2 points. Shelly Cavaliere of NC State won the event with 383.1. Liz Dwors finished fourth for Clemson in the 500 free with a time of 4:51.83. That was an NCAA provisional qualifying time. Jenna Burtch was seventh in the 50 free with a time of 23.46. Burtch also competed in the finals on two Clemson relays teams that had fourth place event finishes.

Clemson also had a pair of fourth place finishes in relay events. The Lady Tigers group of Burtch, Elise thieler, Caroline Peterson and Leslie Anderson finished fourth in the 200 free relay in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:33.45. The 400 medley relay team was also fourth with a time of 3:47.59. That Clemson team was made up of Krystal Ball, Mandy Commons, Katie Mizell and Burtch.

TEAM SCORES THROUGH 6 OF 20 EVENTS: 1. NORTH CAROLINA, 246, 2. VIRGINIA, 231.5, 3. CLEMSON, 139.5, 4. N.C. STATE, 139, 5. MARYLAND, 100, 6. FLORIDA STATE, 92, 7. DUKE, 52.

Event #1: 200-Yard Freestyle Relay

Timed Finals: 1. North Carolina (Summer Mack, Katie Hathaway, Stefanie Rulis, Christy Watkins), 1:31.84 @, 2. Virginia (Rebecca Cronk, Julie Gehm, Megan Iffland, Lindsey Crane), 1:32.22 @, 3. Maryland (Katy Novotny, Sarah Solomon, Kelly Bowman, Jeanine Lloyd), 1:33.33 @, 4. Clemson (Jenna Burtch, Caroline Peterson, Leslie Anderson), 1:33.45 @, 5. N.C. State (Andrea Hastings, Dawn DeLuca, Brandi Stergion, Karen Cone), 1:35.76, 6. Duke (Susan Keller, Betsy Stewart, Jamie Fleming, Jennifer Lee), 1:37.77. Florida State (Anne Blachford, Tanya Gurr, Christy Cech, Christine Williams), DQ.

Event #2: 500-Yard Freestyle

Championship Final: 1. Cara Lane (UVA), 4:43.21 #+, 2. Emily Carrig (UVA), 4:48.76 @, 3. Laura Sullivan (UVA), 4:49.23 @, 4. Liz Dwors (CLEM), 4:51.83 @, 5. Leigh Sanders (UNC), 4:52.02 @, 6. Melissa Fiss (UNC), 4:52.05 @, 7. Lauren Silva (UNC), 4:52.65 @, 8. Kelly Bowman (UMD), 4:54.18 @.

Consolation Final: 9. Jennifer Strasburger (UNC), 4:52.22, 10. Molly Sullivan (UNC), 4:53.61, 11. Katie Sheridan (NCSU), 4:55.87, 12. Jenna Hough (UMD), 4:56.30, 13. Emily Hustead (CLEM), 4:57.29, 14. Catherine Blaney (CLEM), 4:58.04, 15. Katie Scoggins (UNC), 4:58.17, 16. Mandy Horn (NCSU), 5:00.87.

Event #3: 200-Yard Individual Medley

Championship Final: 1. Mirjana Bosevaska (UVA), 2:00.59 #@, 2. Katie Hathaway (UNC), 2:00.63 @, 3. Janna Turner (UNC), 2:03.46 @, 4. Val Oswald (UVA), 2:03.56 @, 5. Kelly McLaughlin (UNC), 2:03.77 @, 6. Ginny Kirouac (CLEM), 2:04.23, 7. Anne Blachford (FSU), 2:04.34, 8. Ilana Kavadlo (UNC), 2:05.66.

Consolation Final: 9. Heather Stiles (UNC), 2:04.60, 10. Mary Mittendorf (NCSU), 2:04.69, 11. Lauren Rafferty (CLEM), 2:04.90, 12. Jill Thomas (UMD), 2:05.16, 13. Jill Martin (UMD), 2:06.97, 14. Carina Tennessen (UMD), 2:07.00, 15. Anna Maria Gazda (NCSU), 2:07.68, 16. Summer Bell (FSU), 2:08.85.

Event #4: 50-Yard Freestyle

Championship Final: 1. Christy Watkins (UNC), 22.66 +, 2. Rebecca Cronk (UVA), 22.99 @, 3. Sarah Solomon (UMD), 23.26 @, 4. Christy Cech (FSU), 23.27 @, 5. Katy Novotny (UMD), 23.34 @, 6. Tanya Gurr (FSU), 23.24 @, 7. Jenna Burtch (CLEM), 23.46, 8. Megan Iffland (UVA), 23.63.

Consolation Final: 9. Stefanie Rulis (UNC), 23.47, 10. Lindsey Crane (UVA), 23.53, 11T. Megan Roesch (UVA), 23.79, 11T. Caroline Peterson (CLEM), 24.05, 16. Elise Thieler (CLEM), 24.11.

Event #5: One-Meter Diving

Finals: 1. Shelley Cavaliere (NCSU), 383.10, 2. Alison Sharp (UVA), 374.65, 3. Betsy Potter (CLEM), 372.20, 4. Kelley Melton (NCSU), 370.05, 5. Erin Bailey (NCSU), 365.45, 6. Marya Sabesky (FSU), 365.30, 7. Ashley Benner (UNC), 362.65, 8. Courtney Colbert (UVA), 358.50.

Event #6: 400-Yard Medley Relay

Timed Finals: 1. North Carolina (Christy Watkins, Katie Hathaway, Summer Mack, Stefanie Rulis), 3:40.81 @, 2. Virginia (Megan Iffland, Kate Slonnaker, Kori Forster, Rebecca Cronk), 3:41.47 @, 3. Florida State (Amber Goodwin, Keryn Krynauw, Anne Blachford, Tanya Gurr), 3:47.58, 4. Clemson (Jenna Burtch), 3:47.59, 5. N.C. State (Katie Sheridan, Bridgett Bowers, Mary Mittendorf, Anna Maria Gazda), 3:52.58, 6. Duke (Betsy Stewart, Laura Downey, Paige Dommerich, Jennifer Lee), 3:58.74. Maryland (Katy Novotny, Jill Martin, Bridget Mallon, Sarah Solomon), DQ.

*ACC Record #ACC Meet Record @NCAA Consideration Qualifying Standard +NCAA Automatic Qualifying Standard

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