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Clemson Women’s Swimming And Diving Defeats Georgia Tech And Emory

Jan. 19, 2002

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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Clemson women’s swimming and diving team defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Emory Eagles, while the men’s swimming and diving team defeated Emory, but lost to Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon at Emory’s Woodruff P.E. Center in Atlanta, GA. The Tigers downed Georgia Tech by a score of 176-63, and Emory by a score of 176-38. The Clemson men’s team was victorious over the Eagles by a score of 146-32, but fell to the Yellow Jackets,146-93. With the victories, the Clemson women improve to 5-4-1 overall, and 2-2 in the ACC. The men improve to 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

In women’s action, the Clemson 400 medley relay team of Mandy Commons, Kate Walker, Courtney Humes and Christine Woodruff won the event with a time of 3:54.94. The Tigers’ team of Lindsey Kroeger, Caroline Peterson, Caitlin Bissell and Elise Thieler finished second with a time of 3:55.73. Thieler also earned a first-place finish in the 50 free with a time of 24.37.

The Tigers’ Kim Cober and Liz Dwors earned first and second place in the 1000 free, recording times of 10:20.99 and 10:28.30, respectively. Jenna Burtch claimed a first-place finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:53.24, while teammate Nina Douglas finished second in the event with a time of 1:56.83.

In the 200 IM, Clemson took first, second and fourth-place behind the efforts of Aoralie Gresset (2:09.91), Ginny Kirouac (2:10.05) and Alison Gjervold (2:13.45), respectively.

Meaghan Murphy, Gjervold and Cober finished second, third and fourth in the 200 fly. Murphy finished with a time of 2:05.82, followed by Gjervold (2:10.83) and Cober (2:14.79). The Tigers’ Burtch, Woodruff and Patty Hider finished first, third and fourth in the 100 free with times of 52.42, 53.82 and 54.36, respectively.

Walker won the 200 back with a time of 2:05.93, while fellow Tigers Kroeger and Mary Brewer claimed third and fourth-place with times of 2:09.35 and 2:09.59. In the 500 free, Clemson’s Gresset earned first-place with a time of 5:02.16, while teammate Emily Hustead finished second in 5:11.38.

The Tigers took first and third-place in the 200 breast, with times of 2:20.84 by Commons and 2:26.63 by Katie Brown. The 400 free relay team of Peterson, Kroeger, Douglas and Thieler won the event with a time of 3:34.79. Clemson’s second 400 free relay team of Woodruff, Burtch, Humes and Hider finished in second place with a time of 3:36.59.

In men’s action, Clemson’s Drew Scheerhorn won the 100 free with a time of 46.08. Tiger Mark Henly took first-place in the 200 back with a time of 1:49.46.

The Clemson 400 medley relay team of German Martinez, Gregor Govse, Thomas Rappold and Scheerhorn won the event with a time of 3:23.14, while Clemson’s other 400 medley team of Henly, Ryan Cassella, Rob Kummer and Josh Williams finished second in 3:23.31.

The Tiger’s 400 free relay team of Brent Hitchcock, Williams, Kenny Roberts and Matt Wilson finished in second-place with a time of 3:08.52. Clemson’s team of Derrick Mulder, Kummer, James Stoffer and Rappold placed fourth in the event in 3:16.10.

In the 200 free, Clemson’s Chris Rovira took second-place with a time of 1:41.73. In the 200 IM, Wilson and Henly finished second and third with times of 1:52.81 and 1:53.83, respectively.

The Tigers will travel to Raleigh to take on N.C. State on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 P.M.

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