Feb. 27, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Clemson men’s swimming and diving team concluded competition at the ACC Championships in seventh place with 254 points. The final day consisted of the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay.
In the first event, the 1650 free, sophomore Will Clark scored for the Tigers with a 14th place finish in a time of 15:37.46. Sophomore Alex Carr finished 18th in the event with a time of 15:45.99.
Then in the 200 back, senior Thomas Recko finished sixth to score for the Tigers with a NCAA B time of 1:44.88 in the prelims. Freshman Andrew Abeysinghe finished 19th in the bonus consolation final in a time of 1:48.38.
Sophomore Seth Broster scored for the Tigers with an eighth place finish in the 100 free and freshman Eric Bruck finished ninth with a NCAA B time of 44.31 to score for the Tigers. Bruck’s time puts him fifth all-time at Clemson. Sophomore Chris Reinke finished 21st with a personal best time of 45.43 in the prelims and fellow sophomore Lee Groseclose finished 21st in a personal best time of 45.91 in the prelims.
In the 200 breast, junior Kyle Shoemaker finished 20th in the bonus consolation final with a time of 2:03.87 and sophomore Chase Henderson finished 23rd with a personal best time of 2:06.24 in the preliminaries.
Then junior David Gordon finished 12th in the 200 fly in a time of 1:48.60 to score for the Tigers. Senior Matt Angelini finished 22nd in 1:50.83 and junior Josef Knecht finished 23rd with a 1:50.84.
The final event of the meet was the 400 free relay, where Clemson’s group of Eric Bruck, Seth Broster, Chris Dart and Myles Oliver finished seventh in a NCAA B time of 2:59.94.
In diving, Senior David Giambra set a new school record on the platform event finishing 12th with a score of 266.90 to score for the Tigers.
The Tigers will now await word on whether their NCAA B times will qualify them for the NCAA Championships in March. Also Leslie Hasselbach and the divers will head to the NCAA Zone Championships. The divers who scored zone qualifying times throughout the season will compete.
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