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Men’s Swimming Completes Second Day of ACC Championships

February 26, 1999

Clemson University Story

COLLEGE PARK, Md.-The Clemson men’s swimming and diving team is in fifth place with 236 points after two days of competition at the ACC Championships, held this weekend at the Campus Recreation Center Natorium on the University of Maryland campus. Virginia leads the meet with 468 points, and Florida State is second with 435.50 points.

In the 200 Medley Relay, the Clemson team of Tim Collis, Sean Wallace, Mike Pridemore and Alex Ioanovici placed sixth with a time of 1:32.27, and the 800 Free Relay team of Kenny Roberts, Chris Moro, Andy Meek and Adam Porter placed seventh with a time of 6:49.23.

Matt Wilson finished third with a time of 3:54.36 in the 200 IM, and Wesley Morrow placed 15th with a time of 4:04.51 in the same event. Sean Wallace and Alejandro Dubreuil placed seventh and eighth in the 100 breast with times of 57.26 and 58.56, respectively. Brett Walker was 15th with a time of 59.09.

Collis finished eighth in the 100 back with a time of 50.34, followed by Porter in ninth place with a time of 50.53. Rob Etheridge was 16th in the event at 52.21. In the 100 fly, Ioanovici was 16th at 50.99, and Roberts placed 16th in the 200 free with a time of 1:41.27.

ACC Championships Story

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Virginia Cavaliers continue to hold the lead of the 1999 ACC Mens Swimming and Diving Championships after two days of action at the Campus Recreation Center Natatorium. Virginia (468) leads Florida State (435.50) by 32.50 points heading into the final day of competition. North Carolina stands in third with a score of 418. NC State (348.50) is fourth, Clemson (236) fifth, host Maryland (204) is sixth, Georgia Tech (138) is seventh and Duke (91) is eighth.

Florida State captured the 200-yard medley relay, marking the third consecutive year that the Seminoles have won the event. They set the ACC championships meet record with a time of 1:28.37, but fell just short of the ACC record of 1:28.10, set by the Seminoles in 1997. By winning the 200-yard medley relay, Florida State leaped over Virginia into first place following the event.

Doak Finch of Virginia won the 400-yard IM for the third consecutive year with a time of 3:51.22. It was also his second win of the meet. Last night, he won the 200-yard IM for the second straight year. With the win tonight, Finch captured his sixth career ACC title.

Virginias Shamek Pietucha upset the three-time defending champion, Tucker Shade of North Carolina, in the 100-yard butterfly. Pietucha (47.59) narrowly touched out Shade (47.74) for the title. Pietucha went on to become the only double winner of the night as he captured 100-yard backstroke with a time of 48.67.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Florida States Stephen Parry was victorious with a time of 1:36.81. It was Parrys second ACC title in the event in the last three years. He also won the 200-yard freestyle in 1997. It was his third overall ACC career title.

Florida States Brendon Dedekind brought home the crown in the 100-yard breaststroke for the third consecutive year with a time of 53.36. It was his second title at the 1999 championships as he also captured the 50-yard freestyle on Thursday. Dedekind won his ninth career ACC title, just two off the all-time ACC record for titles of 11 set by John Davis of North Carolina from 1988-91.

Dedekind and Virginias Ed Moses (53.55) were both automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Championships.

Florida State closed out the evening by winning the 800-yard freestyle relay, edging Virginia by just 29 hundredths of a second. The Noles finished in a time of 6:33.71 to top the Cavaliers 6:34.00.

TEAM SCORES:

Event 7: 400-Yard IM

Championship Finalists — 1. Florida State (Stephen Parry, Brett Peterson, Keam Ang, B. Dedekind) 1:28.37 ! NC-B; 2. NC State (B. Holloway, Jarod Proto, W. Magnusson, Greg Solt) 1:28.68 NC-B; 3. North Carolina (Ted Brisson, Brad Kline, Tucker Shade, Kevin Erndl) 1:28.70 NC-B; 4. Virginia (S. Pietucha, Ed Moses, Doak Finch, Matt Lee) 1:29.63 NC-B; 5. Maryland (Drew Childs, Jason Ward, Aaron Peterson, Matt Childs) 1:30.19; 6. Clemson (Tim Collis, Sean Wallace, Mike Pridemore, Alex Ioanovici) 1:32.27; 7. Georgia Tech (David Laitala, Theral Mackey, James Nozar, Jay Cerceo) 1:32.82; 8. Duke (Chris Fleizach, Mark Rotblat, Jack Newhouse, Brendan McGill) 1:35.30.

TEAM SCORES: 1. FLORIDA STATE 239; 2. VIRGINIA 232; 3 Tie. NC STATE 214.50; 3 Tie. NORTH CAROLINA 214.50; 5. CLEMSON 148; 6. MARYLAND 116; 7. GEORGIA TECH 98; 8. DUKE 66

Event 8: 200-Yard IM

Championship Finalists– 1. Doak Finch (UVA) 3:51.22 NC-B; 2. Justin Rossi (UNC) 3:53.51 NC-B; 3. Matt Wilson (CLEM) 3:54.36 NC-B; 4.Casey Hughes (UVA) 356.70; 5. Chris Helin (UNC) 357. 02; 6. Tim Haley (NC St) 359.41; 7. David Slawinski (UNC) 4:01.46; 8. David Pelligrimas (UVA) 4:02.50

Consolation Finalists– 9. Richard Culberson (NC St) 3:59.03; 10. Mark Seidman (UNC) 3:59.42; 11. Scot Budde (UMD) 3:59.42; 12. Seth Laughlin (UNC) 4:02.28; 13. John Simpson (NC St) 4:02.30; 14. Brad Bowser (NC St) 4:04.22; 15. Wesley Morrow (CLEM) 4:04.51; 16. Suha Akman (NC St) 404:.92

TEAM SCORES: 1. VIRGINIA 278; 2. NORTH CAROLINA 269.50; 3. NC STATE 244.50; 4. FLORIDA STATE 239; 5. CLEMSON 166; 6. MARYLAND 122; 7. GEORGIA TECH 98; 8. DUKE 66

Event 9: 100-Yard Butterfly

Championship Finalists– 1. Shamek Pietucha (UVA) 47.59 NC-B; 2. Tucker Shade (UNC) 47.74 NC-B; 3. Keam Ang (FSU) 48.40 NC_B; 4. Chris Jennings (UNC) 48.67 NC-B; 5. Jared Felker (UVA) 49.32; 6. Aaron Peterson (UMD) 49.44; 7. Walter Magnusson (NC St) 49.74; 8. Matt Lee (UVA) 49.89

Consolation Finalists– 9. Drew Childs (UMD) 49.60; 10. Madison Snyder (NC St) 49.64; 11. Sebastien Moity (UNC) 50.20; 12. Greg Jackson (FSU) 50.24; 13. Kerwin Deese (FSU) 50.48; 14. Julian Daily (FSU) 50.68; 14. David Weeks (UNC) 50.68; 16. Alex Ioanovici (CLEM) 50.99

TEAM SCORES: 1. VIRGINIA 323; 2. NORTH CAROLINA 310; 3. FLORIDA STATE 266.50; 4. NC STATE 263.50; 5. CLEMSON 167; 6. MARYLAND 144; 7. GEORGIA TECH 98; 8. DUKE 66

Event 10: 200-Yard Freestyle

Championship Finalists– 1. Stephen Parry (FSU) 1:36.81 NC-B; 2. Matt McVittie (FSU) 1:38.33 NC-B; 3. Austin Ramirez (UVA) 1:38 43 NC-B; 4. Nelson Mora (FSU) 1:39.22 NC-B; 5. Matthew Brado (NC St) 1:40.11; 6. Tom Schmelzer (UNC) 1:40.40; 7. Jimmy Blitzer (UVA) 1:41.69; 8. Julio Santos (FSU) 1:42.11

Consolation Finalists– 9. Brad Kline (UNC) 1:40.39; 10. Michael Renshaw (UVA) 1:40.42; 11. Ryan McGeary (UVA) 1:40.85; 12. Art Staddon (UVA) 1:40. 42; 13. Greg Courtois (UMD) 1:41.04; 14. Kert Johnson (UNC) 1:41.08; 15. Kevin Chipman (NC St) 1:41.23; 16. Kenny Roberts (CLEM) 1:41.27

TEAM SCORES: 1. VIRGINIA 369; 2. NORTH CAROLINA 335; 3. FLORIDA STATE 329.50; 4. NC STATE 279.50; 5. CLEMSON 168; 6. MARYLAND 148; 7. GEORGIA TECH 98; 8. DUKE 66

Event 11: 100-Yard Breaststroke

Championship Finals– 1. Brendon Dedekind (FSU) 53.36 NC-A; 2. Ed Moses (UVA) 53.55 NC-A; 3. Brett Peterson (FSU) 54.77 NC-B; 4. Jason Ward (UMD) 55.38 NC-B; 5. Jarod Proto (NC St) 56.02 NC-B; 6. Theral Mackey (GTECH) 56.20 NC-B; 7. Sean Wallace (CLEM) 57.26; 8. Alejandro Dubreuil (CLEM) 58.56

Consolation Finals– 9. Suha Akman (NC St) 58.02; 10. Justin Capuco (UVA) 58.22; 11. James Henley (FSU) 58.31; 12. Ethan Hall (UNC) 58.36; 13. Mark Cullinan (UMD) 58.39; 14. Mark Rotblat (DUKE) 58.60; 15. Brett Walker (CLEM) 59.09; 16. Ed Brinkman (GTECH) 59.75

TEAM SCORES: 1. VIRGINIA 393; 2. FLORIDA STATE 371.50; 3. NORTH CAROLINA 340; 4. NC STATE 302.50; 5. CLEMSON 193; 6. MARYLAND 167; 7. GEORGIA TECH 112; 8. DUKE 69

Event 12: 100-Yard Backstroke

Championship Finals– 1. Shamek Pietucha (UVA) 48.67 NC-B; 2. Ted Brisson (UNC) 48.84 NC-B; 3. Braden Holloway (NC St) 49.11 NC-B; 4. Greg Main-Baillie (FSU) 49.25 NC-B; 5. Chris Jennings (UNC) 49.45; 6. Chris Mousetis (UVA) 50.04; 7. John Spaziano (UNC) 50.15; 8. Tim Collis (CLEM) 50.34

Consolation Finals– 9. Drew Childs (UMD) 49.72; 10. Adam Porter (CLEM) 50.53; 11. Hunt Chipley (UVA) 50.82; 12. Kevin Flanagan (FSU) 50.84; 13. Kerwin Deese (FSU) 50.93; 14. Matt Baldwin (UNC) 51.20; 15. Matt Lee (UVA) 51.55; 16. Rob Etheridge (CLEM) 52.21

TEAM SCORES: 1. VIRGINIA 434; 2. FLORIDA STATE 395.50; 3. NORTH CAROLINA 386; 4. NC STATE 318.50; 5. CLEMSON 212; 6. MARYLAND 176; 7. GEORGIA TECH 112; 8. DUKE 69

Event 13: 800-Yard Freestyle Relay

TEAM SCORES: 1. Florida State (Matt McVittie, Nelson Mora, Julio Santos, Stephen Parry) 6:33.71 NC-B; 2. Virginia (Shamek Pietucha, M. Renshaw, Austin Ramirez, Doak Finch) 6:34.00 NC-B; 3. North Carolina (Tom Schmelzer, Justin Rossi, Kert Johnson, Brad Kline) 6:42.68; 4. NC State (Kevin Chipman, Matt Brado, R. Culberson, Tim Haley) 6:45.33; 5. Maryland (P.J. Stojadinovic, Greg Courtois, Ryan Brannan, Greg Kuehnle) 6:46.85; 6. Georgia Tech (David Laitala, Leo Salinas, Ryan Shanteau, David Silver) 6:49.13; 7. Clemson (Kenny Roberts, Chris Moro, Andy Meek, Adam Porter) 6:49.23; 8. Duke (Chris Wise, Matt Lynch, Brendan McGill, Alex Thomas) 7:02.22.

TEAM SCORES: 1. VIRGINIA 468, 2. FLORIDA STATE 435.50; 3. NORTH CAROLINA 418; 4. NC STATE 348.50; 5. CLEMSON 236; 6. MARYLAND 204; 7. GEORGIA TECH 138; 8. DUKE 91.

# – ACC Record ! – ACC Meet Record NC-B – NCAA Provisional Qualifier NC-A – NCAA Automatic Qualifier

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