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Men’s Swimming Finishes First Day at ACC Championships

Feb. 24, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Clemson men’s swimming team completed the first day at the ACC Championships at Koury Natatorium tied for fifth place with 52 points.

The first event of the evening was the 200 medley relay. Clemson’s group of Jason Chatlosh, Kyle Shoemaker, Seth Broster and Eric Bruck finished seventh with a NCAA B time of 1:29.10. This is their fastest time of the season as they dropped over two seconds off their previous best.

Chatlosh led off the relay with a 23.14 split and Shoemaker followed with a 25.06 split in the breaststroke. Broster then swam a 21.44 on the butterfly leg and Eric Bruck anchored with a 19.46 freestyle split.

The men then competed in the 800 free relay, where Clemson’s David Gordon, Chris Reinke and Chris Dart finished fifth in a NCAA B time of 6:33.37. This time sets a new school record in the 800 free relay, beating the previous record by three seconds.

Groseclose put in a 1:39.26 to lead off the relay, then Gordon swam a 1:37.69 split on the second leg. Reinke was the third leg with a 1:38.73 split and Dart finished with a 1:37.69.

Thursday Schedule:

On Thursday, the men will compete in the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free preliminaries at 11:00 a.m. followed by the finals in those events at 7:00 p.m. The finals will be available to view live on theACC.com, while livestats will be available for the prelims and finals through the ACC Championship website.

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