December 29, 1998
CLEMSON TEAMS DEFEAT MIAMI ON TRAINING TRIP The Clemson women’s and men’s swimming teams defeated Miami December 18, during the first meet of the Tigers’ Christmas training trip to Florida.
The men recorded a 140-59 win, taking first place in each event. Freshman Kenny Roberts won the 100 free in 47.26 and the 200 free with a time of 1:44.11. Freshman Andy Meek was also a dual winner, taking first in the 500 free (4:39.03) and the 1000 free (9:37.77). The women took a 115-90 win over the Hurricanes. Leading the way for the Tigers were first-place finishers Wendy Henson in the 200 free (1:53.2), Katie Mizell in the 200 fly (206.16) and Jen Mooney in the 200 back (2:07.96). Both Tiger relay teams took first place at the meet.
TIGERS DEFEAT FLORIDA ATLANTIC TO SWEEP TRAINING TRIP Both Tiger swim teams defeated Florida Atlantic on December 22 to conclude Clemson’s holiday training trip. The women defeated the Owls 122-57, recording first-place in each event. Freshman Cami Sink won the 500 free with a time of 5:07.13 and earned a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:22.83 to win the 400 IM.
The men’s team defeated the Owls 120-74. Freshman Kenny Roberts won the 100 fly in 51.84 and the 200 free with a time of 1:41.86. Brett Walker took first in the 50 free (21.56), and Will Rogers won the 100 free (47.09). Tim Collis placed first in the 100 back with a time of 51.04, and Andy Meek won the 500 free in 4:38.84.
CLEMSON WOMEN RANK 20TH NATIONALLY The Clemson women’s swimming team ranks 20th nationally, according to the latest Speedo America’s College Swimming Coaches Association Poll. The Tigers moved up from a 25th-place ranking in the preseason. The team is led by freshman Cami Sink, who ranks fifth nationally with a time of 4:15.33 in the 400 IM. Her time in the 200 IM, 2:01.05, is the tenth-best time in the nation. Sink ranks 24th in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:17.89.
Junior Jennifer Mihalik ranks fourth nationally in the 200 back (1:59.31) , and senior Kathy Lowry is 18th in the 50 free with a time of 23.35. Senior Wendy Henson is 21st in the 200 free (1:49.35) and 14th in the 500 free (4:49.28).
The Clemson women’s team ranks seventh nationally in the 400 free relay (3:23.75) and is eighth nationally in the 200 free relay (1:33.72). The Tiger men’s team ranks 16th nationally in the 200 free relay (1:22.45).
CLEMSON SWIMMERS AMONG ACC LEADERS Several Clemson swimmers rank among the ACC leaders, including freshman Cami Sink, who has the fastest time in the league this season in the 400 IM (4:15.33). Sink ranks second in the 200 IM, recording a time of 2:01.05. Freshman Katie Mizell leads the conference in the 200 fly (2:02.45) and ranks second in the 100 fly (55.99). Senior Wendy Henson leads the league in the 500 free with a time of 4:49.28 and ranks second in the 200 free (1:49.35), while junior Erin Schatz leads the ACC in the 1000 free (10:01.62) and ranks second in the 500 free (4:53.81).
Junior Jennifer Mihalik ranks first in the 200 back (1:59.31) and is second in the 100 free, having recorded a time of 50.92. Senior Kathy Lowry is second in the 50 free (23.35) and third in the 100 free (51.09). The Clemson women’s team, ranked 20th nationally, has the fastest time in the conference in the 400 free relay (3:23.75) and ranks second in the 200 free relay (1:33.72).
The Clemson men’s team has the second-fastest time in the ACC for the 200 free relay (1:22.45) and the third-fastest time in the 800 free relay (6:47.99). Tim Collis ranks third in the 100 back after recording a time of 50.16.
SINK CAN SWIM Freshman Cami Sink, from Charleston, SC, established three new Clemson records at the Nike Cup meet. Her time of 4:15.33 in the 400 IM was five seconds faster than the previous record of 4:20.47, set by Paulette Russell. In the 200 breaststroke, Sink swam a time of 2:17.89. Russell also held the previous record at 2:18.02. Sink swam a time of 2:01.05 in the 200 IM, breaking Jill Bakehorn’s previous time of 2:02.11. All three times are NCAA Qualifying times, with the 400 IM time qualifying Sink automatically for the championship meet. Both the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM times are NCAA provisional qualifying cuts.
ROBERTS NAMED SPORTSMAN-OF-THE-YEAR Clemson freshman Kenny Roberts has been named the Seychelless Sportsman-of-the-Year. Roberts leads the Tigers in the 100 free after posting a time of 45.77 at the Nike Cup. He ranks second in the 200 free, recording a time of 1:41.86 in the 200 free at Florida Atlantic during the Tigers’ training trip to Florida. Roberts is a member of the 400 medley relay and the 200, 400 and 800 free relay teams that have posted Clemson’s fastest times this season.
November 12, 2018