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Tiger Relays Dominate ACC Championships With Record Setting Performance

Tiger Relays Dominate ACC Championships With Record Setting Performance

Feb. 25, 2002

CLEMSON, SC – The Tigers posted several record setting performances in the relay events at the Conference meet this weekend. Overall, the Clemson women’s swimming and diving team earned 400.5 points and finished fourth at the ACC Championships hosted by the University of Maryland.

Four of the five Clemson relays broke the school record in its respective event. The record setting relays included the 200 free relay, the 200 medley relay, the 400 medley relay, and the 400 free relay, In addition to the record setting relays, Mandy Commons set a new school record in the 200 breaststroke.

The Tiger 200 free relay team of Christine Woodruff, Jenna Burtch, Elise Theiler, and Patty Hider claimed the ACC Championship in the event with a time of 1:31.39. In winning the event, the Tigers also posted an NCAA-B qualifying time and set a new pool record.

The Tiger 200 medley relay team of Mandy Commons, and Jenna Burtch won the ACC Championship and posted an NCAA-B qualifying time of 1:40.76 setting a season best time.

The 400 medley relay team of Mandy Commons, Elise Theiler, and Jenna Burtch finished second in the event with a time of 3:42.43, earning an NCAA-B qualifying time.

The 400 free relay team of Christine Woodruff, Jenna Burtch and Patty Hider claimed the ACC title and set new a new Clemson record with a time of 3.20.53. The time was also a new Maryland pool record.

Mandy Commons finished fourth in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:16.09, breaking her own school record that she set earlier this season at the Georgia Invitational. Commons captured her second qualifying time in the 100 breaststroke finishing third with a time of 1:02.27.

Jenna Burtch posted NCAA-B qualifying times in the 50, 100, and 200 free events. She finished fifth in the 50 free with a time of 23.02 and captured fourth in the 100 free with a time of 50.10. She posted another NCAA-B qualifying time in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.86.

Elise Theiler and Patty Hider recorded NCAA -B qualifying times in the 50 free with times of 23.13, and 23.44, respectively. Kimberly Cober posted an NCAA-B qualifying time of 16:55.18 in the 1650 free and Elise Thieler finished third in the 100 butterfly posting a NCAA-B qualifying time of 55.20. Courtney Humes also had an NCAA-B qualifying time of 55.57, as she finished sixth in the 100 fly. Aurelie Gresset recorded a time of 4:23.92, in the 400 IM, which was an NCAA-B qualifying time.

The men’s swimming and diving team will travel to College Park, MD this weekend for the ACC Championships. Preliminaries will begin on Thursday, Feb. 28.

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