Oct. 28, 2006
Charlottesville, VA- The Clemson Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams blasted through the first day of competition from the Virginia Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville, VA Friday. The Tigers are matched up against tough opponents Virginia, Penn State, and Virginia Tech, but have held their own through the first eight events. Michelle Parkhurst continued her hot streak of the backstroke events as she out-swam the field in the 200 backstroke to pick up the victory. On the men’s side, the 200 freestyle relay of Mark Vahle, Brian Regone, Matt Balderston, and Adam Farnham (1:22.75) combined to take the lone win for the Tigers.
Rachel Regone, Parkhurst, Rachel Regone (51.72) sprinted to a fourth-place finish in the 100 freestyle. Cefalu struck again as she recorded a career fastest time of 2:05.78 in the 200 butterfly. Amanda Moser (186.20) was the best Lady Tiger on the one-meter board, while teammate Danielle Kazilionis (205.35) took care of the three-meter. To close out Friday’s session, the 400 medley relay of Parkhurst, Alexandra Barsanti, Cefalu, and Regone finished fourth (3:51.75).
The men’s day started off well as the 200 freestyle relay blew away the competition by nearly a second. Brian Regone (46.74) placed sixth and seventh. Mengering posted a second season best time as the top Tiger in the 200 butterlfy. The only other time he was faster than his time of 1:53.48 was at last year’s ACC Championships. In the three-meter diving competition, freshman David Giambra had a breakout performance to finish third with a score of 275.65. Giambra was also the top Tiger diver on the one-meter board as he picked up another third-place finish (255.25). Adam Farnham, and Regone took second place in the 400 medley relay (3:21.93) in the last event of the day for Clemson.
The meet will resume Saturday at 9:00.
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