Oct. 30, 2002
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming teams will play host to the College of Charleston on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. in their first home meet of the season. On Saturday, the Clemson women’s swimming and diving team will travel to Athens, GA, where the Tigers will face California. As a result of renovations to Clemson’s McHugh Natatorium, all home meets for the 2002-03 season will be held at the Spartanburg Middle Tyger YMCA. Due to the lack of a diving well at the Spartanburg Middle Tyger YMCA, the Tiger diving teams will not compete in Friday’s meet.
Directions to the Spartanburg Middle YMCA can be found here and fans can learn more about the facility at http://www.ymcaspartanburg.org.
The Tigers opened their season on the road last weekend against Maryland and Virginia Tech. The men’s team defeated the Terrapins, 137-104 and the Hokies, 126-117 to improve to 2-0 on the season. The men were led by Brent Hitchcock, who won the 200 free and took second in the 100 free for the Tigers. Divers Eric Shulick and Craig Thomas won the one and three-meter diving competitions, respectively.
The Clemson women defeated Virginia Tech, 149-94 and fell to Maryland, 173-70 to open the season with a 1-1 record. Meaghan Murphy led the Tigers with a second-place finish in the 200 fly. Shastin Leathers and Jessica Watcke each claimed a second and third-place title in the diving competitions. The Tigers’ 400 medley and 400 free relay teams finished second in both events.
The College of Charleston men’s team is 1-1 overall, with a 122-96 win over VMI and a 143-125 loss to South Carolina. The Cougar women’s team opened the season with a loss to South Carolina, 153-127, before defeating Radford by a score of 173-51 to improve to 1-1 on the season.
California’s women’s team is 1-0 on the season with a win over Pacific by a score of 142-116. The Bears will take on the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens on Friday before facing the Tigers on Saturday.
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