Oct. 10, 2008
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams split with Georgia Tech on Friday evening, with the Tiger women winning 187-110 and the Tech men winning 172-126. The women won every swimming race on the night, a perfect 14 for 14 in moving to 2-0 (1-0 ACC). The men suffered their first loss of the season and sit at 1-1 (0-1 ACC).
“We were obviously very excited by what we saw on the women’s side,” said Tiger head coach Christopher Ip. “Our men were very close and really hung around in their first taste of ACC competition. We were extremely happy to see the support by the fans in our Solid Orange meet.”
On the women’s side, the Tigers jumped out to a quick edge, taking first and second in the 200 medley relay. The Tigers’ group of Kelli Kyle, Katrina Obas, Lauren Sindall narrowly missed a pool record, touching in at 1:45.07 Several Tigers picked up multiple wins on the afternoon.
Katrina Obas was a four-event winner with wins in the 200 MR, 200 IM, 200 breast, and 100 breast. Cassy LaRussa won both the 500 and 1000 free, Michelle Parkhurst won the 200 back and 200 free, and Rachel Regone won the 50 free and 100 free.
On the men’s side, Tom Recko won both backstroke events, while freshman David Giambra won the one-meter event, while Ryan McDaniel took second on the three meter.
In the 100 fly, Tarantolo won by almost one and a half seconds, while Kelli Kyle picked up a victory n the 100 back and a runner-up in the 200 back.
Georgia Tech’s Hannah Krimm won both diving events for the Jackets. All-ACC performer Noah Copeland won the 100 and 200 free on the evening.
The Tigers will return to action on October 25 against the University of Virginia at McHugh Natatorium at 11:00 am.
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