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Tigers Underway at ACC Championships

Feb. 27, 2008

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ATLANTA – The Men’s ACC Swimming Championships started on Wednesday night at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. On the first night of competition, only two events take place, the 200 medley relay and the 800 free relay. The Tigers made the most of the opportunities, setting a school record in the 800 free and recording the third-fastest time in Clemson history in the 200 medley relay. The Tigers are currently in sixth place with 54 points and 19 events to go.

The Tigers started off the evening with the 200 medley relay as the group of Jay Crout, Attila Ruszka, Adam Farnham, and Mark Vahle took sixth in 1:28.68, and NCAA-B standard and third in Clemson history.

The Tigers followed that with a fifth place finish in the 800 free relay as the group of Bryce Herrington, David Gordon, Matt Angelini, and Dan Mengering clocked in at a school record 6:36.37, knocking off the old record of 6:37.12, set in 2004.

The Tigers will return to the pool on Thursday morning for preliminaries of the 500 free, 200 IM, 100 Fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back. Action can be followed live on theacc.com and finals are broadcast live on accselect.com.

Place. Team, Points 1. Virginia, 80 2. Georgia Tech, 66 3. Florida State, 60 3. North Carolina, 60 3. Virginia Tech, 60 6. Clemson, 54 7. Maryland, 48 8. Duke, 40 9. NC State, 22 10. Boston College, 18

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