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Clemson Falls to Florida State in Swimming and Diving Saturday

Clemson Falls to Florida State in Swimming and Diving Saturday

Jan. 16, 2010

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men and women’s swimming and diving teams fell to nationally ranked Florida State Saturday afternoon in McHugh Natatorium. The Tiger men lost 176-124 and the women 191-109. The Tigers are now 5-3 (0-3 ACC) on the men’s side and 8-3 (2-2 ACC) on the women’s side. Florida State improves to 4-2 (1-1 ACC) for the #15 men and 7-2 (2-1 ACC) for the #24 women.

“I am pleased with how the two teams performed today,” said Head Coach Christopher Ip. “Each athlete had a job to do coming in and they all stepped up. Our depth really rose to the occasion today. In order to win, you have to win some races that we lost but a lot of the losses were only by touches. I am just pleased with how the teams stepped up and they gave a much better team effort today than last week. We are looking forward to the last two dual meets as we prepare for the ACC Championships.”

The Tigers started the meet off strong as both the men and the women one the 200 medley relay. The women’s group of Kelli Kyle, Katrina Obas, Maddie Tarantolo and Meg Anderson won by a full second with a time of 1:44.62. The men’s group of Chris Dart, Kyle Shoemaker, Seth Broster and Eric Bruck just out touched the Seminoles as they took the win by .01 seconds.

The Tigers also got a win the men’s 100 back as senior Jason Chatlosh took first, with Thomas Recko finishing second and Andrew Abeysinghe taking third. Freshman Eric Bruck got a win in the 50 free and fellow freshman Meg Anderson took second for the women. Anderson then notched a win in the 100 free for the Tigers and sophomore Seth Broster finished second for the men.

Senior Kelli Kyle had a second place finish in the 100 back and freshman Kristen Redmond took second in the 200 butterfly of the Tigers.

Sophomore Harry Foster won the 100 fly to make it the second week in a row he is taken first in that event, he also had a second place finish in the 200 fly. Sophomore Chris Dart won the 200 IM and took second in the 200 free.

The Tigers’ women closed out the meet by out-touching Florida State for a win in the 400 free relay.

In diving, David Giambra took second on the one-meter with a score of 317.25 for the men. Brooke George and Cassie Self took fourth and fifth respectively for the women.

The Tigers’ next meet will be Saturday, January 23 as they travel to Raleigh, NC to face the North Carolina State Wolfpack at 11:00 a.m.