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Clemson Men and Women Gain Two Wins

Oct. 9, 2004

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Clemson, SC – Junior Kim Routh paced the way as the Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated College of Charleston and Duke University at McHugh Natatorium Saturday afternoon. Routh captured three individual wins to lead the Lady Tigers to a 201 to 42 win over College of Charleston and a 163 to 80 win over Duke. On the men’s side, Clemson beat the College of Charleston 173-49 and Duke 161-72. The two wins improved both the men’s team and the women’s team to 2-1 on the season.

The Lady Tigers were able to win 10 out of the 13 events, as Routh was victorious in the 1000 free (10:15.36), the 200 free (1:52.19), and the 500 free (5:02.22). Clemson completed the sweep of the 200 free with Christine Anseeuw taking 2nd (1:54.76) and Nicole Kroeger finishing 3rd (1:56.83). The 400 medley relay team of Kelly Urso, Ashley Shafer, Liz Guindon, and Rachel McLaurin took 1st place (3:56.88) to lead off the meet. The Lady Tigers were also able to take the top two spots in the 50 free with freshman Rachel McLaurin finishing 1st (24.53) and Kallie Deters finishing 2nd (24.65).

Liz Guindon earned a win in the 200 IM (2:07.52) and finished 2nd in the 200 fly (2:07.90). In the 100 free, Anseeuw led the way with a win (53.36) while Nikki Deering finished 2nd (53.53). Shastin Leathers was able to score victories on both the 1 meter (236.95) and the 3 meter (252.50). Jess Watcke came in second on both boards behind Leathers. Shafer was the top finisher in the 200 breast (2:23.06) coming in 2nd, and senior Aurlie Gresset finished 3rd (2:26.44) in the event. The 400 freestyle relay team of Anseeuw, Caroline Boden, Kroeger, and McLaurin rounded out the meet with a win (3:34.80).

The Tiger men captured 12 wins out of the 13 events that were contested Saturday. The men were led by senior Buddy Reed as he was a part of two winning relay teams and won the 200 back (1:53.64) for the Tigers. The 400 medley relay team of Reed, Andy Bergren, Tommy Rappold, and Charlie Dillon won the event to start the meet (3:26.34).

Jon Mengering led the Tigers to a sweep of the 200 free (1:42.95) with a win while Greg Middleton finished 2nd (1:43.17) and Brian Regone finished 3rd (1:43.84).

Clemson swept the 200 IM as well with Bergren taking 1st (1:55.36) Jordan Raynovich finishing 2nd (1:55.74) and Colin Ackroyd finishing 3rd (1:57.53). Geary won the 1000 free (9:37.68), while Ben Kanoy won the 200 fly (1:55.38), and Bergren won the 200 breast (2:08.47).

The Tigers dominated the sprint events as Mark Vahle won the 50 free (21.15) and took 2nd in the 100 free (47.87). Stephen Russell took the victory in the 100 free (47.39), and finished 3rd in the 50 (21.79). Eric Shulick, the defending ACC Champion on the 1 meter board, won the competition (288.70) and won the 3 meter board as well (303.50). The 400 free relay team of Matt Balderston, Dillon, Reed, and Vahle won the last event of the meet (3:10.94).

The Tigers have their annual Orange and White meet next Friday at McHugh Natorium at 7:00 pm. After that, Clemson will travel to Georgia to take on the Bulldogs in Athens on October 20.