Jan. 13, 2002
CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Tiger men’s swimming and diving team defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels in ACC action today at Koury Natatorium by a score of 181-119. The Clemson women fell to the Tar Heels by a score of 181.5-116.5. With the victory, the Clemson men improve to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in ACC competition while the women fall to 3-4-1 overall and 1-2 in ACC competition.
On the men’s side, the Tigers finished 1-2 in the 200 medley relay to start the meet. The team of German Martinez, Gregor Govse, Rob Kummer, and Drew Scheerhorn won the event with a time of 1:33.34. Fellow Tigers Mark Henly, Ryan Cassella, Thomas Rappold, and Josh Williams turned in a close second-place time of 1:33.56.
The Tigers took the top three spots in the 100 back as German Martinez won the event with a time of 51.16, followed by Gregor Govse and Ryan Cassella claimed the top spots in the 100 breast as well. Govse continued his impressive season in the breaststroke events by winning the event with a time of 56.53. Cassella finished second with a time of 57.43. Govse was later edged out in the 200 breast as he finished second with a time of 2:02.67. Cassella finished third in the event with a time of 2:04.36, and Matt Norman finished fourth at 2:09.75.
Craig Thomas set two-personal best scores as he swept the diving events. Thomas won the men’s one-meter diving event with a score of 313.50, shattering his previous best score of 290.78. He also won the three-meter event with a score of 306.38, which eclipsed his previous best of 300.53.
Thomas Rappold won the 100 fly with a time of 50.16. German Martinez finished third with a time of 1:52.30, and Buddy Reed finished fourth with a time of 1:53.38.
The men’s 200 free relay team of German Martinez, Josh Williams won the final event of the meet 1:25.00.
On the women’s side, the Clemson 200 medley relay team of Lindsey Kroeger, Mandy Commons, Elise Theiler, and Jenna Burtch won the event with a time of 1:45.22.
Kate Walker won the 200 back with a time of 2:05.06, while fellow Tigers Mary Brewer and Nina Douglas finished 3-4 with times of 2:07.37, and 2:07.49, respectively. Liz Dwors won the 500 free with a time of 4:59.40.
Mandy Commons and Caitlin Bissell finished 2-3 in the 100 breast with times of 1:05.11 and 1:05.83, respectively. Commons also earned a third-place finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:22.57. Elise Theiler finished second for the Tigers in the 100 fly with a time of 58.14. Meaghan Murphy posted a second-place finish in the 200 fly with a time of 2:05.58.
Jenna Burtch and Nina Douglas went 3-4 in the 200 IM with times of 2:09.55, and 2:10.66, respectively.
The women claimed the top two spots in the 200 free relay as Clemson’s team of Lindsey Kroeger finished second in the event with a time 1:38.94.
The next action for the Tigers will be on Jan. 19, as both the men and women will travel to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech and Emory in swimming and diving competition at Woodruff P.E. Center. The first event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
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