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Clemson Men’s Swimming and Diving team Victorious

Clemson Men’s Swimming and Diving team Victorious

Oct. 7, 2007

Complete Results | Team Scores

CLEMSON, SC–Attila Ruszka won three events, while freshman David Gordon won two events in leading the Clemson men’s swimming team to a 183-117 win over Virginia Tech in an Atlantic Coast Conference swimming meet at Clemson, SC on Sunday afternoon.

In the women’s competition, Virginia Tech defeated Clemson 178.5-121.5. Clemson’s Rachel Regone won both the 50 and 100 free events. She was also a member of the 400 free relay that finished in first place.

Virginia Tech was paced by Jessica Botzum as she won two individual events. Botzum won the 200 IM (2:06.31) and the 200 breaststroke (2:15.92). She was also on the 200 medley relay team (1:45.73) that finished in first place.

This was the first dual competition for both teams.

Ruszka won the 100 breastroke with a time of 57.33 and the 200 breastroke with a time of 2:08.46. In the 200 IM, he won first place honors with a time of 1:54.99. Gordon won the 1000 free with a time of 9:39.02 and the 500 free with a time of 4:40.50.

“Freshman David Gordon stepped up strong for us,” said Clemson Head Coach Chris Ip. “It’s hard for a freshman to swim in three races as he did today. He won the 1000 free, the 500 free, and was fourth in the 200 fly. I was very proud of his effort today.”

The 400 freestyle relay team of Stephen Russell, Adam Farnham, Bryce Herrington, and Matt Balderston finished first with a time of 3:04.41.

Mikey McDonald of Virginia Tech took top honors in both the one-meter and three-meter diving competitions.

In the one-meter women’s diving competition, Clemson’s Stephanie Fura won top honors with a final score of 263.78. In the three-meter competition, the Hokies’ Sarah Milton won the event with 299.93.

“On the women’s side, Rachel Regone gives us a good one-two punch in the different events.”