Feb. 26, 2002
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s swimming and diving team will travel to College Park, MD this weekend to compete in the ACC Championships at Campus Recreation Center Natatorium. The men will be looking to follow in the footsteps of the women’s team that broke five school records and recorded 18 NCAA qualifications.
Among the athletes competing for the Tigers his weekend will be Matt Wilson, the defending ACC Champion in both the 200 and 400 IM. In winning the ACC Championships last year, Wilson set two new school records. So far this season, Wilson leads the Tigers in the 200 IM with a season best time of 1:51.28 that he posted at the Georgia Invitational.
Gregor Govse will also be looking to bring home an ACC Championship. Govse has performed consistently all year and leads the Tigers in both breaststroke events. His times of 56.16 in the 100 breast, and 2:00.36 in the 200 breast are both season bests for the Tigers. Govse’s 200 breast time ranks him third in the ACC entering this weekend’s competition.
Mark Henly has performed well all season in the 200 back as he lead the Tigers with a time of 1:47.56 that he set at the Georgia Invitational. His 200 back time ranks second in the ACC so far this season. Henly also turned in a team leading performance in the 400 IM at the Georgia Invitational by recording a time of 3:59.45.
Craig Thomas leads the Tigers in the diving events and is ranked in both the one-meter and three-meter events at the Conference level. Thomas is ranked third in the ACC in the one-meter event with a score of 313.50, and sixth in the three-meter event with a score of 306.90. Both of Thomas’ scores are career bests that he set earlier this season at North Carolina.
The ACC meet will begin Thursday with the preliminaries scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. The Conference meet will last through Saturday, Mar. 2.
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