Oct. 25, 2003
BLACKSBURG, VA – The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled to Blacksburg, VA to compete in a tri-meet against Maryland and Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon. The Tiger men’s team defeated Maryland by a score of 183-60, and was victorious over Virginia Tech, 153.5-89.5. Clemson’s women’s team won a 127-116 decision over the Hokies, but fell to the Terrapins by a score of 136-107. The Clemson men’s team improves to 4-1 overall (1-0 ACC), while the Tiger women are now 3-2 on the season and 0-1 in conference action.
The Clemson men took the top two spots in the 400 medley relay, with the team of Mark Henly, Ryan Cassella, Rob Kummer and Derrick Mulder winning the event (3:23.88) and the Tigers’ Joel Johnson, Brett MacLennan, Tommy Rappold and Drew Scheerhorn taking second place (3:25.17). Clemson’s 400 free relay team of Buddy Reed, Bryce Herrington, Charlie Dillon and Scheerhorn took first place with a time of 3:06.92.
Jonathan Mengering and Greg Middleton took first and second in the 500 free with times of 4:37.73 and 4:42.45, respectively for Clemson. The duo placed first and third, respectively, in the 1000 free, recording times of 9:39.12 and 9:44.82. Scheerhorn took third place in the 50 free (21.35), Mulder finished second in the 100 free (47.01) and MacLennan placed second in the 200 free (1:43.31) for the Tigers.
Henly won the 200 back for Clemson with a time of 1:50.27, while Reed took second place in the event (1:51.11). Cassella and MacLennan placed first and second in the 200 breast for the Tigers, posting times of 2:07.41 and 2:08.29, respectively. Kummer finished second in the 200 fly with a time of 1:52.03, while Rappold placed third in the event with a time of 1:55.27. In the 200 IM, Reed posted a first-place finish for Clemson (1:53.41), while Henly finished third (1:54.55) in the event.
Eric Shulick won the one-meter diving competition for Clemson with 263.15 points. Marsh Lindley placed third in the one-meter recording 236.40 points.
The Tiger women’s team took second place in the 400 medley relay, with Lindsey Kroeger, Lindsey Kroeger and Christine Anseeuw took second in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:32.20.
Kim Routh won both the 500 and 1000 free for Clemson, breaking Virginia Tech’s War Memorial Pool record in both events. Routh won the 500 free with a time of 4:56.49 and the 1000 free with a time of 10:06.26. Kim Cober placed second in the 500 free (4:58.93) and third in the 1000 free (10:11.11) for the Tigers. Anseeuw posted a third-place finish in the 200 free for Clemson with a time of 1:53.83.
Clemson’s Shelly Klaus and Janell Brodrick placed first and second in the 200 fly, posting times of 2:07.24 and 2:07.26, respectively. Shafer recorded a third-place finish in the 200 breast for the Tigers with a time of 2:22.25. Jessica Watcke finished second in the three-meter diving competition for the Tigers, posting 221.95 points.
Clemson will return to action on Friday, Oct. 31 as the Tigers travel to Charleston, SC to take on College of Charleston. The meet between the Tigers and the Cougars is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. Clemson will return home on Saturday, Nov. 1 to play host to Virginia in a meet that will begin at 1:00 p.m. at McHugh Natatorium.
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