Feb. 28, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Clemson men’s swimming and diving team finished in fourth place at the 2004 ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships held at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center on Virginia’s campus. On the final day of competition, the Tigers’ Mark Henly won the ACC Championship in the 200 back, winning the title for the second consecutive year.
Virginia won the ACC Championship for the sixth straight year, recording 848.50 points for the competition. Florida State was the runner up with 537 points, while North Carolina finished third with 507 points. The Tigers took fourth place with 436 points. Georgia Tech and NC State placed fifth and sixth with 392 and 334.50 points, respectively. Maryland finished in seventh place with 283 points, while Duke was eighth with 123 points.
On the final day of competition, the Tigers’ Mark Henly claimed his second consecutive ACC title in the 200 back, posting an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:43.78. Henly’s time was a career-best and was good enough to set a new UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center pool record.
Buddy Reed took sixth place in the 200 back for Clemson, recording a personal-best time of 1:47.86 in the event. Charlie Dillon and Joel Johnson placed 12th and 17th in the consolation finals with times of 1:50.30 and 1:51.68, respectively.
Rob Kummer took third place in the 200 fly for the Tigers, posting a time of 1:47.58 in the event. In the consolation finals of the 200 fly, Ben Kanoy finished 14th with a time of 1:51.44. Tommy Rappold and James Stoffer placed 18th and 20th with times of 1:52.54 and 1:53.23, respectively.
In the 100 free, Drew Scheerhorn was Clemson’s top finisher, recording a time of 44.79 for a sixth-place finish in the event. Brent Hitchcock finished 17th (45.91) and Brian Regone placed 20th (46.30) in the consolation finals for the Tigers.
Ryan Cassella finished seventh in the championship finals of the 200 breast with a time of 2:02.82. Brett MacLennan took 15th place in the event, posting a time of 2:05.23 in the consolation finals.
In the three-meter diving competition, the Tigers’ Eric Shulick finished in seventh place, scoring 452.50 points for the event. Marsh Lindley placed 11th overall, posting a preliminary round score of 410.60 points for Clemson.
Jonathan Mengering led Clemson in the 1650 free, recording a career-fastest time of 15:36.22 for an eighth-place finish in the event. Jordan Raynovich finished 15th (15:54.99) and Greg Middleton placed 18th (16:05.60) for the Tigers.
Clemson’s 400 free relay team of Reed, Bryce Herrington, Henly and Scheerhorn finished fifth in the event, posting a season-fastest time of 3:01.34.
Three members of the Clemson team earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors for their performances at the conference championships. Mark Henly, Rob Kummer and Eric Shulick were each named to the All-ACC team for 2004. It was the third consecutive all-conference honor for Kummer and the second straight for both Henly and Shulick.
September 27, 2021