Feb. 26, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Clemson men’s swimming and diving team is in fourth place after the first day of competition at the 2004 ACC Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships. The Tigers posted 58 points in two relay events on the first day of the conference meet, which is being held at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville, VA. The Tigers’ 200 medley relay team set a new school record in the event on Wednesday.
Florida State and Virginia are in a tie for first place with 72 points apiece. NC State is currently in third place with 60 points, while the Tigers are in fourth with 58 points. Georgia Tech and Maryland are in fifth and sixth place with 56 and 52 points, respectively. Duke (46) and North Carolina (34) are in seventh and eighth place, respectively, through the first day of competition.
In the 200 medley relay, the Tigers’ team of Tommy Rappold, Ryan Cassella, Rob Kummer and Drew Scheerhorn took fourth place, setting a new Clemson record time of 1:29.19 in the event. The team broke the previous record of 1:30.88 set by Tim Collis, Alejandro Dubreuil, Razvan Petcu and Mike Pridemore in 1997.
Clemson’s 800 free relay team of Buddy Reed, Jon Mengering, Charlie Dillon and Brent Hitchcock took fifth place in the event with a time of 6:38.07. The time is a season-best for the Tigers and is the third-fastest time in Clemson history for the event.
The conference championships will continue on Thursday, Feb. 26, with the preliminary rounds beginning at 11:00 a.m. and finals commencing at 7:00 p.m.
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