Jan. 18, 2004
CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Clemson men’s swimming and diving team tied with the 22nd-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday afternoon in Chapel Hill, with each team scoring 150 points. The tie was only the fourth in Clemson men’s swimming and diving history, and the first since the 1968 season, when the Tigers tied Wake Forest, 52-52. The Tiger women’s team fell to the #15 Tar Heel women by a score of 209-91 at the meet, which was held at the Maurice J. Koury Natatorium on North Carolina’s campus.
The Tiger men’s team (11-2-1 overall, 2-1-1 ACC) was led by Mark Henly, who won three individual events and was a member of the Tigers’ first-place 400 medley relay team against the Tar Heels. Henly took first place in the 100 back (50.21), the 200 back (1:47.73) and the 200 IM (1:52.98). He, along with Ryan Cassella, Rob Kummer and Drew Scheerhorn took first place in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:22.27.
Scheerhorn placed first in two individual events and was a member of both of Clemson’s winning relay teams at the meet. Scheerhorn won the 50 free with a time of 21.20 and the 100 free with a time of 45.72. Scheerhorn, Bryce Herrington, Charlie Dillon and Brent Hitchcock finished first in the 400 free relay for Clemson with a time of 3:03.67. Herrington and Hitchcock placed third in the 50 free (21.57) and the 100 free (46.46), respectively, while Buddy Reed was third in the 1000 free (9:30.33).
Cassella took first place in the 100 breast (58.17) and third in the 200 breast (2:06.61), while Brett MacLennan finished second in the 200 breast (2:05.87) and third in the 100 breast (59.05) for the Tigers. In the 100 fly, Tommy Rappold placed second for Clemson with a time of 49.82, while Kummer took second in the 200 fly (1:51.17). Joel Johnson and Reed took second in the 100 back (51.16) and the 200 back (1:50.03), respectively, while Reed also finished second in the 200 IM with a time of 1:53.05.
In the diving events, Eric Shulick won the one-meter competition, scoring 295.88 points for Clemson. Marsh Lindley took third place in the three-meter, with 280.80 points in the event.
Clemson’s women’s team (9-4, 0-3 ACC) was led by Kim Routh and Lindsey Kroeger, who each won one event against the Tar Heels. Routh finished first in the 1000 free with a time of 10:02.81, while Kroeger won the 100 back with a time of 57.87. Routh took third place in the 200 free (1:52.73) and the 500 free (4:58.19) for Clemson. Kroeger, along with Ashley Shafer, Courtney Humes and Christine Anseeuw, placed second in the 400 medley relay for the Tigers, recording a time of 3:50.86.
Kallie Deters finished in second place in the 50 free for Clemson with a time of 24.03, while Kim Cober took third in the 1000 free (10:10.40). Clemson’s 400 free relay team of Caroline Boden, Amanda Vaughan, Nicole Kroeger and Anseeuw placed second, posting a time of 3:33.83 in the event.
Kate Walker took second place in the 100 back (59.05) and the 200 back (2:04.76), while Shafer finished second in the 200 breast (2:20.61) and third in the 100 breast (1:05.02) for Clemson. Caitlin Bissell took second in the 100 breast for the Tigers with a time of 1:04.36. In the butterfly events, Humes placed second in the 100 fly with a time of 57.50, while Shelly Klaus finished third in the 200 fly (2:05.96).
Clemson will play host to Georgia Tech on Saturday, Jan. 24 at McHugh Natatorium. The meet, which is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m., will be the final home meet of the season for the Tigers.
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