Nov. 8, 2003
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s swimming and diving team upset 19th-ranked Florida State on Saturday morning at McHugh Natatorium in Clemson. The Tigers defeated the Seminoles by a score of 137-106 to improve to 6-2 overall and 2-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The loss was the first of the season for Florida State, as they fall to 4-1 (0-1 ACC).
Clemson opened up the meet with a convincing win in the 400 medley relay, behind a 3:22.94 performance from Mark Henly, Ryan Cassella, Rob Kummer and Drew Scheerhorn. In the 1000 free, Brett MacLennan took third place for the Tigers, posting a time of 9:39.24 in the event. Buddy Reed won the 200 free for Clemson with a time of 1:42.27 and Scheerhorn followed with a first-place finish in the 50 free (21.06).
Clemson swept the top three spots in the 200 IM, with Mark Henly took second and third place in the event, recording times of 1:55.11 and 1:55.87, respectively. In the one-meter diving competition, Eric Shulick was victorious, scoring 292.12 points for the Tigers.
Kummer took first place in the 200 fly for Clemson, winning in 1:53.01, just one one-hundredth of a second ahead of Florida State’s Stephen Roof. In the 100 free, Scheerhorn won his second individual event of the day, recording a Clemson season-best time of 46.02.
The Tigers’ finished first, second and third in the 200 back, behind a 1:49.69 performance by Henly. Joel Johnson placed second (1:53.73) and Dillon finished third (1:53.94) for Clemson. MacLennan recorded a time of 4:39.11 for a third-place finish in the 500 free, while Shulick took second place in the three-meter diving competition with 279.30 points, finishing just one point behind winner Jason Beinlich of Florida State.
Cassella and MacLennan took the top two spots in the 200 breast, finishing in 2:05.45 and 2:08.08, respectively, as both times were season-best performances. The Tigers’ 400 free relay team of Reed, Derrick Mulder, Brent Hitchcock and Dillon took second, finishing the event in 3:07.96.
The Tigers will return to action on Nov. 20-22 as both the men’s and women’s teams will compete in the Nike Cup. The meet, hosted by North Carolina, will be held at Maurice J. Koury Natatorium in Chapel, Hill, NC.
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