Oct. 20, 2003
GREENSBORO, NC – Clemson swimmers Mark Henly and Kim Routh were named Atlantic Coast Conference Swimmers of the Week for the week of Oct. 20. During the first week of the 2003-04 season, Henly won two individual events and was a member of two winning relay teams, while Routh won three individual events to help lead the Tiger men’s and women’s teams to their first victories over South Carolina in four years.
Henly, a native of Denver, PA, recorded two individual first-place finishes and was a member of two winning relay teams during the first week of the season. The senior helped lead Clemson to its first win over South Carolina since the 2000 season, winning the 200 back with a time of 1:50.07 and swimming the backstroke leg of the Tigers’ first-place 400 medley relay team (3:25.73) at the meet. Against a Georgia team that finished 10th in last year’s final national poll, Henly posted a first-place finish in the 200 back with a time of 1:49.13. He also swam a 51.16 split in the backstroke leg of the Tigers’ winning 400 medley relay team (3:23.50).
Routh won the 500 free (5:02.41) and the 1000 free (10:10.80) against South Carolina and placed third in the 200 free (1:54.35) en route to leading the Tigers to their first win over the Gamecocks since Nov. 11, 2000. Against Georgia, the sophomore from Sandusky, OH posted a first-place finish in the 500 free with a time of 4:56.51 and was the only Tiger to win an event against the Bulldogs, who finished second at the 2003 NCAA Championships.
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