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Clemson Swimming and Diving Falls to Florida State

Sept. 25, 2004

Tallahassee, FL – The Clemson Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams suffered tough losses in their season openers as both suffered losses to Florida State on Saturday morning at the Leach Center Pool. Florida State won the men’s meet 129-112 and won the women’s meet 157-85.

The men’s team was led by Tommy Rappold, who won the 100 fly (50.02) and 100 back (51.94). Jon Mengering won the 500 free (4:36.87) and finished second in the 1000 free (9:35.14). Senior Buddy Reed won the 200 free with a time of 1:41.08, and finished second in the 100 free with a time of 46.82. Jordan Raynovich was the other Tiger swimmer to win his event, placing first in the 200 IM with a time of 1:54.05.

Jay Crouts earned two fourth-place finishes in the 200 IM and 100 back, and Brett MacLennan also finished fourth in the 500 free and 100 breast. All told, fourteen Clemson swimmers earned at least one fourth-place finish.

The Clemson women were led by Kim Routh, who won the 1000 free (10:16.73), 500 free (4:59.21), and 200 free (1:51.07). Liz Guindon had a good showing as she placed second in the 200 IM, second in the 100 fly, and fourth in the 100 breast. Nicole Carlton had two top finishes as she took third in both the 1000 free and the 500 free.

In diving competition, Eric Shulick won the 3-meter event with a score of 208.50, and took second place in the 1-meter event with a score of 198.35. Shastain Leathers got second place in the 1-meter competition (155.45) and fourth place in the 3-meter competition (157.35).

With the loss, Clemson falls to 0-1 on the season. The Tigers return to action on October 9 when they play host to College of Charleston at McHugh Natatorium.

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