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Clemson Swimming and Diving Falls to South Carolina

Clemson Swimming and Diving Falls to South Carolina

Nov. 8, 2004

The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams suffered losses to in-state rival South Carolina on Friday at the Carolina Natatorium. The final score for the men’s meet was 140-99, while the women’s competition ended with a 164-79 mark.

Ashley Shafer won the women’s 200 breaststroke competition with a time of 2:19.05. The time is Shafer’s career best in the event, and ranks as the ninth-fastest all-time at Clemson.

Clemson started quickly, sweeping the men’s 200 medley relay event. The winning time of 1:31.98 was posted by Joel Johnson, Andy Bergen, Tommy Rappold, and Mark Vahle.

Clemson freshmen took top honors in the 50 freestyle as Rachel McLaurin won the women’s heat 23.93 and Vahle was victorious on the men’s side with a time of 20.68. Newcomer Liz Guindon won the 400 individual medley event with a time of 4:24.27.

Clemson returns to action on November 17-20 as the Tigers compete in the Nike Cup.