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Clemson Swimming and Diving Returns to Action in Miami on Saturday

Clemson Swimming and Diving Returns to Action in Miami on Saturday

Jan. 3, 2002

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson swimming teams will return to action on Saturday when they participate in a tri-meet hosted by Miami University. The Tigers and the Hurricanes will be joined by the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University with the first event scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at Whitten Union Pool. The Tiger diving teams will compete in the Georgia Diving Invitational in Athens, Friday through Sunday.

So far this season, the Clemson women have been led by junior All-American Mandy Commons and fellow junior Jenna Burtch. Commons set a new school record in the 200 breaststroke at the Georgia Invitational with a time of 2:16.17. Burtch also had an excellent showing at the Georgia Invitational as she posted lifetime bests in the 50 free (23.18), 100 free (50.33), and 200 free (1:49.36).

The Tiger men are led by junior Gregor Govse. Govse posted the second fastest time in Clemson history in the 200 breast with a time of 2:00.36, at the Georgia Invitational and is undefeated in the breastroke events that have been held in the dual-meet format.

Junior Craig Thomas and freshman Shastin Leathers lead the Tiger divers. Thomas earned a sixth-place finish in the 1m competition and a fifth-place mark in the 3m competition at the Georgia Invitational, where he scored a lifetime best of 471.95 in the 3m event. Leathers scored a team-high 221.55 points in the 1m event against South Carolina, and had a season-best 220.95 points in the 3m board against Virginia.