Jan. 28, 2006
Raleigh, NC- The Clemson Women’s Swimming and Diving team picked up a win against N.C. State Saturday at Casey Aquatic Center in Raleigh, NC, defeating the Wolfpack 134-107. The victory improved the Lady Tigers record to 4-6 (2-4 ACC) for the season. The men’s team was also in action as they fell to N.C. State 131-106. The Tigers dropped to 4-5 (2-4 ACC) with the loss.
The Lady Tigers won their fourth straight meet behind three wins by freshman Michelle Parkhurst. Parkhurst won the 200 freestyle (1:52.45), 200 backstroke (2:02.70), and teamed up with Ashley Shafer, Jen Grove, and Rachel Regone to take first place in the 400 medley relay (3:53.67). Kim Routh earned two victories in the 1650 freestyle (16:52.58) and the 500 freestyle (5:00.95). Regone (24.18), junior Kallie Deters (24.62), and freshman Lauren Sindall (24.70) teamed up to sweep the top three spots in the 50 freestyle. Jess Watcke was the top finisher on the boards as she captured a second place finish on the one-meter board (261.08) and was third on the three-meter board (261.53).
The men were led by senior Charlie Dillon as he picked up a win in the 200 backstroke (1:51.72). Brett MacLennan (1:42.38) and Greg Middleton (1:43.00) took 1-2 in the 200 freestyle. The third and final win for Clemson came in the 200 IM as Attila Ruszka (1:52.05) and Andy Bergren (1:52.78) finished first and second. Paul Berger had a good day on the boards as he recorded scores of 256.13 and 279.83 on the three-meter and one-meter boards, respectively. The 400 medley relay team of Joel Johnson, Ruszka, Mark Vahle, and Brian Regone (3:22.99) started off the meet with a second place finish. Vahle also picked up a second place in the 50 freestyle (20.33). The 400 freestyle relay team of Regone, Middleton, Vahle, and Stephen Russell (3:05.19) closed out the meet finishing second.
Clemson will next be in action as both teams will travel to Duke to take on the Blue Devils next Saturday. The men’s and women’s teams will look to repeat their performance as they defeated Duke last season in Clemson.
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