Dec. 20, 2002
BOCA RATON, FL – Kim Routh won two events to lead the women and Buddy Reed won three events to lead the men as the Clemson swimming and diving teams won the Florida Atlantic Invitational on Friday. The Invitational was a tri-dual meet that saw they men defeat Florida Atlantic 149-123 and Utah 147-114.5. The women downed Florida Atlantic 191.5-88.5, Northern Arizona 215-84 and Utah 175-105.
On the women’s side, the Tigers took the top two spots in the 1000 free. Routh placed first with a time of 10:10.59 while Kim Cober finished second with a time of 10:14.66. Routh also finished first in the 500 free with a time of 4:58.35 and second in the 200 free with a time of 1:54.79.
Lindsey Kroeger won the 100 back with a time of 58.17 and the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.20. She was followed in the 200 IM by Sarah Deibler and Aurelie Gresset with times of 2:12.13 and 2:12.41, respectively. Mandy Commons placed second in the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.64 and was followed by teammate Ashley Shafer, who came in at 1:06.07. Shafer took first in the 200 breast with a time of 2:22.86.
Megan Murphy won the 200 fly in 2:06.99 and Kate Walker took the 200 back with a time of 2:06.35. Elise Thieler won the 50 free in 24.58 and the 100 fly in 57.62. Courtney Humes and Murphy followed her in the 100 fly with times of 58.63 and 59.81, respectively. Christine Woodruff finished second in the 100 free with a time of 53.56.
The women won the 200 free relay with a time of 1:37.97 and took the top two spots in the 200 medley relay with times of 1:47.73 and 1:49.62.
On the men’s side, Reed won the 200 back with a time of 1:53.21 and was followed by Charlie Dillon and his time of 1:54.40. Reed also took the 100 back with a time of 51.74 and the 200 IM with a 1:54.64 mark. The Tigers took the top four spots in the 200 IM, as Reed was followed by Jordan Raynovich, Dillon and Ryan Cassella.
Jonathan Mengering finished first in the 500 free with a time of 4:49.39 and second in the 1000 free with a time of 9:37.21. Adam Tepe finished first in the 200 breast with a time of 2:05.78. Gregor Govse finished third in the 100 breast at 57.92 and Rob Kummer placed third in the 200 fly with a time of 1:54.23.
Kummer also finished second in the 100 fly with a time of 51.53 and Drew Scheerhorn came in third in the 100 free at 47.58. The men’s 200 free relay A squad came in second with a time of 1:26.12 and the 200 medley relay A team finished third in 1:35.76.
The Clemson divers did not participate on Friday, but the Tigers will hit the pool next in the Georgia Diving Invitational from Jan. 3-5, 2003 in Athens, GA.
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