Jan. 29, 2005
The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept four different events as the Tigers defeated North Carolina State by scores of 143-88 (men) and 135-108 (women) on Saturday morning at the McHugh Natatorium in Clemson’s final Atlantic Coast Conference meet of the regular season. Kim Routh earned three individual event victories, winning the 200 free, the 500 free, and the 1000 free.
The Clemson men opened the meet winning the 400 medley relay with a season-best time of 3:20.98. The mark was more than three seconds faster than the previous top time of the season. Clemson swept the 1000 free as Jon Mengering (9:26.74), Brett MacLennan (9:28.88), and Brett MacLennan (4:37.59), and Sean Geary (4:41.98) were the top finishers in the 500 free. Eric Shulick won the men’s one-meter diving with a score of 312.30, setting a season-best score in six-dive competition. Shulick also won the men’s three-meter event with a score of 337.58.
Kim Routh won the 1000 free event with a top time of 10:09.76 for the Lady Tigers. Clemson later swept the 200 free as Kim Routh (1:53.08), Kim Routh was victorious in the 500 free with a winning time of 4:58.13. Ashley Shafer and Aurelie Gresset took the top two spots in the 200 breast with final times of 2:21.82 and 2:23.18 respectively. Clemson took the top place in the 400 free relay with a winning time of 3:37.18.
With the win, the Clemson men improve to 5-7 overall, 2-4 in the ACC, while the women improve to 6-7 overall, 2-4 in ACC action.
Clemson returns to action next Saturday as the Tigers play host to Davidson in Clemson’s regular season finale.
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