Jan. 7, 2002
MIAMI, FL – Both the Clemson men and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated the Miami Hurricanes and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in action on Saturday at Whitten Union Pool in Miami, FL. The men defeated Miami by a score of 127-43 and Rutgers by a score of 118-86. The Tiger women earned victories over Miami by a score of 133-68 and Rutgers by a score of 113.5-89.5.
In women’s action, the Clemson 400 medley relay team of Kate Walker, Mandy Commons, Courtney Humes, and Nina Douglas won the event with a time of 3:54.86. Elise Theiler earned a first-place finish in the 50 free with a time of 24.13, while teammate Caroline Peterson finished third in the event with a time of 24.81. Meaghan Murphy won the 200 fly with a time of 2:05.83, and fellow Tiger Emily Hustead finished fifth in the event with a time of 2:07.81.
Kate Walker and Mandy Commons and Katie Brown also claimed the top two spots in the 200 breast. Commons won the event in a time of 2:21.94 and Brown finished second with a time of 2:25.49.
Emily Hustead finished 3-4 in the 500 free with times of 5:09.17, and 5:09.49, respectively.
The Tiger 400 free relay of Caroline Peterson, and Elise Theiler claimed first-place honors with a time of 3:31.93. Burtch also claimed a second-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 52.39.
On the men’s side, the 400 medley relay team of Mark Henly, Gregor Govse, Rob Kummer, and Matt Wilson won the event with a time of 3:27.11. Clemson’s second relay team of German Martinez, Ryan Cassella, Thomas Rappold, and Kenny Roberts finished in second-place with a time of 3:28.02.
Mark Henly finished fourth with a time of 1:44.59. Rob Kummer won the 200 fly with a time of 1:54.11. Fellow Tigers Thomas Rappold and James Stoffer finished 3-4 in the event as well. Rappold earned a third-place finish with a time of 1:55.99, and Stoffer finished fourth with a time of 1:56.79.
Gregor Govse won the 200 breast with a time of 2:06.40, and teammate Ryan Cassella finished second with a time of 2:07.16. Matt Norman also earned fourth-place honors in the event with a time of 2:08.88.
German Martinez and Buddy Reed finished 3-4 with times of 1:53.56, and 1:57.23, respectively. Travis Taylor posted a second-place finish in the 500 free with a time of 4:39.90.
The Clemson men’s 400 free relay team of Matt Wilson, David Liebers, and Thomas Rappold earned third-place honors with a time of 3:18.71.
With the victories this weekend the Clemson men improve to 3-3 overall and the women improve their overall mark to 3-3-1. Both the Clemson men and women’s teams will compete again on Jan. 13, when they travel to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. The first event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
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