Jan. 29, 2010
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men and women’s swimming and diving teams will host ACC opponent Duke on Saturday, January 30 at 1:00 p.m. in McHugh Natatorium. This will be the final dual meet of the season for the Tigers and they will be honoring their seniors before the meet.
The Tigers have 14 seniors, four male and 10 female, that will be recognized on Saturday afternoon. Between these seniors, eight of them are in Clemson’s All-time top 10, eight have been named to the ACC Honor Roll and hold 10 school records.
Clemson is entering this meet 5-4 (0-4 ACC) on the men’s side and 8-4 (2-3 ACC) on the women’s side. Duke’s women are 5-5 (2-5 ACC) and their men are 3-5 (2-4 ACC) on the season. These two teams met last season in Durham where the Tigers women won 159-141 but the Blue Devils men won 150.5-147.5. Clemson is currently 17-0 all-time on the women’s side and has a 21-18 advantage on the men’s side.
Some races to watch may include the women’s 100 butterfly where Clemson’s Katrina Obas against Duke’s Emily Barber.
For the men, the 50 free will feature Tiger sophomore Thomas Recko will go up against Duke’s Spencer Booth. Also senior diver David Giambra, who holds all Clemson’s diving records, will go up against Duke’s Jordan Long.
After this meet, the Tigers will prepare for the ACC Championships on February 17-20 in Chapel Hill, NC.
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