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Clemson Swimming & Diving Defeats All Contenders At FAU Invite

Clemson Swimming & Diving Defeats All Contenders At FAU Invite

Jan. 3, 2007

Complete Results

Boca Raton, FL – The Clemson Men’s and Women’s Swimming teams came out victorious on their training trip meet Wednesday from the FAU Pool in Boca Raton, FL. The Lady Tigers were led by Michelle Parkhurst who totaled three wins as Clemson defeated Florida Atlantic 105-80, Missouri State 138-47, and Rice 99-70. The Lady Tigers are now 6-4 (2-3 ACC) on the season. Attila Ruszka picked up two wins and a second place to lead the Clemson men past Florida Atlantic 139-46 and past Missouri State 126-59. The men’s team is now 6-2 (2-2 ACC).

The Lady Tigers started off the meet by finishing second and third in the first two events. The 200 medley relay team of Michelle Parkhurst (1:53.34) won the 200 freestyle, and Katrina Obas was the top Lady Tiger finisher in the 200 IM, as she came in with a time of 2:10.28 to place second. Regone again led the Clemson sprinters, this time in the 100 freestyle, as she finished second with a time of 52.44. Parkhurst (58.58) took her second win of the day in the 100 backstroke, and was followed by Katrina Obas (1:07.46) who placed third. The Lady Tigers closed out the meet by winning the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Sindall, Parkhurst, Toni Kroll, and Deters touched out the relay from Rice by just .01.

On the men’s side, Clemson left no doubt as they took victories in nine of the 11 events. The 200 medley relay of Attila Ruszka, Attila Ruszka, Andy Bergren swept 1-2-3 in the 200 IM after Vahle’s victory. In the next event, the 100 butterfly, newcomers Jason Chatlosh (51.30) took first, and Adam Farnham (51.80) finished third. Crout (52.06) and Johnson (52.46) dominated the 100 backstroke field, and then watched freshman Matt Angelini pick up his first career victory in the 500 freestyle (4:41.63). In the final individual event of the day, Ruszka (58.58), Bergren (58.89), and MacLennan (1:00.19) finished first, second, and third.

Clemson will next be in action tomorrow as the Tiger divers compete at the Georgia Diving Invitational, and will return as a full team against Gardner-Webb and Davidson on January 11.