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Clemson Swimming & Diving Teams Defeat In-State Rival South Carolina on Thursday

Clemson Swimming & Diving Teams Defeat In-State Rival South Carolina on Thursday

Oct. 16, 2003

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated South Carolina on Thursday afternoon at McHugh Natatorium. The Tiger men’s team won a 134-109 decision over the Gamecocks, while the women’s team defeated South Carolina by a score of 141-102. The Clemson men’s and women’s teams both improve to 2-0 on the season, while the Gamecock men and women both fall to 1-1. With the wins on Thursday, Tiger athletic teams remain undefeated in Solid Orange…One Clemson events, boasting a 6-0 overall record.

The victories over the Gamecocks were the first for head swimming and diving coach Chris Ip, who is in his second season as the Tigers’ head coach. The wins were also the first for Clemson over South Carolina since the 2000 season, when the Tiger men defeated the Gamecocks 122.5-120.5 and the women won a 153-88 decision over South Carolina at McHugh Natatorium.

In the men’s 400 medley relay, Clemson’s team of Mark Henly, Ryan Cassella, Rob Kummer and Derrick Mulder won the event with a time of 3:25.73. The Tigers’ 400 free relay team of Mulder, Bryce Herrington, Brent Hitchcock and Drew Scheerhorn took first place with a time of 3:07.20.

Scheerhorn won the 50 free for the Tigers with a time of 21.02, while Herrington took third place in the event (21.74). Hitchcock finished first in the 100 free for Clemson, posting a time of 47.54. In the 200 free, Jonathan Mengering took second place for the Tigers with a time of 1:42.78. Buddy Reed finished second in the 500 free (4:38.37), while Mengering placed third (4:38.50). Reed also took second place in the 1000 free with a time of 9:27.43, while Brett MacLennan finished third in the event (9:37.12).

The Tigers took the top three spots in the 200 back, with Henly winning the event in a time of 1:50.07, followed by Charlie Dillon in second (1:53.12) and Joel Johnson in third (1:53.56). Kummer and Tommy Rappold placed first and second in the 200 fly, with times of 1:52.77 and 1:54.03, respectively. Cassella finished second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:06.40, while MacLennan placed third in the event (2:08.63). In the 200 IM, Henly took second place (1:54.06), following by Jordan Raynovich in third with a time of 1:55.38.

In the one-meter diving competition, Eric Shulick finished in second place for the Tigers, scoring 253.80 points in the event. Clemson’s Marsh Lindley placed third in the three-meter, posting 248.63 points for the competition.

For the Clemson women’s team, the 400 medley relay team of Lindsey Kroeger, Lindsey Kroeger, Nicole Kroeger, Caroline Boden and Anseeuw placed second in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:31.64.

Kallie Deters took third place in the 50 free for the Tiger women, with a time of 24.47, while Anseeuw and Boden placed second and third in the 100 free with times of 52.76 and 53.18, respectively. Kim Routh won the 500 free (5:02.41) and the 1000 free (10:10.80), and finished third in the 200 free (1:54.35) for Clemson. Kim Cober took second place in the 500 free (5:05.02) and the 1000 free (10:12.62), while Nichole Carlton finished third in both events (500 free – 5:06.99, 1000 free – 10:30.37).

Clemson took first, second and third place in the 200 back, with Lindsey Kroeger winning (2:08.74), followed by Klaus in second place (2:09.58) and Briana Brotherson in third (2:10.07).

In the one-meter diving competition, Jessica Watcke took third place for the Tiger women’s team, posting 258.15 points in the event.

The Tigers will play host to Georgia on Saturday afternoon. The meet against the Bulldogs is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. and will be held at McHugh Natatorium.

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