Dec. 20, 1999
CORAL GABLES, FL – The Clemson women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams defeated Miami in Coral Gables, FL, on Friday. The women took a 127-102 victory, while the men won 136-87 after winning each swimming event.
Junior Will Rogers and senior Adam Porter each won two events to lead the men’s team. Rogers took first in the 50 free at 21.10 and won the 100 free in 46.87. Porter won the 100 back with a time of 51.71 and the 200 IM in 1:57.22. Sophomore Andy Meek won the 500 free in 4:43.52, and sophomore Joey Tighe won the 1000 free in 9:45.17.
Senior Rob Etheridge took first place in the 100 fly at 51.30, and sophomore Sean Wallace won the 100 breast in 1:00.00. Sophomore Kenny Roberts won the 200 free in 1:42.81. The 200 medley relay team of Porter, Jano Dubreuil, Matt Stone and Brett Walker placed first with a time of 1:34.33.
The Tiger rookies led the way for the women’s team, taking first place in seven events. Jenna Burtch won the 50 free in 24.21 and the 100 free in 52.31. Liz Dwors won the 200 free (1:52.86) and the 500 free (5:01.67), and Catherine Blaney placed first with a time of 10:24.56 in the 1000 free. Krystal Ball placed first with a time of 59.51 in the 100 back, and Mandy Commons was first in the 100 breast (1:05.07).
Sophomore Ginny Kirouac won the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.26. Both Clemson relay teams were victorious, with the 200 medley relay team (Ball, Commons, Katie Mizell and Burtch) recording a time of 1:47.19 and the 200 free relay team (Elise Thieler, Charli Reasons, Amber Odvody and Emily Hustead) recording a time of 1:40.55.
In the diving events, Craig Thomas was sixth in the three-meter event with a score of 251.70. For the women, Betsy Potter was sixth with a score of 236.15 on the one-meter board and eighth at 240.10 on the three-meter board.
Clemson will compete against Florida Atlantic and Oregon State on Tuesday at 11 a.m. With the win, the men’s team improves to 3-0 and the women are 3-2.
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