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Clemson Swimming & Diving Teams Hold Orange & White Meet Friday

Clemson Swimming & Diving Teams Hold Orange & White Meet Friday

Oct. 13, 2003

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams held their annual Orange & White intrasquad meet on Friday in McHugh Natatorium. The Orange team was made up of athletes who entered Clemson on an even year, while the White team consisted of those swimmers and divers who began their career at Clemson during an odd year. At the meet, Orange defeated White by a score of 238 to 213.

The meet was contested as a pentathlon, in which each athlete swam a 50 free, 100 fly, 100 back, 100 breast and 100 free, with the winner being the swimmer with the fastest combined time. The diving competition was a one-meter, six dive format.

On the women’s side, Lindsey Kroeger led all Tigers with a combined time of 4:30.78 for the Orange team. Freshman Christine Anseeuw took second place, leading the White team with a time of 4:33.67. Briana Brotherson, Mary Paulsen and Caroline Boden placed third, fourth and fifth with times of 4:37.32, 4:37.95 and 4:37.98, respectively. The Orange team took sixth, seventh and eighth place, behind performances from Sarah Deibler (4:39.48), Kelly Urso (4:40.02) and Courtney Humes (4:40.03). Aurelie Gresset finished ninth overall, posting a time of 4:44.06 for the White team, while Shelly Klaus rounded out the top 10, finishing with a time of 4:45.16 for the Orange team. The White team took the top three places on the men’s side, with Buddy Reed winning with a combined time of 3:55.14. Tommy Rappold and Brett MacLennan finished second and third with times of 3:56.64 and 3:59.61, respectively. Mark Henly led the Orange team, placing fourth overall with a time of 3:59.66. The Orange team took fifth through ninth place, as Charlie Dillon finished fifth (4:04.15), Jordan Raynovich finished sixth (4:04.72), James Stoffer finished seventh (4:05.64), Rob Kummer finished eighth (4:05.89) and Greg Middleton finished ninth (4:06.49). Joel Johnson took tenth place for the White team, finishing the five events in a combined time of 4:07.67.

In diving, Jessica Watcke won the women’s competition for the Orange team, posting 239 points, while Cristina Curtuneanu finished second with 234.05 points for the Orange team. Shastin Leathers took third place for the White team, posting 230.2 points. On the men’s side, Eric Shulick placed first for the White team (350 points), followed by Marsh Lindley for the Orange team (312.9 points) and Caleb Bye for the White team (283.9 points).

The Tigers will return to action on Thursday as they play host to South Carolina in Clemson’s fifth Solid Orange…One Clemson event. The meet will be held at McHugh Natatorium and is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.