Dec. 21, 1999
BOCA RATON, FL – The Clemson women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams defeated Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, FL, on Tuesday. The men took a 142-117 victory to improve their record to 4-0, the best start for the men’s program since the team opened the 1990-91 season with a 5-0 record. The record for the best start for the men is 7-0 (1976-77 and 1988-89). The women moved to 5-2 after defeating the Owls 186-79 then beating Oregon State 126-77 in the tri-meet.
Individual winners for the men included sophomore Kenny Roberts with a time of 1:43.27 in the 200 free and sophomore Andy Meek with a time of 4:40.25 in the 500 free. Freshman Jenna Burtch led the women’s team, winning the 50 free in 24.23 and the 100 free in 52.05, while rookie Liz Dwors won the 500 free in 4:56.28 and the 1000 free with a time of 10:08.46. Junior Charli Reasons placed first in the 200 free (1:54.81), and sophomore Nina Douglas won the 200 back with a time of 2:06.89.
In the diving events, junior Betsy Potter won the one-meter event with a score of 273.75 and the three-meter competition with a score of 262.88. Freshman Craig Thomas won the men’s one-meter diving competition, scoring 290.78 points.
Clemson will compete at North Carolina on January 8.
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