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Clemson Swimming & Diving Teams To Play Host To North Carolina On Saturday

Clemson Swimming & Diving Teams To Play Host To North Carolina On Saturday

Jan. 16, 2003

The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will play host to the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday at noon. Due to renovations of Clemson’s McHugh Natatorium, the meet will be held at the Spartanburg Middle Tyger YMCA in Spartanburg, SC. The diving competition for the meet will be held at the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatic Center in Charlotte, NC and is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m.

The Tiger women’s team has a 6-4 record in dual meets and a 1-1 record in the ACC. Clemson defeated Georgia Tech last weekend by a score of 156-87 in Atlanta. The Tigers were led by freshman Kim Routh, who took first place in the 200 and 1000 free against the Yellow Jackets. Routh was also a member of the Tigers’ winning 400 free relay team.

The Clemson men’s team improved to 6-2 overall (2-0 ACC) after winning a 159-84 decision over the Yellow Jackets last weekend. Mark Henly and Craig Thomas led the Tigers in the meet, with Henly winning the 200 back and the 200 IM, and Thomas taking first in both the one and three-meter diving competitions.

The Tar Heel women’s team is 9-1 overall (3-0 ACC) and is currently ranked 11th by the College Swimming Coaches Association. The team most recently defeated N.C. State by a score of 191-109. North Carolina’s men’s team, ranked 14th in the CSCAA poll, is 5-3 in dual meets and 1-1 in the ACC. The Tar Heel men defeated Rutgers but lost to Florida State in their most recent competition.