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Clemson Swimming Falls To Virginia, Rice In Season Opener

Oct. 27, 2001

Final Stats

CLEMSON, SC – Due to a malfunction in the computer network between the timing and scoring systems on Saturday, multiple events were scored incorrectly. However, the only event which affected the outcome of the meet was the women’s 50 free. The original score listed Rice University’s Mandy Mularz as the second-place finisher. Mularz actually finished the event with a time of 23.33, thus earning first-place honors. Rice coach Doug Boyd was the first to spot the error, which led to a closer investigation of the meet scoring. It was then recognized that the 50 free times for Clemson’s Elise Thieler and Rice swimmer Katie Carrie were switched. This switch resulted in a four-point change to the final score for both Rice and Clemson, resulting in a 102-102 tie.

Complete list of changes in the meet scoring

Event 7 Women 50 Free1. Mandy Mularz            JR      RU      23.332. Megan Roesch            SR      UVA     23.673. Carrie Ellis            FR      UVA     24.113. Andrea Georoff          FR      UVA     24.225. Elise Thieler           JR      CU      24.226. Patty Hider             SR      CU      24.367. Caroline Peterson       SR      CU      24.638. Katie Hermann           SR      RU      24.679. Lindsey Crane           JR      UVA     24.8410. Jennifer Hippert       FR      CU      25.0711. Katie Carey            SO      RU      25.20-- Caitlin Anderson        SR      UVA     X25.11-- Beverly Chin            SR      CU      X25.92

Event 12 Men 3 mtr Diving 1. Craig Thomas SO CU 286.58 2. Pete Amstutz SO UVA 264.53 3. Eric Shulick FR CU 264.45

Event 22 Men 1 mtr Diving 1. Pete Amstutz SO UVA 299.48 2. Eric Shulick FR CU 269.85 3. Craig Thomas SO CU 269.70

Women’s Final Score Clemson University 102 Rice University 102

CLEMSON, S.C. — Both the Clemson men’s and women’s teams fell to the Virginia Cavaliers and the Women were also defeated by the Rice Owls in swimming and diving action at McHugh Natatorium on Saturday. The Virginia men defeated the Clemson men 148-89, and the Virginia women defeated the Clemson women 155-87. The Rice women also defeated the Clemson women by a score of 106-98.

Clemson 400 medley relay team has strong showing

Sophomore Kate Walker had a part in two Clemson event victories on the day. She was a member of the Clemson 400 medley relay team that dominated the field by finishing almost ten full seconds ahead of the competition. Walker was joined by juniors Jenna Burtch and Elise Thieler, and senior Mandy Commons to help the team to a time of 3:48.69, while the closest competition finished in 3:58.40. Walker also earned a first-place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:05.47.

Freshman Shastin Leathers earned a second-place finish in the 3m diving competition in her first career dual meet for the Tigers. Leathers earned a score of 220.95, which proved to be just enough to edge out teammate Amy Tolley, who finished third with a score of 219.60. Mandy Commons also earned a second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:20.73.

Tigers win a few and finish second in multiple events

Junior Gregor Govse claimed victory in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:04.62 and sophomore teammate Craig Thomas won the men’s 1m diving competition with a score of 286.58. Sophomore Ryan Cassella finished just behind teammate Gregor Govse in the 200 breaststroke in second-place with a time of 2:07.16. The Tiger 400 medley relay team, which included Gregor Govse and sophomores Mark Henly, Rob Kummer and Drew Scheerhorn, earned a second-place finish with a time of 3:25.17. Sophomore Travis Taylor also earned a second-place finish in the 1000 freestyle by finishing with a time of 9:33.86. Sophomore Brent Hitchcock led the Tigers in the 200 free with a second-place time of 1:42.68. Freshman Derrick Mulder, appearing in his first dual meet as a Tiger, claimed a second-place finish in the 50 free with a time of 21.45. Drew Scheerhorn finished second for the Tigers in the 100 free with a time of 46.61. The Tiger 400 free relay team of freshmen Derrick Mulder and Thomas Rappold, junior Josh Williams, and senior Matt Wilson also finished second with a time of 3:09.71.

Tigers return to action on Nov. 3 against FSU

Tiger fans have the chance to cheer Clemson to an attempted sweep of the Florida State Seminoles in the pool and on the football field next Saturday. The swimming and diving teams will begin action at 10 a.m. at McHugh Natatorium.