Nov. 12, 2001
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s 200 free relay team broke a 14 year old pool record last Friday at McHugh Natatorium against the eighth-ranked Florida Gators. The relay team of juniors Jenna Burtch and Elise Theiler, and seniors Patty Hider and Caroline Peterson finished the event in a time of 1:34.41. The previous pool record of 1:34.76 was set in 1987 by the University of Virginia.
Junior Gregor Govse continued his winning ways this past weekend by earning a first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.77. Govse remains undefeated in the breaststroke events this season as he has won the 200 breaststroke in each of the first two meets as well. Govse won the 200 breaststroke against Virginia in a time of 2:04.62, and he earned first-place honors against Florida State with a time of 2:04.50. Sophomore Ryan Cassella has forced his teammate to earn each of his wins in the breaststroke events this season. Cassella posted second-place finishes in the 200 breaststroke against Virginia (2:07.16), and Florida State (2:05.08). Cassella added a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke last Friday against Florida with a time of 57.10.
Both the Clemson men and women’s swimming and diving teams will return to action on Friday, Nov. 16, against the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. The meet will be held at Carolina Natatorium in Columbia, SC, and the first event is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m.
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