March 17, 2006
Athens, GA- Michelle Parkhurst continued her outstanding freshman season Friday morning as she competed in the preliminary heats of the 100 backstroke from Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, GA. Parkhurst finished the event with a time of 54.92 to finish 24th. This was only the second time in Clemson history that a Lady Tiger broke the 55 second barrier in the 100 back, a feat Parkhurst accomplished at the 2006 ACC Championships.
Kim Routh also swam the 200 freestyle this morning. Fresh off of her 13th place finish in the 500 freestyle Thursday night, Routh finished the preliminary heats in 50th place with a time of 1:50.23.
The Lady Tigers currently have four points after Routh’s finish in the 500 freestyle, good for 28th place overall. Since neither Parkhurst or Routh will be participating in tonight’s finals, they will be getting geared up for the last day of competition on Saturday. Parkhurst will be swimming in the preliminary heats of the 200 backstroke, where she is seeded 23rd. Routh will be competing in the timed finals of the 1650 freestyle, an event which she is seeded 10th. The morning session will begin at 11 am.
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