March 20, 2009
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COLLEGE STATION, TX – Senior Michelle Parkhurst and freshman Kelli Kyle competed for Clemson at the 2009 NCAA Championships on Friday at the Student Rec Center Pool at Texas A&M. Parkhurst swam in the 200 free and 100 back, while Kyle participated in the 100 back.
Fresh off her second career All-America honors on Thursday, Parkhurst entered the 200 free with the 15th best time in the nation, a 1:45.11. She is the ACC record-holder in the event as well and was an honorable mention All-American last season. In 2009, however, Parkhurst was unable to advance to finals after putting in a 1:48.49.
Parkhurst and Kyle both competed in the 100 backstroke as well. They currently sit first and second in school history, respectively. Parkhurst put in a 54.42 and Kyle a 55.30 in prelims. Neither of the times was fast enough to earn a spot in finals on Friday night.
The Tigers will now rest in preparation for Saturday’s final day of events. Parkhurst will swim in the 200 backstroke, while Rachel Regone will compete in the 100 freestyle. The two will then team up with Alex Allen and Lauren Sindall for the 400 free relay, the final event of the championships.
The Tigers currently sit in 28th place with four points, garnered on their 15th-place finish in the 200 free relay on Thursday. The all-inclusive link above has live video, results, and other resources from the 2009 NCAA Championships.
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