Feb. 21, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Clemson women’s swimming and diving team finished in fifth place at the 2004 ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, scoring 294.50 points overall in the meet that was held in Charlottesville, VA. On Saturday, the final day of competition, Janell Brodrick and Kim Cober posted sixth-place finishes in the 200 fly and the 1650 free, respectively, to lead the Tigers.
Virginia won the ACC Championship, scoring 675 points overall, while North Carolina finished second with 623.50 points. Florida State took third place (611) and Maryland placed fourth (506) at the conference meet. The Tigers posted 294.50 points for fifth place, followed by Georgia Tech in sixth with 282 points. Duke and NC State finished seventh and eighth with 262 and 229 points, respectively.
Cober took sixth place to lead the Tigers in the 1650 free with a time of 16:39.56. Kim Routh finished in 12th place (16:51.68), while Nichole Carlton placed 14th overall (16:57.75).
Brodrick recorded a time of 2:02.30 in the 200 fly for a sixth-place finish in the event. Brodrick’s time was a Clemson season-best mark in the 200 fly.
Kate Walker placed eighth in the championship finals of the 200 back with a time of 2:04.93. Walker posted a season-fastest time of 2:02.59 in the preliminary round to reach Saturday night’s final. Lindsey Kroeger finished 11th in the consolation finals of the event with a time of 2:03.13.
Four Tigers placed in the consolation finals of the 200 breast. Ashley Shafer took ninth place with a career-best time of 2:19.08, while Caitlin Bissell posted a personal-best time of 2:19.86 for an 11th-place finish. Aurelie Gresset and Sarah Cefalu took 13th and 16th place in the event with times of 2:22.56 and 2:23.57, respectively.
In the 100 free, Christine Anseeuw finished in a tie for 10th place in the consolation finals, posting a time of 51.67. Amanda Vaughan placed 12th overall (51.85) and Courtney Humes was 18th (52.63) in the event for Clemson.
In the 400 free relay, the Tigers’ team of Vaughan, Kallie Deters, Nicole Kroeger and Anseeuw placed fourth with a season-fastest time of 3:26.20.
The Tiger men’s swimming and diving team will begin competition at the 2004 ACC Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships on Wednesday, Feb. 25 in Charlottesville. The Clemson women’s team will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 28 at a Last Chance Meet to be held in Athens, GA.
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