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Cober Finishes Eighth In The 500 Free To Lead The Tigers At The ACC Championships

Cober Finishes Eighth In The 500 Free To Lead The Tigers At The ACC Championships

Feb. 19, 2004


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Tiger women’s swimming and diving team is in a tie for seventh place with 105 points after two days of competition at the 2004 ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships. Florida State is currently leading all teams with 233 points, followed by North Carolina and Virginia in second and third with 227 and 219 points, respectively.

In the finals of the 500 free, Kim Cober finished in eighth place for Clemson with a time of 4:56.97. Cober recorded a career-fastest time of 4:52.01 in the preliminary round of the event to reach Thursday’s final. Kim Routh placed 10th overall (second in the B-final) with a season-best time of 4:50.50 in the event. Nichole Carlton finished in 17th place (first in the C-final), while Aurelie Gresset took 24th (eighth in the C-final) with times of 4:56.57 and 5:04.33, respectively.

In the 200 IM, the Tigers’ Lindsey Kroeger and Kate Walker finished 18th and 22nd overall (second and sixth in the C-final). Kroeger finished the event with a time of 2:05.06, while Walker recorded a time of 2:06.86.

Kallie Deters was the Tigers’ top finisher in the 50 free, recording a career-best time of 23.71 in the event for a 10th-place overall finish (second in the B-final). Courtney Humes finished 16th overall (eighth in the B-final) with a time of 23.98, while Ashley Shafer placed 23rd (seventh in the C-final) with a time of 24.32.

In the 200 free relay, Clemson’s team of Humes, Amanda Vaughan, Christine Anseeuw and Deters took fifth place in the event, posting a season-fastest time of 1:34.81.

Competition will resume on Friday, Feb. 20 with the preliminary rounds beginning at 11:00 a.m. and the finals commencing at 7:00 p.m.