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Men’s Swimming & Diving Puts Two In Finals For Tonight’s Session

Men’s Swimming & Diving Puts Two In Finals For Tonight’s Session

Feb. 22, 2007

Day 2 – Preliminary Round Results

Chapel Hill, NC – On a fast second day of competition from Koury Natatorium at the ACC Championships, the Clemson Men’s Swimming and Diving team held their own as nine different Tigers earned second swims for tonight. Mark Vahle and Attila Ruszka each placed in the top eight for Clemson, and will have a chance at the title in their respective events.

To start the morning, senior Brett MacLennan swam a career best time in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:31.72. MacLennan finished 20th in the event. Junior Sean Geary (4:31.75) and sophomore Daniel Mengering (4:34.35) placed 21st and 24th, respectively. Ruszka then stepped up for Clemson as he swam the 7th fastest time of the morning in the 200 IM. He touched the wall in 1:49.86, bettering his career best time of 1:49.99 from last year’s ACC meet. Freshman Matt Angelini (1:50.38) tied the sixth best time in school history to finish 10th in the 200 event. Andy Bergren (1:51.82) finished 21st. In the 50 freestyle, Vahle swam his fastest time of the season as he sprinted to a time of 20.06. He will be seeded fourth for tonight’s finals. Stephen Russell (20.61), and Jay Crout (20.85) swam career best times to finish 13th, and 21st, respectively. On the one-meter board, David Giambra placed 14th with a six-dive score of 259.45. Marco Raye finished 17th with a total score of 241.80.

Tonight’s finals session for the 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle, and 200 freestyle relay will start at 7 p.m. A live broadcast can be viewed at the ACC Select website.