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North Carolina Tops Clemson in Swimming and Diving Meet

Jan. 10, 2009

Final Stats

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson Swimming and Diving team hosted the nationally-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels, falling 180-118 on the men’s side and 174-124 on the women’s side. The men fall to 2-4 (0-4 ACC), while the women are now 3-4 (1-3 ACC). The Tar Heels, the #13 men’s and #14 women’s teams improve to 4-2 (2-0 ACC) on the season.

David Giambra then put in a 335.03, a school record on the one-meter, and later won the three-meter event as well, ending an eight-day stretch which included meets in three states. Giambra now holds the school record in the one and three-meter events.

The Tiger men got off to a quick start, taking first and third in the 200 medley relay. Freshman Myles Oliver came in down the stretch in the freestyle and edged UNC’s Bert Cebertowicz for the win. On the women’s side, Clemson took the runner-up spot.

The women had a good showing in the 1000 free with Cassy LaRussa taking second in 10:01.30 and junior Mandy Snell finishing fourth.

Michelle Parkhurst took a win in the 200 free, defeating Katura Harvey, who had just come off a win in the 1000 free. Parkhurst followed that up with a second-place finish in the 100 back, and later won the 200 back.

Freshman Meggie Mizelle took third place in 57.75 seconds.

Junior Tom Recko won the 200 back in 1:48.91, and took third in the 100 back. Freshman Chris Dart picked up a win in the 200 IM and a second-place finish in the 100 back in 50.60.

Katrina Obas picked up two wins on the afternoon with victories in the 100 breast and 200 IM, and added a runner-up finish in the 200 breast.

The Tigers will return to action on Jan. 17 with a meet at Florida State and then will return home to honor its seniors in a meet on Jan. 24 at noon.