Nov. 18, 2010
CLEMSON–The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will take part in the three-day Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta this weekend. The event will last from Friday, November 19 until Sunday, November 21 and will include 12 teams from across the country.
The participants include Air Force, Emory, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida State, Gardner-Webb, Miami, Michigan State, N.C. State, and Texas A&M. The field is filled with some of the best squads in the nation, according to the CSCAA Top 25 poll. Florida’s men’s and women’s teams are both ranked 4th nationally, Texas A&M boasts the 8th-best women’s program and the 17th-best men’s program, and Florida State’s men’s squad in ranked 20th in the country.
“We are excited to travel to Georgia Tech and compete in one of the finest aquatic facilities in the USA,” Head Coach Christopher Ip said. “We will get valuable experience competing mid-season in the facility where our ACC Championships will be held in February. Our competition will span a multitude of conferences across the country and give our Tigers the opportunity to compete against some elite swimmers and divers.”
The Tigers go into the meet with 2-1 records on both the men’s and women’s sides. For the men, Lucas Gerotto is also one of the conference’s top swimmers in the 200 butterfly this season. The women will look to Meg Anderson for more top-ten performances in the sprints. Tori Cervone has been productive in the backstroke and IM, as well. Diving has also been a strength of the team, as Brooke George and Cassie Self have both qualified for NCAA Zone Championships.
Live stats will be available throughout the weekend at http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/livestats/c-swim/.
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