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Swimming Teams Fall to Virginia, Beat Virginia Tech

November 2, 1998

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Virginia men’s swimming team defeated Clemson 151-92 in a dual meet on Saturday in Charlottesville. The Cavalier women’s team took a 130-113 win over the Tigers. Four Clemson swimmers recorded NCAA provisional qualifying times at the meet.

Senior Wendy Henson won the 200 free with a time of 1:50.11, a NCAA B Qualifying Standard. Junior Jennifer Mihalik, a 1998 All-American, won the 200 back with a provisional qualifying time of 1:59.73. Freshman Cami Sink qualified provisionally in the 200 IM after winning the event in 2:03.40. Junior Erin Schatz, an All-American last season, won two events, taking the 500 free in 4:54.69 and the 1000 free in 10:01.62. Her time in the 500 free qualified her provisionally for the NCAAs.

For the men’s team, sophomore Razvan Petcu qualified provisionally after winning the 50 free with a time of 20.31. Petcu also won the 100 free, recording a time of 45.08. The 400 free relay team took first place with a time of 3:07.32.

CLEMSON DEFEATS VIRGINIA TECH The Clemson swimming teams defeated Virginia Tech on Sunday. The women took a 165-78 victory, while the men won by a margin of 176-67. Freshman Cami Sink qualified provisionally for the NCAAs with a time of 4:24.13 to win the 400 IM.

The women won nine of 13 events. Junior Erin Schatz won the 200 free with a time of 1:53.20 and the 100 back in 58.95. Senior Kathy Lowry placed first in the 50 free with a time of 23.90, and Amy Suppinger won the 100 fly in 57.18.

Junior Jen Mihalik took first place in the 100 free (51.80) and senior Wendy Henson placed first in the 500 free (4:58.87). The Tigers took first place in the 200 medley relay (1:48.09) and the 200 free relay (1:37.09).

The men won 12 of 13 events at the meet. Freshman Kenny Roberts placed first in the 100 free (46.87) and the 200 free (1:42.61), while sophomore Razvan Petcu took first in the 50 free (20.75) and the 100 fly (50.92). Freshman Matt Wilson won the 400 IM with a time of 4:07.13 and sophomore Tim Collis led all swimmers in the 100 back (51.07). Freshman Andy Meek won the 500 free with a time of 4:40.34 and freshman Sean Wallace won the 100 breast (58.73).

Clemson won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:37.46 and the 200 free relay in 1:24.64. Sophomore diver Jay Thomas won the 3-meter diving competition and sophomore Andy Garrett won the 1-meter competition.

The Clemson women’s swimming team ranks 25th nationally, according to the Speedo America’s College Swimming Coaches Association. The Tigers received 20 votes in the poll.


Wendy Henson 200 Free: 1:50.11 (UVA)

Jennifer Mihalik 200 Back: 1:59.73 (UVA)

Razvan Petcu 50 Free: 20.31 (UVA)

Erin Schatz 500 Free: 4:54.69 (UVA)

Cami Sink 200 IM: 2:03.40 (UVA) 400 IM: 4:24.13 (VAT)