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Tiger Men’s Swimming & Diving Team Moves Into Second Place At Nike Cup

Tiger Men’s Swimming & Diving Team Moves Into Second Place At Nike Cup

Nov. 22, 2003


CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Clemson men’s swimming and diving team has moved into second place after the second day of competition at the Nike Cup in Chapel Hill, NC, while the Tiger women’s team remains in third place through two days of competition. Saturday is the third and final day of the meet, which is being held at Koury Natatorium on North Carolina’s campus.

Twelfth-ranked Tennessee leads the men’s competition with 677 points, while the Tiger men are in second with 370 points. Virginia Tech is currently in third place with 369 points, followed by North Carolina (357 points) and Kentucky (297 points), who are fourth and fifth, respectively, and in a tie for 21st in the national polls.

In the women’s competition, #15 North Carolina is the leader with 616 points, followed by #16 Michigan in second place with 504 points. The Tigers have accumulated 332 points for third place and Virginia Tech (290 points) and Louisiana State (199 points) round out the top five teams in the meet.

Buddy Reed led the Clemson men’s team in the 400 IM, placing third with a time of 3:56.57. Jordan Raynovich finished seventh (3:59.26), while Brett MacLennan placed 13th (3:59.15) in the event. Ryan Cassella finished third in the 100 breast for the Tigers (55.18), while MacLennan finished 19th (58.68).

In the 100 fly, Tommy Rappold took fourth place for the Tigers with a time of 48.59, while Mark Henly finished 15th (49.88). Rappold and Drew Scheerhorn finished in a tie for fifth place in the 100 back (49.76), while Joel Johnson placed 10th in the event (50.67). Jonathan Mengering, Greg Middleton and Reed placed 14th (1:40.72), 17th (1:41.58) and 18th (1:42.13), respectively, in the 200 free for Clemson.

In the 200 medley relay, Clemson’s team of Henly, Cassella, Rappold and Scheerhorn finished third with a time of 1:29.72, while the Tigers’ Johnson, MacLennan, Kummer and Bryce Herrington placed ninth (1:32.95). Clemson’s team of Charlie Dillon, Scheerhorn, Middleton and Mengering took third place in the 800 free relay (6:42.52). Brent Hitchcock, Brian Regone, Raynovich and Henly finished ninth in the event with a time of 6:46.28.

Kim Routh led the Tiger women’s team, taking second place in the 200 free with a time of 1:49.30. Christine Anseeuw and Nicole Kroeger placed 11th (1:52.41) and 12th (1:53.72), respectively, for Clemson, while Kim Cober finished 15th in the consolation finals with a time of 1:53.08 in the 200 free. Lindsey Kroeger was the runner-up in the 100 back for Clemson, posting a time of 55.84. Kate Walker finished 11th (57.98) and Kelly Urso was 15th (58.44) in the event.

In the 100 breast, Caitlin Bissell placed fifth with a time of 1:03.88, while Ashley Shafer and Sarah Cefalu finished eighth and 14th with times of 1:04.92 and 1:06.05, respectively. In the 400 IM, Sarah Cefalu (4:39.11) placed 15th, 18th and 20th, respectively for Clemson. Janell Brodrick finished 17th in the 100 fly for the Tigers with a time of 57.97.

The Tigers’ team of Nicole Kroeger, Anseeuw, Cober and Routh took sixth place, finishing the event with a time of 7:32.88.