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Tiger Swimming & Diving Picks Up Two Victories In Charlottesville

Tiger Swimming & Diving Picks Up Two Victories In Charlottesville

Oct. 28, 2006

Complete Results

Charlottesville, VA- The Clemson Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams concluded their two day meet Saturday from the Virginia Aquatic and Fitness Center in Charlottesville, VA. Behind a strong showing from their sprint squad, the men’s team improved their record to 3-2 (2-2 ACC). The Tigers defeated Virginia Tech 191-162 and Penn State 201-152, but dropped their meet against Virginia 149-202. The Lady Tigers didn’t fair as well as they fell to Virginia 127-226, Penn State 107.5-245.5, and Virginia Tech 156-197. The Lady Tigers record is now 2-4 (2-3 ACC) on the year.

The Saturday session started off well for Clemson as the team of Jay Crout, Attila Ruszka, Adam Farnham, and Adam Farnham (50.79) touched the wall in second place in the 100 butterfly. Daniel Mengering (1:41.84) and Brett MacLennan (1:42.31) claimed fourth and fifth place in the 200 freestyle. In the 400 IM, Andy Bergren (4:03.04) and Matt Angelini (4:05.33) also placed fourth and fifth. In the last event of the day, the team of Stephen Russell, Regone, MacLennan and Farnham finished in second.

The second day of competition started off well for the Lady Tigers as well as the 200 medley relay of Michelle Parkhurst, Alexandra Barsanti, Agata Nowak, and Rachel Regone finished third with a time of 1:45.98. In the 1000 freestyle, Cassy LaRussa (10:12.55) placed fourth, and Summer O’Donnell (10:20.41) finished seventh. Rachel Regone (23.44) took second, and Lauren Sindall (24.30) placed fifth in the 50 freestyle. After winning the 200 backstroke last night, Parkhurst tightened her stranglehold on the ACC in the backstroke events as she won the 100 backstroke (56.45) by over a second. Barsanti was the top Lady Tiger finisher in the 200 breaststroke as she tied for sixth place (2:21.76). Katrina Obas placed sixth for the Lady Tigers in the 400 IM with a stellar time of 4:31.88. To close out the meet, the all sophomore 400 freestyle relay of Regone, Parkhurst, LaRussa, and Sindall finished third with a collective time of 3:29.81.

Both Tiger teams will next travel to Columbia for an in-state showdown with South Carolina. The meet will be Friday, November 3 at 5:00 pm.

Final Scores:

MEN: Clemson def. Penn State 201-152 Virginia def. Clemson 202-149 Clemson def. Virginia Tech 191-162 Virginia def. Penn State 229-124 Virginia Tech def. Penn State 189.5-163.5 Virginia def. Virginia Tech 206.5-146.5

WOMEN: Penn State def. Clemson 245.50-107.50 Virginia def. Clemson 226-127 Virginia Tech def. Clemson 197-156 Penn State def. Virginia 192-161 Penn State def. Virginia Tech 243-110 Virginia def. Virginia Tech 217-136