Feb. 21, 2008
The second day of the Women’s Swimming ACC Championships has proved to be a fast meet overall. Many of the Tigers have stepped up for the occasion, following Michelle Parkhurst’s ACC record in the 200 free yesterday, inclding a top-two time from Katrina Obas.
Juniors Rachel Regone and Lauren Sindall emerged from the field of more than 72 swimmers to grab a place in the finals of the 50 free, with Regone putting in the third best time, a 22.72, and Sindall swimming a 23.15 to pick up seventh. The finals will be held this evening. Regone is still the only Tiger swimmer to ever touch in at less than 23.02 in the event, and has done so several times.
In 200 IM prelim action, the Tigers received big performances from Katrina Obas and Carmen Groenewoud. Obas recorded the second-best time in Clemson history at 2:01.76, an NCAA-B mark. She will compete with the top eight swimmers for the ACC title this evening. Groenewoud moved to ninth on Clemson’s all-time top ten with a 2:04.47 to assure the Tigers two top-16 finishers.
In the 500 free, Summer O’Donnell put in an NCAA-B 4:52.34, while Cassy LaRussa and Sarah Smith also finished in the top 16 in preliminaries, assuring the Tigers of three top-16 finishers in the 500 free.
Men’s three-meter results and women one-meter results will be available Thursday night. Finals can be followed on ACC Select and with live results at www.theacc.com
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