Feb. 5, 2011
ATLANTA, Ga – The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept Emory University on Saturday afternoon. The women’s team picked up a 162-132 victory to improve its season record to 4-5. The men’s team won by a score of 153-138 to run its record to 6-3 overall.
“Our staff is very pleased with our team victories over Emory today,” Head Coach Christopher Ip said. “It is always nice to bring the momentum of a team win into the ACC Championships. This was our senior meet and I am glad that our seniors came to play becoming catalysts for the team. Four out of the six seniors came away with wins for the Tigers. I would like to thank our parents and fans that have made every travel meet seem like a home event.”
Both squads dominated the top of the leaderboard in many events. Meggie Mizelle (2:05.00), Sarah Bechard (2:06.02), and Kelly McGee (2:07.12) finished 1-2-3 in the 200 butterfly. Bechard (57.87), Kelsey Krauss (57.90), and Maddie Tarantolo (58.59) did the same in the 100 butterfly.
Sarah Smith won the 1000 freestyle in 10:09.38, and she also won the 500 freestyle in 5:00.74. Ali Polhill won the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.92 seconds. Tori Cervone picked up a win in the 200 backstroke in 2:04.57.
Krauss (1:53.79) and Hannah Collins finished in second place in the 200 breaststroke in 2:22.97.
On the men’s side, Anderson Sloan (57.67) swept the top three places in the 100 breaststroke. Chris Reinke (21.16), Seth Broster (21.20), and Derek Barre (21.26) continued that trend in the 50 freestyle.
Reinke (46.36) teamed with Steven Gasparini (47.05) to sweep the top spots in the 100 freestyle. Lucas Gerotto (1:54.79) swept the 200 backstroke.
David Gordon also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:43.03.
Gordon finished in second place with 1:53.90 in the 200 butterfly. Schindler was second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:06.21.
The Tigers also got some strong performances from the diving corps. Brooke George won in both the one-meter (295.80) and three-meter (307.13). Cassie Self and Elizabeth Tatum finished behind her in the one-meter, while Emily Howard and Self immediately followed her in the three-meter.
Pat Chamberlain won the three-meter with a score of 276.82 and finished third in the one-meter. Austin Braver also had strong performances in both events.
The Tigers will be back in the pool for the ACC Championships in Atlanta, GA. The women’s meet will be from February 16-19, while the men’s meet will last from February 23-26.
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