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Tigers Ninth After Second Day at ACC Championships


Feb. 26, 2009


COLLEGE PARK, MD – The Clemson men’s swimming squad closed out the second day of the ACC championships with 75 points and in ninth place. The Tigers picked up 22 points as they competed in the 200 free relay, and David Giambra took 11 points, finishing eighth in the one-meter diving event.

Giambra set the school record in the one-meter during prelims, which were held last week. He now holds school records in all three diving events and has qualified for NCAA Zone competition in two events.

The Tigers’ group of Seth Broster, Myles Oliver, Chris Reinke, and Chris Dart, all freshmen, took eighth in the 200 free relay with a 1:20.42, their best time of the season, and just off the all-time top three performance in Tiger history.

Oliver and Broster competed in the bonus consolation finals of the 50-yard freestyle, placing 22nd and 24th, respectively. Oliver hit a new career-best, a 20.32, in the event, in which he now ranks eighth in Clemson history.

The Tigers will compete Friday in the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and 100 backstroke. Brian Possee will try and score in the 200 free, where he put in the sixth best tie in Clemson history as the leadoff leg of the 800 free relay.

Junior Tom Recko is one of the favorites to score in the 100 backstroke, as is freshman Eric Lane will make a run at the 100 breast as well.

Prelims begin at 11:00 a.m. and can be followed on LiveStats and the finals will start at 7:00 p.m., broadcast live for free on ACC Select.