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Tigers Roll in Weekend Meet

Oct. 23, 2011

SAVANNAH, Ga.–The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams earned a sweep over the Savannah College of Art and Design on Saturday. The Tiger men won against the Bees by a score of 110-85, while the women were victorious by a count of 126-74. The women’s team also picked up a victory over the Georgia Southern Eagles, 121-79.

“Both teams did well and made some good adjustments from our last meet,” Head Coach Christopher Ip said. “The times reflected those changes. We are now looking forward to our only home meet of the fall at Westside Aquatic Center against USC next Saturday.”

On the women’s side, the Tigers got off to a good start when Kristen Redmond won the 1000 free with a time of 10:27.55. Tori Cervone (1:55.41) then teamed with Redmond (1:56.11) to take home the top two spots in the 200 free. Meg Anderson was victorious in the 50 free, as she posted a 23.65-second swim.

Cervone won the 400 IM with a time of 4:34.73, followed by Kelly McGee’s time of 4:38.20. McGee then prevailed in the 200 fly with her time of 2:07.66, just a couple of seconds ahead of Sarah Bechard (2:10.01) in the event. Anderson (51.62) and Kelsey Krauss (53.18) were the top two swimmers in the 100 free.

The Tigers took the top three positions in the 200 back, as Kelly Fowler (2:09.57), Cervone (2:10.58), and Kerry McLaughlin (2:12.60) posted the best times in the event. Redmond continued her dominance of the distance free events with a victory in the 500 free after her time of 5:09.04. Clemson also got a strong swim in the 200 medley relay, as Fowler, Maddie Tarantolo, Bechard, and Krauss combined to provide a time of 1:48.83.

On the men’s side, Alex Carr finished in second place in the 1000 free with a time of 9:59.46. Will Clark was not far behind him in third place with his time of 10:13.42. Chris Reinke won the 200 free, finishing with a time of 1:43.63, and Lee Groseclose’s time of 1:46.18 was good enough for third. Eric Bruck (20.57) and Derek Barre (21.46) took the top two spots in the 50 free.

Carr (4:11.24) won a close race with Shayne Buckley (4:12.89) in the 400 IM. Harry Foster (1:54.02), Alex Brown (2:01.17), and Scott Aron (2:01.90) swept the top three spots in the 200 fly. Reinke won the 100 free with a swim of 46.96 seconds, followed by Seth Broster’s second-place time of 47.36 seconds.

Walker Layne finished in second place in the 200 back with a time of 1:54.03. Carr (4:50.42) and Buckley (4:52.07) finished back-to-back in second and third place, respectively, in the 500 free. Oliver, Reinke, Broster, and Bruck also had a fine swim in the 200 medley relay, posting a time of 1:34.33 in the event.

The Tigers will return to the pool against rival South Carolina on Saturday, October 29 at Westside Aquatic Center in Greenville, S.C.