Dec. 16, 2010
BOCA RATON, Fla.—South Florida may be experiencing its coldest temperatures in over five decades, but the racing from the Clemson Swimming squads is hot.
Clemson Swimming took a slight break from the holiday training schedule for a dual meet with Florida Atlantic University on Wednesday afternoon, and both Clemson squads came away with victories. The men knocked off the Owls 138-67, while the women defeated Florida Atlantic 123-82.
“I am proud of both of our swim programs,” Head Coach Christopher Ip said. “We finished the 2010 dual meet season with solid wins over FAU. Competing outdoors brings many new challenges for our athletes. The record low temperatures in Florida hinder quality times but our athletes found a way to win. It is easy to perform well under ideal conditions; I liked how our swimmers brought the adaptability of a true competitor to the meet. They seem to feed off each other’s successes as the tempo of the meet unfolded.”
On the women’s side, Clemson took home several victories in individual events. Sarah Smith (1000 freestyle), Elizabeth Savage joined Anderson, Bechard and Polhill for a victory in the 200 medley relay. Also, Kelsey Krauss and Kelly Fowler swam to victory with Polhill and Anderson in the 200 freestyle relay.
On the men’s side, Anderson Sloan contributed with victories in the 1000 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, respectively. Eric Bruck and Chris Dart led all Tigers with two victories on the day. Bruck took wins in the 50 and 100 Freestyles, while Dart came away with wins in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke. Dart was joined by Mark Schindler, Seth Broster and Myles Oliver in a dominating performance in the 200 medley relay. Harry Foster and Chris Reinke accompanied Bruck and Broster for a win in the 200 freestyle relay.
The Tigers will finish their holiday training in Boca Raton on Saturday and then take a short break before returning to action in a three-team meet against the University of North Carolina and the University of Kentucky on January 8th, 2011, at 11 am at McHugh Natatorium.
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