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Tigers, Tar Heels Set to Square Off in Pool

Jan. 15, 2012

CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will take on North Carolina in a dual meet at 11 a.m. on Monday at Koury Natatorium in Chapel Hill.

“The coaching staff dedicates this season to our athletes,” Head Coach Christopher Ip said. “Our veteran athletes understand what their team goals are and will concentrate on improving their personal bests for the season. Any chance we have to experience competition on the road hones their racing skills.”

The Tigers come into the meet with season records of 4-1 (1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) on the men’s side and 4-2 (1-1 ACC) on the women’s side. The Tar Heels are 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference in both men’s and women’s swimming and diving this season. The North Carolina men are ranked 16th nationally, while the women are 15th in the country according to the CSCAA poll.

Monday’s meet will feature several swimmers who are conference leaders in a number of events. The Tar Heels are paced by Steve Cebertowicz, the ACC’s leader in the 100 freestyle, and Evan Reed, the conference leader in the 200 freestyle. Tom Luchsinger and Dominick Glavich are the top two ACC swimmers in the 200 butterfly. David MacDonald is also the ACC’s leader in the three-meter dive. Clemson’s Chris Dart is at the top of the conference list in the 100 backstroke.

On the women’s side, the Tar Heels’ Stephanie Peacock leads the conference in both the 200 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. North Carolina’s Laura Moriarty also sits atop the conference standings in the 200 breaststroke.

For the Tigers, it will be the first competition in eight days, since both programs competed against Miami (FL) on January 8. On Saturday, the Tar Heel men’s program completed a fourth-place finish at The Classic, a prestigious invitational hosted by Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

Live result updates will be available here via the UNC website.