Feb. 16, 2012
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.–The Clemson women’s swimming and diving team is currently in tenth place after day two at the 2012 ACC Championships at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. The Tigers currently have 73 points at the halfway point of the meet. Virginia has the lead after the second day of competition at 311 points.
Meg Andersonled the Tigers with her fourth-place performance in the 50 free. Her NCAA-B time of 22.76 seconds moves her into third place on the all-time Clemson list in the event, and it also gave her team 15 points in the competition.
Kristen Redmondfinished just a second and a half out of the top two groups in the preliminaries and placed 18th in the 500 free. Her time of 4:52.21 sets a personal record and is the Tigers’ top time this season.
The 200 free relay squad of Anderson, Maddie Tarantolo, Sarah Bechard, and Kelsey Kraussracked up 14 points for the Tigers with a season-best time of 1:33.84. They finished in tenth place in the event.
In diving, Brooke George finished just outside the top ten in the one-meter competition, netting six points for the Tigers with her score of 272.90.
Clemson will return to the pool on Friday for the third day of competition at the ACC meet. Among the contested events will be the 400 IM, the 100 fly, the 200 free, the 100 breast, the 100 back, the 400 medley relay, the women’s three-meter dive, and the men’s one-meter dive. Preliminary heats will begin at 11 a.m., with finals beginning at 7 p.m.
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