Feb. 19, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Clemson women’s swimming and diving time remained eighth with 133.5 points after the third day at the ACC Championships at Koury Natatorium in Chapel Hill, NC. The women competed in the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 400 medley relay. In diving the women competed on the three-meter while the men were on the one-meter.
The women competed in the 400 IM first where the Tigers had three women competing in the bonus consolation final. Freshman Sarah Andrews finished 17th in the bonus consolation final with a 4:21.12. This time is a personal best for Andrews and moved her into seventh in Clemson history. Sophomore Elizabeth Savage finished 23rd with a 4:26.55.
In the 100 fly, freshman Heather Savage scored for Tigers with an 11th place finish in a time of 54.70, which sets a new school record. Sophomore Maddie Tarantolo also scored as she finished 16th and her prelim time of 54.94 puts her third in Clemson history.
The next event was the 200 free, where freshman Kristen Redmond competed in the bonus consolation final and finished 21st with a time of 1:50.11.
Then in the 100 breast, senior Katrina Obas finished 15th in the consolation final to score for the Tigers. Sophomore Maddie Tarantolo finished 22nd in the bonus consolation final with a time of 1:05.25.
Sophomore Kelli Kyle then finished sixth for the Tigers in the 100 back. Her preliminary time of 53.44 is an NCAA-B cut time and is the second best time in Clemson history, only .01 away from the school record. Fellow sophomore Kelly Fowler finished 22nd career best 56.56 to move her into ninth place in Clemson history.
The final event was the 400 medley relay where the group of Heather Savage and Meg Anderson finished eighth with a time of 3:44.20.
In diving, Clemson’s Brooke George finished 16th on the three-meter to score for the Tigers and Cassie Self finished 21st.
Saturday will be the final day of competition for the women at the ACC Championships. They will be competing in the 200, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650 free and the 400 free relay. The schedule will remain the same with all but the 1650 free competing in the prelims at 11:00 and finals at 7:00 p.m. The 1650 free prelims will be at 4:00 p.m. and the finals at 7:00 p.m. In diving, both the men and women will compete on the platform with the women’s prelims and finals at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. respectively and the men at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
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