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Two School Records Fall in Friday Preliminary Action

Two School Records Fall in Friday Preliminary Action

Feb. 27, 2009

Junior Tom Recko and sophomore Kyle Shoemaker picked up new school records in the 100 back and 100 breast, respectively, at the 2009 men’s swimming ACC Championships. The Tigers had a strong showing in the morning and will send seven student-athletes into this evening’s consolation finals, which guarantee the Tigers points. Currently, Clemson has 75 points and sits in ninth place.

Tom Recko and freshman Joel Johnson, who had posted a 48.71 in 2006. Freshman Chris Dart also bested the time, posting a 48.62 to put him second all-time.

Sophomore Kyle Shoemaker had a strong showing as well, posting the best time in school history in the 100 breast, a 54.86. Eric Lane placed the second-best time in Tiger history with a 55.08. Both Shoemaker and Lane qualified for the consolation finals.

Shoemaker also entered the all-time top ten in the 100 fly, as he posted 48.18. Freshman Seth Broster posted the fifth best time in Clemson history as well, notching a 48.05. Both Broster and Shoemaker are guaranteed points for the Tigers, as they will compete in the bonus finals.

Junior captain Matt Angelini posted the second-best time in Clemson history, posting an NCAA-B 3:52.73 to finish 11th in the prelims. His previous career best was a 3:55.

On the three-meter boards, David Giambra had a 310.40 to place 10th overall, while Ryan McDaniel finished 19th.

The Tigers will also compete in the 400 medley relay during tonight’s finals. The finals will begin tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. and can be viewed live on ACC Select and using the livestats link.

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