Feb. 18, 2011
ATLANTA, Ga.–The Clemson women’s swimming and diving team posted some solid times on Friday at the 2011 ACC Championship Meet. The Tigers are currently in a tie with Georgia Tech in ninth place with 108 points. North Carolina leads heading into the final day with 519 points.
Tori Cervone got Clemson off to a good start, as she qualified for the finals in the 400 individual medley. She finished in eighth place with a time of 4:20.47. Her qualifying time of 4:18.41 places her third in Clemson history in the event.
The 400 medley relay team of Elizabeth Savage, Sarah Bechard, and Meg Anderson shattered the previous season-high for the Tigers by nearly eight seconds with a 3:45.38.
Diver Brooke George supplied a pair of points for the Tigers with a 269.00 in the three-meter.
Several Clemson swimmers posted times on Friday that impacted the all-time top ten lists in school history. Sarah Bechard made her way onto the list with Clemson’s fifth-best time ever in the 100 butterfly (55.34). Kristen Redmond’s preliminary time of 1:49.67 puts her in ninth place on the school list in the 200 freestyle.
Elizabeth Savage moved up to sixth place with her 1:03.87 swim in the 100 breaststroke. Hannah Collins (1:04.16) joins that list in eighth place.
Ali Polhill is now sixth in school history in the 100 backstroke with her preliminary time of 55.76 seconds. Kelly Fowler moved up to eighth place with a time of 55.89 seconds in the event.
The conference championship meet will conclude on Saturday.
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