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Women’s Swimming and Diving Faces Gardner-Webb Friday

Women’s Swimming and Diving Faces Gardner-Webb Friday

Jan. 19, 2006

Clemson, SC- The Clemson Women’s Swimming and Diving Team will travel to face Gardner-Webb Friday in Boiling Springs, NC. The Lady Tigers are looking for their second win of the year after losing at North Carolina. They fell to 1-6 (0-4 ACC) on the season after the loss. Rachel Regone (50 free, 100 free), Michelle Parkhurst (100 back, 200 back), and Kim Routh (200 free, 500 free) all were double winners for the Lady Tigers in Chapel Hill.

Clemson’s only meeting with Gardner-Webb came last season, as they beat the Bulldogs 127-78. The Lady Tigers won nine out of the 13 events in the victory.

Both the men’s and women’s teams will be in action Saturday at 1 p.m. for their last home meet of the year. The Tigers will take on Georgia Tech in McHugh Natatorium in a Solid Orange event. The Tiger men are looking to rebound from a 167-131 defeat against North Carolina that dropped them to 3-4 (1-3 ACC). They were led by Mark Vahle, who won the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, and was a member of the first place 400 medley relay team. Senior captain Jon Mengering posted the fastest time of the season for Clemson in the 1000 freestyle (9:21.09) to finish second. This was the fourth fastest time in Clemson history in the event.

The Lady Tigers are 3-1 all-time against Georgia Tech since the Yellow Jackets’ first year in 2001-2002. The men’s team has dominated Georgia Tech, winning 28 of the 42 meetings, including seven of the last nine