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Women’s Swimming & Diving Competes In Dual Meet

Nov. 24, 1999

Ann Arbor, Mich.-The Clemson women’s swimming and diving team competed in a dual meet against Ohio State and Michigan on November 19. The Tigers defeated Ohio State, but lost to eighth ranked Michigan.

Clemson won 10 of the 13 events in defeating Ohio State by the score of 156-84. Michigan downed the Tigers 136.5-103.5

In the win over Ohio State, the 2oo medley relay team won its event with a time of 1:46.88. The win was impressive as three of the four team members are freshmen and the other team member is a sophomore. Krystal Ball (King George, Va.), Mandy Commons (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Jenna Burtch (Holland, Mich.) are the three freshmen and Katie Mizell (Jacksonville, Fl.) is the one sophomore that comprised the 200 medley relay team.

Freshman Liz Dwors (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) won the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:06.38. That time is the ninth fastest time in Clemson history in that event.

Sophomore Ginny Kirouac (Norcross, Ga.) swam a time of 4:28 in the 400 individual medley to win that event.

In diving, junior Betsy Potter (Elmira, N.Y.) finished third on the one meter board and fourth on the three meter board against Michigan. Senior Aly Susterka (Midland, Mich.) was fourth on the one meter and and third on the three meter boards versus Michigan.

Clemson’s next competition will be at the Georgia Invitational, December 3-5. Both the men’s and women’s teams will compete in this event.