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Women’s Swimming Takes Second In Athens

Dec. 6, 1999

ATHENS, Ga. – The Clemson men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed at the Georgia Fall Invitational in Athens, GA, last weekend. The women’s team placed second with 785 points, behind host Georgia, who won the meet with 1415 points. The Clemson men’s team finished fifth with 445 points. Georgia also won the men’s meet, tallying 1101 points. All events at the meet were measured in meters, rather than yards.

Sophomore Ginny Kirouac finished fourth in the 400 IM with an NCAA provisional time of 4:50.74 and fifth in the 200 IM (2:18.82), while freshman Jenna Burtch finished fourth with a time of 26.19 in the 50 free and sixth with a time of 57.50 in the 100 free. Freshman Krystal Ball was fourth in the 100 back (1:04.03), and rookie Mandy Commons took fifth place in the 100 breast (1:12.47).

Freshman Liz Dwors placed fourth in the 1650 free (16:59.03), and senior Erin Cumbie finished fifth with a time of 2:19.13 in the 200 fly. The women’s 200 free relay team of Krystal Ball, Mandy Commons, Katie Mizell and Jenna Burtch placed second with a time of 1:56.48.

For the men’s team, sophomore Brett Walker finished third in the 50 free (23.05) and senior Adam Porter was seventh in the 100 back (57.02). Joey Tighe placed seventh with a time of 2:05.28 in the 200 back. The 200 Free Relay team of Brett Walker, Mike Pridemore, Rob Etheridge and Will Rogers placed fourth with a time of 1:32.23

In the diving competition, freshman Craig Thomas placed eighth with a score of 437.65 on the three-meter board and ninth with a score on 403.85 on the one-meter board. Junior Betsy Potter was ninth with a score of 351.30 on the one-meter board and tenth on the three-meter board with a score of 416.60.

The teams will compete at Miami on Friday, December 17.