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Clemson Defeats Alabama 148-133

Jan 23, 2000

CLEMSON, SC-The Clemson men's and women's swimming and diving team defeated Alabama on Saturday afternoon at the McHugh Natatorium on Clemson's campus. The Tiger men's team improves to 6-1 overall with the win, while the women's record stands at 6-3 overall following Saturday's victory.

With the Tigers leading 133-131 entering the final men's event, Clemson's 200 free relay teams placed first (1:24.34) and second (1:26.32) to claim a 148-133 victory.

Junior Will Rogers led the men's team with wins in the 100 fly (50.55) and the 100 free (46.00). Sophomore Brett Walker won the 50 free with a time of 21.07. Senior Rob Etheridge won the 100 back in 51.91, while sophomore Sean Wallace took first in the 100 breast with a time of 57.98. Sophomore Matt Wilson placed first with a time of 1:54.34 in the 200 IM, and senior Wes Morrow won the 200 fly with a time of 1:54.42.

The Clemson women's team won nine individual events and the 200 free relay (1:36.62) for the 172-111 win. Freshman Liz Dwors won the 1650 free in 17:12.57 and the 500 free in 5:01.00 to pace the Tigers.

Sophomore Nina Douglas won the 100 back in 58.74, and freshman Mandy Commons won the 100 breast in 1:05.12. Senior Kendra Kelly won the 100 fly in 58.01. Sophomore Caroline Peterson placed first in the 50 free (23.77), and sophomore Ginny Kirouac was first in the 200 IM (2:07.12). Sophomore Emily Hustead won the 200 fly in 2:06.13, and junior Lauren Rafferty won the 200 back in 2:05.52.

In the diving competition, junior Chris Anderson placed second with a score of 259.00 on the one-meter board, and freshman Craig Thomas was second with a score of 283.20 on the three-meter board. Junior Betsy Potter led the women's team in both events, finishing second in the one-meter competition (273.80) and third in the three-meter competition (255.40).

Clemson's men's and women's teams will compete against Virginia Tech at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, in the McHugh Natatorium.