Swimming & Diving ACCtion: Saturday, January 30

Jan. 31, 2010

Clemson, Duke Split in Swimming and Diving on Senior Day
The Clemson men and women's swimming and diving finished up the dual meet season at McHugh Natatorium with Clemson's men winning 182-116 while Duke's women took the win 158-142. Clemson's men now improve to 6-4 overall and 1-4 in the ACC, while the women fall to 8-5 overall and 2-4 in the conference.

The Tigers started the day strong by winning the 200 medley relay on both the men's and women's side. The women's group of Kelli Kyle, Katrina Obas, Maddie Tarantolo and Meg Anderson won in a time of 1:44.06, while the men's group of Jason Chatlosh, Kyle Shoemaker, Seth Broster and Eric Bruck won in a time of 1:32.00.

The men also finished strong in the 1000 free as they took first and second with sophomore Alex Carr taking the win with a 9:30.77 and fellow sophomore Will Clark coming in second.

Virginia Downs Pitt in Final Dual Meet
The Virginia swimming and diving teams each recorded victories over Pitt in the final dual meet of the season at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. The Cavalier women's team earned a 176-121 win while the men's squad downed the Panthers 164-124. Prior to the meet, Virginia honored its 15 seniors.

Fourth years Mei Christensen (100 back), Colleen Law (200 free), Jen Narum (500 free), Graham Greytak (1000 free), John Azar (100 free), Daniel Johnson (200 back) Dan McMahon (100 fly) and Alex D'Ambrosio (1-meter, 3-meter diving) each claimed wins in their final meet at the AFC.

Freshman Lauren Perdue set an AFC pool record in the 200 free, clocking an NCAA 'B' time of 1:45.32, though her race was exhibitioned. The previous mark was set in 2009 by Rebecca Jones, competing for the Tidewater club team. Law was second in the 200 free with a time of 1:50.32. 

H2Okies wrap up season with sweeps of West Virginia, Duquesne
The Virginia Tech H2Okies concluded their regular season on a high note as they swept West Virginia and Duquesne at the WVU Natatorium on Saturday, breaking many pool records in the process. The women earned 11 top finishes and the men added 10 more titles. The 20th-ranked Lady H2Okies defeated the Mountaineers, 156-128, and Dukes, 136-125. The No. 24 men were victorious by scores of 165-130 and 142-119, respectively.

With the victories, both teams finished competition with a perfect mark against non-conference opponents this season. The women conclude the regular season with an overall mark of 10-2, while the men finished 8-3.

Both teams continued their streak of dominance in the relay events, opening the meet with first- and second-place finishes in the 200 medley relay. The women took the top spot in 1:45.88, while the men raced to victory in 1:32.21.

Georgia Tech Downs Emory on Senior Day
The Georgia Tech swimming & diving team capped their 2009-10 regular season on Saturday by sweeping Emory at the Aquatic Center. The men's team recorded a 169-123 win, while the women's squad was victorious 174-122.

With the victories, the men's team ends the regular year with a 5-6 overall mark, while the women's team finished with a 5-7-1 record. The meet was Georgia Tech annual Senior Day meet, in which 13 Yellow Jacket senior student-athletes were honored before action got underway.

Things got underway on the day in the women's 200-medley relay, in which the Georgia Tech's "A" team of Jessie Mason, Lisa Pucci, Christine Chuang and Agatha Kwasnik finished first, hitting the wall in 1:45.55. On the men's side of the 200-medley relay, the team of Johnny Hagaman, Eric Chiu, Travis Wagner and Nigel Plummer finished first in a time of 1:32.38.