Swimming & Diving ACCtion: January 16-17
Jan. 17, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Trailing going into the final event, the Clemson women, led by Michelle Parkhurst's anchor effort, passed the Seminoles on the final 50 yards to capture the 151-149 win for the Lady Tigers. The Seminole men took down the Tigers, 189-106. The women even up their overall record at 4-4 and improve to 2-3 in the ACC. The men drop to 2-6, (0-4 ACC).
In a showdown of what is becoming a hotly contested rivalry, the Lady Tigers edged the Seminole women by only two points in Tallahassee. Last season, the Seminoles beat the Tigers in Clemson by only one point, 150.5-149.5. Michelle Parkhurst was spectacular, winning all four events in which she
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State swimming and diving team earned head coach Neil Harper his 200th victory as a Seminole with the men's 189-106 victory over Clemson at the Bobby E. Leach Center Pool. The women were defeated by the Tigers 151-149.
"It's a great accomplishment and something I'm very proud of," Harper said. "We've got a great program here with great history and tradition. I want all of the alums, the current swimmers and all of the future Seminoles to feel a part of it and let's go for 300."
RALEIGH, N.C. - - In a fight to the finish, the Georgia Tech swimming and diving team split with N.C. State Saturday at Casey Natatorium in Raleigh, N.C. The men won 124-118 while the women fell 127-114.
It came down to the 400 medley relay for both sides, each with differing results. The men's team, consisting of Ilia Ayzenshtock, Mickey Malul, Travis Wagner and Garrett Robberson, edged out N.C. State with a time of 3:22.60. Their time was 1.96 quicker than the Wolfpack's pace. Robberson was the anchorman and his split of 54.68 outpaced N.C. State's Conor Brennen to the wall for the win. The women's race was just as tight, however the Pack's 3:51.85 was too fast in the end.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Senior Austin Hampton crushed the school 3-meter dive record as the NC State men's and women's swimming and diving teams split with Georgia Tech on Saturday, Jan. 17. Hampton nailed a 393.60 for first place, besting the old school benchmark of 366.60 set by Victor Assuncao in 2004.
The record also serves as the new pool record at Casey Natatorium.
In team competition, the men fell 124-118, while the women came out on top 127-114. The Wolfpack men now stand at 4-2 (2-2 ACC), while the women improve to 4-3 (2-3 ACC). The Yellow Jackets' records now hold at 5-1 (2-1 ACC) for the men, and 4-5 (0-4 ACC) for the women.
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - The Duke men's and women's swimming & diving squads each picked up wins over Gardner-Webb Saturday afternoon, defeating the in-state rivals in a road dual meet at the Gardner-Webb Aquatic Center.
The men improved to 5-1 on the season with the victory, while the women stand at 7-1 after edging the Bulldogs. The women now need just one more victory to equal last season's win total, while the men have already surpassed theirs.
"Today's meet gave us an opportunity to swim some people in events that we haven't had a chance to see them perform in this season," said head coach Dan Colella. "We saw some things today that will definitely benefit us in our later meets and at the ACC Championships."
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland swimming and diving team had a solid finish Saturday following two days of competition against Villanova, Pittsburgh and Penn State at Eppley Recreation Natatorium. The Maryland women dropped Pitt and Villanova, the men upended Pitt, but both squads fell short against Penn State.
On the women's side, Jackie Davidson captured the 200 backstroke (2:03.39) to lead the Terps. Junior Jen Vogel took second in the 200 IM (2:06.68) while Annie Fittin also took runner-up in the 50 free (24.07). Freshman Alexa Hamilton continues to pace the Terps in the 200 breast, registering a second-place finish in the event with a time of 2:19.78, just shy of her season-high. Fellow classmate Ginny Glover solidified a third-place finish in the 200 free (1:52.33). In the relays, Maryland took second in both the 400 medley (3:50.11) and 400 free (3:28.37) courtesy of the teams of Davidson, Hamilton, Vogel and Fittin in the medley and Fittin, Glover, Laura Wright and Davidson in the free. Freshman Alisa Kurbatova finished a sweep in diving, winning the 3-meter (283.20).
Coral Gables, Fla. - Miami collected 12-of-13 top times/scores on Saturday as the Hurricanes breezed past visiting Central Connecticut State University, 166-73, at the Norman A. Whitten University Center Pool on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. Today's meet was featured on Video-On-Demand through www.hurricanesports.com.
It was Senior Appreciation Day for the Hurricanes, and they sent four seniors and one junior (graduating early) out in style with a convincing win in order to improve their record on the year up to 9-5. Senior swimmers Britta Boesing, Katie Eason and Sarah Lozier, along with graduating junior Meredith Hatic, competed in their last home event for the Orange and Green. Senior diver Jenna Dreyer did not compete due to soreness. Instead, she is resting for the upcoming All-Star Invitational in Orlando, Fla.
Piscataway, N.J. - Led by a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay and second-place finish by sophomore Rebecca Kane in the 50-yard freestyle, the 14th ranked North Carolina women's swimming and diving team garnered a second-place finish in the Swimming World College Carnival at Rutgers University. UNC finished behind only 6th ranked Florida in the final standings.
Florida won the meet with 300 points, followed by UNC with 188. Rutgers took third place with 162 points and University of Richmond finished fourth with 157.
To open the final session, the 200-yard medley relay team of Megan Steeves, Alison Clemens, Layne Brodie and Rebecca Kane took third place with a time of 1:43.92.
Dallas, Texas - Led by Chip Peterson's second place finish and NCAA `B' qualifying time in the 500-yard freestyle, the 14th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heel men remained in fourth place at the Dallas Morning News Classic in Dallas, Texas.
In a competitive field, second-ranked Michigan won the meet with 346 points, followed closely in second by the University of Florida with 311 points. Southern Methodist University grabbed third place with 272 points and Carolina placed fourth with 256 points. Rounding out the field in fifth and sixth places were Arizona State University with 227 points and the University of Southern California with 223 points.