Swimming & Diving ACCtion: Weekend of October 12-13
Oct. 15, 2007
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The University of Miami swimming and diving team won two meets in as many days with a victory over FIU Friday afternoon at the Norman Whitten Student Union Pool before picking up a 156-84 win at Florida Gulf Coast University Saturday morning.
In Saturday's meet at FGCU, the Hurricanes won all but one event over the Eagles to improve to 2-0. In the 200-yard medley relay, the relay of Britta Boesing, Magda Waszkiewicz, Katie Eason and Kirsten Pomerleau won with a time of 1:47.33 while the relay of Annika Saarnak, Pomerleau, Lizzi Torres and Ryann Labreche claimed first in the 400-yard freestyle with a mark of 3:34.34.
In the 1000-yard freestyle event, Labreche, a freshman from Ft. Meyers, took first with a time of 10:21.30 while she also finished first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:05.68.
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Clemson men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed against Georgia Tech, Florida State, and Alabama at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center on Saturday afternoon. The men's swimming and diving team defeated all three opponents, while the women defeated Georgia Tech.
The men defeated Georgia Tech 185-113, Alabama 187-107, and Florida State 151-143. With the victories, the Tigers move to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the ACC. The women fell to 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the ACC after defeating Georgia Tech 166-130, but falling to Florida State 195-105 and Alabama 172-128.
The men's team made a lot of noise, winning six out of 16 events. Attila Ruszka, Matt Angelini, and Andy Bergren made up the top-three in the 200 IM. Angelini also picked up a win in the 200 fly for the Tigers. Tom Recko won the 200 back for the Tigers, while Mark Vahle won the 50 free for the second consecutive time.
Clemson Head Coach Chris Ip was pleased, adding "we're excited to pick up three wins against some tough competition. We beat a tough SEC team and two strong ACC squads. The guys are starting to come together as a team. A lot of different people are coming through in different ways. They really understand what needs to be done as a team."
Maryland Black & Red Invitational: No Team Score
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's and women's swimming teams continue to build on their early success during the second day of the Black and Red Invitational.
Captain Emily Smoak placed sixth again in the second day of the invitational, competing in the 100-yard breaststroke. Smoak finished with a time of 1:08.47.
The second event of the day was the boys' 100-yard breaststroke. Andy Dilz placed second with a time of 58.59, while Eric Cullen came in third with a 58.86. John Closs rounded out the top five, finishing with a time of 1:00.47.
Annie Fittin swan for the girls in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:55.20. On the men's side, Kirk Jackson and Dong Kim both placed in the top five. Jackson finished with a time of 1:45.15 while Dong finished with a 1:45.46.