CLEMSON, SC., Nov. 5. THE Lady Tigers of Clemson University sneaked by the Seminoles of Florida State on Saturday, edging their ACC rivals 122-121. In the men's meet, Clemson overwhelmed FSU 156-85.
The Clemson women move to 1-1-1 while the men improved to 1-1. The Seminole men and women both dropped to 5-1.
Clemson won the first three events until the Lady Seminoles reeled off five-straight top finishes. FSU's first win came in the 50-yard freestyle, when freshman Jennie Lyes touched the wall first in 23.70. The win proved to be Lyes fourth in a row this season.
The winning continued for the Tribe in the next event, the 200 individual medley, as sophomore Emma Dutton placed first with a time of 2:07.16. Sophomore diver Chelsie Lerew, who set the FSU record on the one-meter board (302.33) in Friday night’s victory over Georgia Tech, won the event with a score of 293.25.
Freshman Lisa How placed first in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:04.69, which is her best time of the year. Senior All-American Christy Cech finished off the run with a first-place time of 52.02 in the 100 free. The win was Cech’s fourth of the season in the 100 free. The Lady Seminoles final win of the day came on the three-meter event, as freshman diver Courtney McClow won for the second time this year with a score of 276.38.
Freshman diver Louie Gagnet swept the one and three-meter events for the fourth-straight dual meet to lead the Seminoles. On the one-meter, Gagnet scored 293.40 and later turned in a top mark of 338.18 on the three-meter board. Gagnet currently holds the school record on the three-meter with a score of 363.85.
The lone highlight for the FSU men came in the 50-yard freestyle, which the Seminoles placed first, second and third. Junior Nnamnse Ammons won his fourth 50 free in as many meets, touching the wall at 21.27. Sophomore Wickus Neinaber placed second for the Tribe (21.29) and junior Matt Carmen finished third (21.33).
The Seminoles return to action on November 16, when they travel to Gainesville, Fla. to take on in-state rival Florida at 4 p.m.