MIAMI, FL, Jan. 5. BOTH the Clemson men and women's swimming and diving teams defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Miami Hurricanes in action on Saturday at Whitten Union Pool in Miami, FL.
The men defeated Rutgers by a score of 118-86 and Miami by 127-43. The Tiger women earned victories over Rutgers 113.5-89.5 and Miami by a score of 133-68.
In women's action, the Clemson 400 medley relay team of Kate Walker, Mandy Commons, Courtney Humes, and Nina Douglas won the event with a time of 3:54.86.
Elise Theiler earned a first-place finish in the 50 free with a time of 24.13, while teammate Caroline Peterson finished third in the event with a time of 24.81.
Meaghan Murphy won the 200 fly with a time of 2:05.83, and fellow Tiger Emily Hustead finished fifth in the event with a time of 2:07.81.
Kate Walker and Nina Douglas finished 1-2 in the 200 back. Walker's winning time of 2:06.59 was just enough to edge out Douglas who finished second with a time of 2:08.28.
Mandy Commons and Katie Brown also claimed the top two spots in the 200 breast. Commons won the event in a time of 2:21.94 and Brown finished second with a time of 2:25.49.
Kim Cober finished second in the 1000 free with a time of 10:21.15, while teammate Meaghann Clifford finished fourth in the event with a time of 10:37.94. Jenna Burtch finished third in the 200 free with a time of 1:53.60. Kim Cober and Emily Hustead finished 3-4 in the 500 free with times of 5:09.17, and 5:09.49, respectively.
The Tiger 400 free relay of Christine Woodruff, Jenna Burtch, Caroline Peterson, and Elise Theiler claimed first-place honors with a time of 3:31.93. Burtch also claimed a second-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 52.39.
On the men's side, the 400 medley relay team of Mark Henly, Gregor Govse, Rob Kummer, and Matt Wilson won the event with a time of 3:27.11. Clemson's second relay team of German Martinez, Ryan Cassella, Thomas Rappold, and Kenny Roberts finished in second-place with a time of 3:28.02.
Brent Hitchcock won the 200 free with a time of 1:42.63, while teammate Mark Henly finished fourth in 1:44.59.
Matt Wilson won the 200 IM with a time of 1:55.07, while James Stoffer finished fourth with a time of 1:57.92. Rob Kummer won the 200 fly in 1:54.11. Fellow Tigers Thomas Rappold and James Stoffer finished 3-4 in the event as well. Rappold earned a third-place finish with a time of 1:55.99, and Stoffer finished fourth with a time of 1:56.79.
Drew Scheerhorn won the 100 free with a time of 46.60. Gregor Govse won the 200 breast with a time of 2:06.40, and teammate Ryan Cassella finished second in 2:07.16. Matt Norman also earned fourth-place honors in the event with a time of 2:08.88.
Adam Tepe finished second in the 1000 free with a time of 9:49.42, while fellow Tiger Jeff Atteberry finished fourth with a time of 10:09.70. Mark Henley finished second in the 200 back with a time of 1:51.57, and teammates German Martinez and Buddy Reed finished 3-4 with times of 1:53.56, and 1:57.23, respectively. Travis Taylor posted a second-place finish in the 500 free with a time of 4:39.90.
The Clemson men's 400 free relay team of Brent Hitchcock, Josh Williams, Drew Scheerhorn, and Kenny Roberts finished second in the event with a time of 3:07.37, while the team of James Stoffer, Matt Wilson, David Liebers, and Thomas Rappold earned third-place honors with a time of 3:18.71.