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Swimming & Diving

December 18, 1998

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami’s men’s and women’sswimming and diving team lost in dual matches against Ohio State and Clemsontoday at the Whitten Student Union Pool on the UM campus. The women(7-1) lost to Clemson and defeated Ohio State, while the men (0-4) fellto both.

“This was the women’s first loss of the season,” said InterimHead Swimming Coach James Sweeney. “I was really pleased with theirperformance today and the women are off to their best start in the fiveyears I’ve been coaching at Miami. The upcoming spring season willdefinitely test the women but I am confident they will continue to haveoutstanding performances.”

Junior All-American Amy Lindblum and freshman Christine Cech led thewomen in their win over the Buckeyes. Lindblom claimed first placein the 200 (1:55.9), 500 (4:58.10) and 1000 (10:13.30) freestyle, whileCech finished first in the 50 (23.76) and 100 (52.16) freestyle.Sophomore Jenny Keim won the 1-meter diving competition (426.00).Against Clemson, the women were led by Lindblum, Cech and seniorAll-American Rhiannon Leier. Lindblum won the 500 (4:58.1) and 1000(10:13.30) free, Cech took the 50 (23.96) and 100 (52.16) free, and Leierwas victorious in the 200 IM (2:06.96) and 200 breastroke (2:19.71).

The women will return to action on January 23 against Floridaat the Whitten Student Union Pool and the men return in a match-up againstFlorida on January 16 at the Student Union Pool. The men’s and women’sdiving team will travel to Austin, Texas, to compete in the Texas DivingInvitational from January 7-10.