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Cougars Locked Up With Gardner-Webb After First Day of Dual Meet

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          Release: 01/18/2013
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - College of Charleston's men's and women's swimming & diving teams are locked in a battle with CCSA rival Gardner-Webb after the first day of the final home meet of the season.

The CofC men's team holds a slight 84-80 lead over the Bulldogs, while the women are currently trailing by a score of 87.5-73.5.

On the men's side, freshman Alex Wood took first place in the 100-meter freestyle (52.41) and was closely followed by junior Dave Sherrier (53.18). Sherrier also took second place in the 400 free with a time of 4:06.49.

Sophomore Pablo Ortiz won the 200-meter butterfly (2:07.21) and Patrick Foos took home second place in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.79) and the 200 IM (2:11.64).

Wood, Blake Buchanan, Eric Craig and Greg Karel powered the Cougars to a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:37.11, while Mike McCarthy, Foos, Ortiz and Sherrier took home second in the 400 medley relay (3:58.87).

Senior Peter Gibbons topped his best time in the three-meter dive, inching ever closer to the 300-point mark with a first-place score of 293.40.

The women's team was led by first-place finishes from Sarah Boyle in the 200 back (2:20.87) and Sarah Graif in the 100 freestyle (58.65).

Senior Gracie Herlong placed second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:22.84, and she finished fifth in the 200 IM. Taylor Hollingsworth placed third in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.45) and Lydia Renn finished third in the 400 free (4:34.96).

The women won the 200 free relay with Jayme Groth, Meredith Smith, Mary Frances Babrowicz and Graif combining for a time of 1:48.38. The Cougars finished second in the 400 medley relay with Boyle, Hollingsworth, Corrine Taylor and Graif finishing in 4:25.45.

Megan Norton won the three-meter dive with a score of 225.30, while Nicole DeMarco finished second with 218.25.

The meet continues tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Stern Center.

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