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Swimming & Diving Completes First Session of Meet
Release: 01/25/2013
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COLUMBIA, S.C. - College of Charleston swimming & diving faced tough competition in the first session of a meet at South Carolina against the Gamecocks, Queens University and Wingate.

The Cougar men finished tied for second with Queens University with six points, while the women are in fourth place with four points.

The Cougars placed well in the 100-yard freestyle event with sophomore Sarah Graif taking first place overall with a time of 52.29. Freshman Alex Wood placed fourth on the men's side with a time of 46.85, while Dave Sherrier came in sixth at 47.21.

Charleston picked up two fourth-place finishes in the 200-yard butterfly led by Corrine Taylor's time of 2:08.15 and Pablo Ortiz's time of 1:53.59.

Senior Peter Gibbons placed fourth in both dives, compiling a score of 294.35 in the one-meter dive, and a score of 288.40 in the three-meter dive.

Junior Sarah Boyle took fifth place in the 200-yard backstroke (2:06.60), and freshman Nicholas Campbell placed eighth (2:00.09) in the same event.

Freshman Taylor Hollingsworth touched the wall in a time of 1:09.22 in the 100-yard breaststroke to place seventh, and classmate Lydia Renn took eighth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:13.09).

First-year swimmer Henry Loong finished the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:00.14 to place ninth, and Josh Shaffer finished 10th in the 500 freestyle (4:47.25).

The Cougar women placed fourth in the 200 free relay as Jayme Groth, Michelle Whitfield, Meredith and Graif combined for a time of 1:39.15. On the men's side, Wood, Will Kantlehner, Sherrier and Greg Karel came in sixth with a time of 1:25.93.

In the 400 medley relays, the CofC women (Boyle, Hollingsworth, Taylor, Smith) finished sixth, and the men (Ortiz, Alonso, Chris Verboncoeur, Sherrier) placed seventh.

The meet will continue tomorrow at 10 a.m. from the Carolina Natatorium.

Charleston Women's Swimming & Diving

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