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Dec. 12, 2004

Columbia, S.C. – The University of South Carolina men’s and women’s swimming teams concluded competition on day three of the Carolina Classic with junior men’s swimmer Reid Duff leading the way with first place finishes in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Duff took home top honors in the 50 freestyle at 21.54 and was the fastest in the 100 freestyle at 46.31. Carolina dominated competition on the final day with nine first place finishes on the evening.

Along with Duff, South Carolina’s first place swimmers on the men’s side were: freshman Dan White (1650 freestyle, 15:51.56), junior Justin Kata (100 breaststroke, 58.52) and freshman Kevin Cargill (200 backstroke 1:54.05). Second place finishes for South Carolina included junior Tim Farrington (1650 freestyle, 16:06.46), freshman Kyle Cormier (200 butterfly, 1:56.67), sophomore Colby Mack (100 freestyle, 46.41) and freshman Sean Murray (200 backstroke, 1:55.54).

Taking home first place on the women’s side were: senior Carolynn McHugh (50 freestyle, 24.04), freshman Mandee Cregar (100 breaststroke, 1:05.98), freshman Heather Roffey (200 butterfly, 2:04.21), and junior Haley Skaggs (100 freestyle, 52.58). South Carolina also had a multitude of second place finishes by sophomore Aunya Nance (100 breaststroke, 1:06.44), freshman Christy Williams (2:04.72), and freshman Alyssa Cady (100 freestyle, 52.71).

Hosted by the “Team Carolina swim program”, the meet began at Friday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. USC, Team Carolina and swim clubs from across the nation competed in 15 different events over three days. All complete results are available at on both the men’s and women’s swimming pages on the right-hand side.

South Carolina will return to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 8 when the Gamecocks host the Auburn Tigers at the Carolina Natatorium. Auburn is the two-time defending national champion in men’s and women’s swimming and diving.