Feb. 17, 2006
Knoxville, Tenn. – The University of South Carolina’s swimming and diving team ended the second day of the Southeastern Conference Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. today. The men team’s had five individuals and two relays in the finals tonight and the women had six individuals and two relays. Allison Brennan claimed her second first place event tonight on the 3-meter board.
Allison Brennan strongly led the 3-meter boards in the preliminaries with a score of 349.75 and then went on to win finals with an outstanding score of 361.35. Brennan is the first South Carolina female to win both boards at the SEC Championship.
“This week has been a blur,” said Allison Brennan. “I was very proud of Lyndsey Havens for qualifying for finals tonight. I am very excited to win both boards and look forward to NCAA Zones.”
Lyndsey Havens also performed well on the 3-meter board, especially during the prelims placing 4th with a score of 287.75. Havens went on to place 8th in the finals with a score of 277.55.
“Lyndsey Havens making finals today was huge,” said head diving coach Todd Sherritt. “She has worked very hard this season and is becoming a great diver. I was proud of Allison Brennan for coming through in the end of the finals to pull off the win. She is an amazing diver and I look forward to good things at NCAA Zones.”
In the men’s one-meter final competition, David Ovelson placed fourth with a score of 319.25 and Ian Balman eighth (270.40) respectively.
Lauren Fayssoux placed 17th in the 500-freestyle with a time of 4:58.49, Amanda Dunnigan took 13th with a personal best time of 2:03.06 and Diana Lopez took 16th place (23.74) and Aunya Nance 18th (23.88) in the 50-freestyle.
On the men’s side, Dan White had a personal best race in the prelims with a time of 4:24.29 that earned him 9th place going into finals. In the finals, White raced a time of 4:26.35. Kyle Cromier placed 16th in the 200-IM with a personal best time of 1:49.29.
After event 16 the men are in eighth place with 148 points and the women are in sixth with 210 points.
Competition continues tomorrow with preliminaries beginning at 10 a.m. followed by finals at 6 p.m.