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Dec. 1, 2006

Prelims Results | Finals Results

Columbia, S.C. – Both Gamecock swimming and diving teams delivered strong performances against top competitors on the first day of the Ohio State Invitational being held in Columbus, Ohio.

After the first day of competition the women lead the meet with 251.5 points, Ohio State is in second and Utah is in third. The men’s team sits in third with 172 points. Minnesota is leading on the men’s side and the Buckeye men are in second.

The Gamecocks combined for seven top five finishes in the preliminary heats earlier in the day, and later recorded ten top five finishes in the finals, including three victories. A total of five Gamecocks recorded NCAA B-standard times: Dan White, Amanda Dunnigan, Christy Williams, Carly Hensel, and Sharntelle McLean.

White finished second in the 500 free recording with a time of 4:23.42, which in addition to meeting the B-standard for the event also surpassed the previous pool record. Dunnigan, Williams, and Hensel finished in the first three spots respectively in the 200 IM. McLean finished second in the 50 free with a time of 23.17, clenching a B-standard time after falling a hundredth short in the prelims. Dominique Lendjel also earned the team a victory in the 200 IM with a time of 1:49.96. The women’s 400 medley relay team of Christy Williams, Heather Roffey, Lindsey Tiberio, and Sharntelle McLean recorded the Gamecocks final win of the day with a time of 3:45.29. On the diving side, Lindsey Havens finished seventh on the 3M board.

The Gamecocks will hope to keep their strong momentum when they return to the pool tomorrow. The meet will conclude on Sunday.