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Gamecocks Take Home Win at East Carolina
Swimming and Diving  . 

Gamecocks Take Home Win at East Carolina

Jan. 13, 2018


GREENVILLE, S.C.- South Carolina men’s and women’s swimming and diving earned their fourth and fifth wins of the season, respectively, on Saturday over East Carolina. The Gamecocks earned first place in every event, with the men finishing 176.5-115.5 and the women finishing 181.5-110.5 over the Pirates.

13 Gamecocks earned first-place finishes at the meet, with junior Emma Barksdale claiming three titles in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 200 IM. Taylor Worrell, a senior, also had a strong meet for the women, finishing first in the 1000 freestyle with a personal best of 10:12.67 as well as in the 500 freestyle.

Two Gamecock underclassmen stood out at East Carolina. Freshman Rafael Davila took first in the 1000 freestyle in his second meet competing for South Carolina with a time of 9:12.53. Sophomore Emily Cornell won the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:58.94 in her first time competing in the event this season.


“We had a very solid day today against a good East Carolina team. ECU has been battling sickness and injuries and gave us some great races. I am very proud of the way our athletes stepped up to the challenge and raced with purpose.”


The Gamecocks return home to host Georgia Tech next Saturday at noon.