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Gamecocks to Host Two-Day S.C. College Invite; Senior Day Saturday
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Gamecocks to Host Two-Day S.C. College Invite; Senior Day Saturday

South Carolina will host Wingate, UNC-Wilmington and Queens University in a two-day meet beginning on Friday at 4 p.m., at the Carolina Natatorium/Blatt PE Center.

COLUMBIA, S.C.— South Carolina men’s and women’s swimming and diving will host its final home meet of the season as it welcomes Wingate, UNC-Wilmington and Queens University into the Carolina Natatorium/Blatt PE Center for a two-day quad-meet.  Events will start on Friday at 4 p.m., with the Gamecocks senior day recognition at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday as a preamble to the second day of competition.
The Gamecocks enter the weekend coming off of a split against Georgia Tech in which the women exploded in a 193-107 win while the men fell, 153-147 last Saturday in Atlanta.  Carolina’s men trailed by just three points against the 20th-ranked Yellow Jackets heading into the 400 free relay, the final event of the dual-meet.
This will mark the eighth-consecutive year that South Carolina has hosted the quad-meet format, sweeping the previous seven to close out each respective home schedule.
As the season winds closer to the championships stages and qualification for the NCAA Championships and CSCAA Invite, Carolina swimmers and divers have tallied 17 top-50 times. Each of the Gamecocks’ seven divers have already qualified for the NCAA Zone B Championships.
Friday (Events begin at 4 p.m.)
– 200 Free Relay
– 200 IM
– 500 Free
    15-minute break
– 100 Breast
– 200 Back
– 100 Free
– 200 Fly
    15-minute break
– 400 Medley Relay
Saturday (Senior Day Recognition at 9:45 a.m.)
– 200 Medley Relay
– 1000 Free
– 100 Fly
– 200 Breast
– 100 Back
– 50 Free
15-minute break
– 200 Free
– 400 IM
15-minute break
– 400 Free Relay


Christina Lappin 50 free (W) 22.57 (B) GT Invite
Christina Lappin 100 fly (W) 52.98 (B) GT Invite 47
Kate Sanderson 1000 free (W) 9:52.70 vs. ECU 23
Kate Sanderson 1650 free (W) 16:17.76 (B) GT Invite 30
Emily Cornell 200 back (W) 1:55.72 (B) GT Invite
Emma Barksdale 100 breast (W) 1:01.57 (B) at UNC
Emma Barksdale 200 breast (W) 2:13.61 (B) vs. Arkansas
Emma Barksdale 200 fly (W) *1:55.63 (B) GT Invite 19
Emma Barksdale 200 IM (W) 1:55.75 (B) GT Invite 10
Emma Barksdale 400 IM (W) 4:08.97 (B) GT Invite 16
Albury Higgs 100 breast (W) 1:01.59 (B) GT Invite
Albury Higgs 200 breast (W) 2:10.44 (B) GT Invite 29
Melinda Novoszath 200 fly (W) 1:58.12 (B) GT Invite
Hallie Kinsey 200 fly (W) 1:58.25 (B) GT Invite
Hallie Kinsey 200 IM (W) 1:58.29 (B) GT Invite
Mikaela Lujan 3-meter diving 338.48 vs. Arkansas
Karlee Price 3-meter diving 346.13 vs. ECU
Marissa Roth Platform 263.50 GT Invite 11
400 free relay (W) 400 FR (W) *3:18.88 GT Invite 30
800 free relay (W) 800 FR (W) 7:17.10 GT Invite 37
800 free relay (M) 800 FR (M) 6:32.91 GT Invite 32
Fynn Minuth 500 free (M) 4:19.44 (B) GT Invite 39
Fynn Minuth 200 fly (M) 1:44.70 (B) GT Invite 41
Rafael Davila 500 free (M) 4:22.18 (B) GT Invite
Rafael Davila 1000 free (M) 9:08.52 GT Invite 44
Rafael Davila 1650 free (M) 15:12.35 GT Invite 46
Cody Bekemeyer 1650 free (M) 15:12.35 (B) GT Invite 42
Kevin Liu 200 back (M) 1:44.40 (B) GT Invite
Lionel Khoo 100 breast (M) 53.41 (B) GT Invite 34
Lionel Khoo 200 breast (M) 1:58.12 (B) GT Invite
Anton Down-Jenkins 1-meter dive 358.70 at UNC
Anton Down-Jenkins 3-meter dive 438.98 vs. ECU

* Indicates a South Carolina school record


“We are excited to honor our seniors this weekend in our last dual meet of the season.  It will be our last chance to go through our race prep routines and race strategies. These teams bring great competition to Columbia for our last meet before the championship season begins.”


“We’re looking forward to our invite this weekend. Coming off a great week at Georgia Tech, we hope to carry that momentum into this week. Conference championships are just around the corner so we’re going to use this meet to make some final tweaks in our dives. Hopefully, we’ll come away with some records tomorrow and Saturday. The Team is looking good and I’m really  happy where everyone is at right now.”

– Freshman diver Anton Down-Jenkins continued his dominance as remained undefeated in dual meets with a 369.30 on the 1-meter board and a 416.55 on the 3-meter last weekend at Georgia Tech.
– Emma Barksdale won both the 100 breast (1:02.11) and the 200 IM (2:01.19) while also contributing to a pair of relay wins for the Gameocks at Georgia Tech.
Emily Cornell swept the backstroke events for the third time this season with a 56.09 in the 100 back and a 1:59.82 in the 200 back.