Gamecock Women Sweep S.C. College Invite
The South Carolina women went 3-0 over Queens, Wingate and UNC Wilmington, while the men’s team finished the quad meet at 2-1.
COLUMBIA, S.C.— South Carolina went a perfect 3-0 on the women’s side while the men finished 2-1 in the S.C. College Invite, the Gamecocks’ annual home quad-meet. Carolina picked up wins over Queens (185-160), Wingate (283-61) and UNC Wilmington (279-73) on the women’s side while the men finished ahead of Wingate (272-75) and UNC Wilmington (250-103).
Rafael Davila (9:14.75) led a strong showing in the 1000 free for Carolina as Fynn Minuth finished runner-up less than a second behind at 9:15.38. Lionel Khoo was the lone swimmer to break the 2-minute mark in the 200 breast, touching up for the win at 1:59.87.
Marissa Delgado fell just .26 seconds shy of a win in the 400 IM, finishing runner-up with a 4:18.76. Emma Barksdale swam the 50 free for the first time in her career, finishing just .04 off the lead at 23.84 for a second-place showing.
Carolina dominated the diving events for a second-consecutive day as Anton Down-Jenkins fell just short of a season high with a 431.78 to win the men’s 3-meter board.
Yu Qian Goh separated herself from the talented crop of female divers, tallying up a 305.25 to win the 1-meter springboard. “All the girls are really close together and sometimes you don’t know who’s going to come out on top,” said diving coach Todd Sherritt.
The Gamecocks will now turn their attention to the final meet of the year leading into the SEC Championships as they travel to Virginia Tech next weekend.
Gamecock Event Winners:
|Rafael Davila||1000 Free (M)||9:14.75|
|Lionel Khoo||200 Breast (M)||1:59.87|
South Carolina will head to Blacksburg, Va., next weekend for the three-day Virginia Tech Invite, the Gamecocks’ final meet leading into February’s SEC Championships.
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