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Minuth Qualifies for German World University Games Team
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Minuth Qualifies for German World University Games Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina swimming alumnus Fynn Minuth opened his summer season by posting the second-fastest 200 butterfly time by a German this season to earn a spot on his home country’s World University Games team. That result highlighted 20 current and former Gamecocks who competed at this weekend’s Atlanta Classic at the McAuley Aquatic Center.
South Carolina swimmers qualified for 41 finals across 12 events at the meet, including 11 A-Final qualifiers.
Minuth’s 200 butterfly swim was the dominant spark of day two of the meet as he qualified first Saturday morning with a 1:59.38 prelim time in the 50-meter pool. He dropped nearly two seconds from that in the A Final, finishing third with a time of 1:57.70. The 2019 South Carolina graduate opened the meet Friday by making a splash in the 200 free with a meet record 1:49.21 prelim time. He was back in the pool Friday night when his 1:50.01 was good for fifth in the A Final.
With the remaining Gamecocks using the meet for training purposes, three women and two men stood out in their events.
Rising senior Albury Higgs swam in both breaststroke A Finals. After qualifying sixth in the 100 breast with a 1:11.20, she took seventh in the final (1:11.70). In the 200 breast on Saturday, her 2:34.73 was the fourth-fastest prelim swim, and she turned in a 2:35.31 to take seventh in the A Final.
May 2019 graduate Emma Barksdale qualified for three A Finals, although she chose to sit out the Sunday night 200 IM final. On Friday night, she touched third in the 400 IM A Final with a 4:48.89. She was back in an A Final on Saturday, turning in a 2:34.14 in the 200 breast for fifth place.
Rising senior Emily Cornell advanced to the 100 back A Final on Saturday and touched 10th in the race with a 1:03.27.
Eight current and former Gamecock men participated in the meet with two reaching the A Finals of three events.
After reaching the B Final of the 100 breaststroke on Friday, rising junior Lionel Khoo got on track Saturday with a spot in the 200 breast A Final, which saw him touch eighth with a time of 2:22.75. On Sunday, his ninth-place finish in the 200 IM prelims (2:07.39) put him in the A Final, which he chose not to swim later that night.
On Friday, 2018 graduate Nils Wich-Glasen advanced to the 100 breaststroke A Final, taking sixth in the race with a time of 1:03.26.
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