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Gamecocks Ready for SECs

Knoxville, Tenn. – South Carolina Swimming and Diving begins postseason competition on Tuesday with the SEC Championships. Events will run Feb. 15-19 at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn.
The meet will begin with a half day of competition Tuesday. Time trials will start at 10 a.m., and diving will begin at 10:30 a.m. The day will conclude with the 200 medley relay at 5 p.m. and the 800 freestyle relay at 6 p.m.
Full competition days will be Wednesday through Sunday with prelims beginning at 9:30 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m. every day.
The event is sold out, however Standing Room Only tickets will be available for $15 beginning one hour before every session and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Each competition session will be streamed on the SEC Network+ and live results will be available on or by subscription through the Meet Mobile app.
Gamecock Notables

  • South Carolina’s women’s team earned its first ranking of the season earlier this month, coming in at No. 25 in the CSCAA poll.
  • The Gamecock men upset No. 10 Missouri during their last home meet. Missouri was the second-highest ranked SEC school at the time behind Florida.
  • Sophomore Bella Pantano set a new school record in the 100 back during the Gamecocks’ meet versus Missouri. She recorded a 53.33 to set the new record.
  • Senior Mari Kraus is the eighth-fastest swimmer in the conference this season in the 200 back with her time of 1:55.08
  • During the Tennessee Invitational at the Allan Jones pool, freshman Michael Laitarovsky set a new school record in the 100 back. He clocked in a 46.71, which makes him the eighth-fastest swimmer in the conference in that event. Laitarovsky is also the fourth-fastest swimmer in the conference for the 50 back split with a time of 21.41.
  • Junior Patrick Groters is the fifth-fastest swimmer in the conference this season in the 200 IM with a time of 1:44.02.
  • Senior Rafael Davila is the fifth-fastest swimmer in the conference this season in the 1000 free with a time of 9:03.17.
  • The Gamecock women divers dominated the Tennessee Diving Invitational during their last trip to the Allan Jones pool. Brooke Schultz and Sophie Verzyl went 1-2 in both the 1- and 3-meter dives and teamed up with Abby Gray to take first in the group’s inaugural team dive event.
  • Schultz is in search of her fifth SEC title. She won both the 1- and 3-meter dive events at the 2018 and 2019 SEC Championships for Arkansas. She holds the highest score in the conference in the 1-meter dive and second highest in the 3-meter dive on the season.
  • Three Gamecocks received weekly honors from the SEC this season. Laitarovsky was named Freshman of the Week twice, Verzyl was named Diver of the Week twice, and Schultz was named Diver of the Week twice.

Schedule of Events
Women’s 1-meter diving
200 medley relay
Men’s 3-meter diving
800 free relay
200 free relay
500 free
200 IM
50 free
Men’s 1-meter diving
400 IM
100 fly
200 free
Women’s 3-meter diving
200 fly
100 back
100 breast
Men’s platform diving
400 medley relay
1650 free
200 back
100 free
200 breast
Women’s platform diving
400 free relay