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Bobby Cave

  • position Breaststroke
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Hertfordshire, England
  • position Breaststroke
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Hertfordshire, England

Bobby Cave Bio

2012-13 – Swam in all but one regular-season meet and at the SEC Championships for the fourth straight year…Scored points for the Gamecocks at the SEC Championships for the third time in four years, finishing 23rd in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.17…Just missed scoring in the 200 breaststroke, finishing 26th (2:02.33)… Recorded the team[apos]s third fastest time of the season in both the 100 breaststroke (55.80, SEC Championships) and the 200 breaststroke (2:02.33, SEC Championships)…Posted a career-best time of 21.21 in the 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships…Won one individual race on the season, finishing first in the 200 breaststroke against College of Charleston (2:10.87)…Part of one relay win in the 200 medley relay against College of Charleston…Leaves Columbia as the school record holder in the 200 breaststroke (1:58.27) and has the third-fastest time in the 100 breaststroke (54.88)…Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12 – One of the top breaststrokers on the team…Won six individual races, winning three times in the 100 breaststroke and three times in the 200 breaststroke…Recorded season-best time and team[apos]s second-best time of 56.03 in the 100 breaststroke to finish 18th at the SEC Championships…Swam Carolina[apos]s second fastest time in the 200 breaststroke (2:01.67) at the Nike Cup Invitational…Posted team[apos]s third fastest time in the 400 IM 4:10.29 in his only appearance of the season in the event against Tennessee…Turned season-best time of 1:53.39 to win the 200 IM at Georgia…Part of the 200 medley relay team that posted NCAA B cut of 1:28.23 at the SEC Championships, falling .10 of a second shy of breaking the school record…Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 – One of the SEC[apos]s top breaststrokers…Broke his own school record in the 200 breast with a 1:58.27, earning an NCAA `B[apos] cut and finishing 10th at SEC Championships…Also advanced to SEC consolation final in 100 breast with season-best 55.06; finished 12th with a 55.18…Part of school-record 200 medley relay team with a 1:28.14 in a time trial at SEC Championships…Swam 400 IM for first time in career vs. Georgia/Alabama, going 4:00.58 to clinch the win over Alabama…Bettered that mark by three seconds (3:57.16) at SEC Championships; team[apos]s third-best time this year…Helped 400 MR team to NCAA `B[apos] cut (3:15.12)…Won 15 individual races during the dual-meet season (100 breast 7x, 200 breast 7x, 200 IM 1x).

2009-10 – Was the team[apos]s top performer in the breaststroke events… Earned NCAA provisional qualifying times in two events… Set the school record in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 1:58.44 in SEC Championships preliminaries… Advanced to the championship final in the event, finishing sixth… Finished 10th at SEC Championships in 100 breast; top time was 54.88… Competed in both medley relay events… Won five individual events during the year – 100, 200 breast vs. Kentucky; 400 free vs. College of Charleston, 200 breast vs. Duke and 200 breast vs. UNC Wilmington…Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE – Competed for Hatfield Swim Club… Was a three-time finalist in the breaststroke events at the Commonwealth Youth Games…Took bronze in the 200m event…Ranked No. 1 in England in the 200 breast in 2008…Holds the sectional record in that event.

PERSONAL – Full name is Robert Cave…Parents are Stephan Cave and Elizabeth Cave…Has one brother, Michael…His father was a cyclist for England…Major is finance.

Cave[apos]s Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 freestyle 21.21 2/20/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
100 freestyle 46.40# 11/17/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
200 freestyle 1:40.95# 2/19/10 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
100 breaststroke 54.88 2/19/10 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
200 breaststroke 1:58.27! 2/19/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
200 IM 1:51.59 2/18/10 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
400 IM 3:57.16 2/18/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
! = School Record
# = Leadoff Split