CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, November 24. THE College of Charleston men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams took over the lead during the second day of action at the Wingate Fall Frenzy after Queens University of Charlotte had lead through one day.
College of Charleston Press Release
College of Charleston had another successful day at the Wingate Fall Frenzy, posting a new school record and moving into first place with the men and women.
The CofC men now lead with a first-place score of 991.5, just a smidge in front of Queens University of Charlotte. The women have a more sizable lead over Queens with 1032 points.
Sophomore Taylor Hollingsworth followed up Sarah Boyle’s school-record breaking performance from Friday with one of her own on Saturday, setting a new record in the 100 breaststroke with a fourth-place time of 1:05.46.
Boyle herself came in second in the 100 backstroke (57.28), and also took fourth in the 100 butterfly (56.42).
Jayme Groth led the Cougars in the 100 fly with a time of 56.09 for third place, while Maly Taylor took fifth (57.06) in the event for a large collection of points.
Junior Sarah Graif took third in the 200 freestyle (1:52.56) and senior Meredith Smith was right behind her in fourth place (1:53.18). Michelle Whitfield finished seventh (4:38.32) in the 400 IM.
CofC performed well in the 200 medley relay, placing second as Boyle, Hollingsworth, Taylor and Groth combined for a time of 1:45.78. The 800 free relay of Graif, Mary Frances Babrowicz, Skye Reeder and Smith placed fourth (7:45.31).
The men were led by a strong performance from freshman Buckley Powell. Powell placed second in the 100 butterfly (49.98), and helped the 200 medley relay team of Cason Brown, Will Ryan, Powell and Greg Karel to a second-place finish (1:33.14).
Fellow freshman Brown took third in the 100 backstroke (49.94), and sophomore Alex Wood finished third in the 200 free (1:41.96). Josh Shaffer placed fourth (1:42.13) in that event.
Ryan added more points with a fourth-place finish in the 100 breast (58.23) and Pablo Ortiz led the Cougars in the 400 IM, finishing seventh (4:05.99).
The 800 free relay team of Tad Spence, Wood, Dave Sherrier and Shaffer finished second with a time of 6:51.74.
CofC will look to sweep the Wingate Fall Frenzy with action tomorrow afternoon.