South Carolina Swimming Sweeps East Carolina


South Carolina Swimming and Diving started the new decade off right, turning in a dominating performance at East Carolina Saturday, winning 180-113 on the women’s side and 156-144 on the men’s. The wins mark the second on the season for the men and the women.

The Gamecocks started off the meet hot, taking home seven of the first 10 events, and never. looked back. South Carolina swept all four diving events en route to winning 20 of the 32 events on the afternoon.

Gamecock Notables

  • The 200 medley relay team of senior Emily Cornell, senior Albury Higgs, sophomore Hallie Kinsey and senior Christina Lappin opened the meet with a win in 1:43.04.
  • Junior Yu Qian Goh and sophomore Anton Down-Jenkins swept both diving events for the Gamecocks.
  • Lappin added her sixth and seventh event wins of the year, claiming the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.
  • Sophomores Hallie Arner and Coleman Kramer swept the 1000 freestyle.
  • Cornell and Kevin Liu continued their dominance in the 100 backstroke, winning the event for the second and third time this year, respectively.
  • Kinsey added her first win of the year in the 200 butterfly, swimming a 1:59.23.
  • Sophomore Lewis Burras won his second 100 freestyle of the year in 45.85.
  • Sophomore Mari Kraus picked up a win in the 200 backstroke, swimming five seconds faster than anyone else with a 1:59.40.


“We had the opportunity to start off our spring semester racing a great East Carolina team. Our men and women responded well to the training we have put them through over the last six weeks and were able to put up some solid times. ECU was ready to race, and we had to be at our best to get the win. We are going to get back to it on Monday and get ready for Georgia Tech next Saturday.”

Up next for the Gamecocks
The Gamecocks will return home to host Georgia Tech on Sat., Jan. 18, at noon at the Carolina Natatorium.

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