COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON WOMEN DEFEAT SCAD, 216-73
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON WOMEN DEFEAT CAMPBELL, 164-126
CAMPBELL WOMEN DEFEAT SCAD, 185-82
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON MEN DEFEAT SCAD, 164-95
The College of Charleston combined for 16 individual event titles in defeating Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and Campbell in men's and women's swimming & diving action at the Stern Center Pool on Saturday.
The women's team defeated Campbell by a score of 164.0-126.0, and also dispatched SCAD by a score of 216.0-73.0. The men defeated SCAD by a team score of 164.0-95.0.
"We competed well today," head coach Bruce Zimmerman said. "These were our first dual meet victories of the season and it set the tone for a strong second half of the season."
The Cougars were in high gear for Championship season with depth in most events and a number of first-place finishers across the board.
On the men's side, sophomore Pablo Ortiz took home three first-place finishes swimming a 1:00.98 in the 100-meter back, clocking in at 2:09.31 in the 200-meter fly, and touching the wall in 2:13.72 in the 200-meter back.
Junior Dave Sherrier won the 100 freestyle (53.00) and the 200 freestyle (1:55.56) events, while classmates Greg Karel and Blake Buchanan rounded out the freestyle events with wins in the 50 free (24.04) and 800 free (8:42.84), respectively.
Senior Peter Gibbons earned his second zone qualifying performance by upping his own school record in the one-meter dive to 321.75. He also won the three-meter dive with a score of 287.10.
The Cougars won the 200 meter medley relay as Michael McCarthy, Nick Alonso, Chris Verboncoeur and Greg Karel combined for a time of 1:48.03.
On the women's side, junior Sarah Boyle won both of the backstroke events, earning a time of 1:04.37 in the 100 back, and 2:23.07 in the 200 back.
Sophomore Sarah Graif won the 50 free (26.63) and the 100 free (58.72) while Jayme Groth finished right behind her in both events.
Freshman Taylor Hollingsworth won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:17.07, while the Cougar team of Meredith Smith, Layne Thornton, Groth and Graif won the 400 free relay with a time of 4:00.81. The Cougars also won the 200 medley relay as Boyle, Hollingsworth, Gracie Herlong and Graif combined for a time of 2:02.35.
In the diving events, Megan Norton won the one-meter dive (198.75) and Nicole DeMarco took home the three-meter dive (209.70).
College of Charleston concludes the 2012-13 home season next weekend with Parents Weekend and Senior Day at the Stern Center Pool. The Cougars will take on conference foe Gardner-Webb on Friday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. and continue on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.
Campbell defeated Savannah College 185-82 while falling 164-126 at the College of Charleston Saturday.
The Camels move to 8-4 on the season with the split. Saturday's event marked the team's first dual meet since taking a 179-83 win at UNC Asheville on Nov. 3.
Meredith Cooper claimed Campbell's first individual win of the day with a 2:09.50 in the 200 meter freestyle, edging out teammate Cheriesse Campbell with a 2:09.94. Cooper later gathered another win in the 200 meter breaststroke with a time of 2:47.84.
Cooper also took a runner-up finish in the 100 meter backstroke with a 1:17.27 mark, while Carly Bowles placed third with a 1:17.32. Bowles finished third in the 200 meter breaststroke (2:51.57).
Kylie Warne notched a win in the 200 meter fly, posting a 2:20.98. The junior also picked up a win in the 100 meter fly with a time of 1:04.93 and a third victory in the 200 meter IM on a 2:21.36.
Sarah Jabusch finished just behind Warne in the 200 IM with a 2:25.73 for second in the event.
Campbell placed second in the 200 meter medley relay with a time of 2:04.85 with Lily Tang, Carly Bowles, Kylie Warne and Sydney Postmus. Campbell also took a runner-up finish in the 200 meter freestyle with a 4:33.32.
Sarah Jabusch took a runner-up finish in the 800 meter freestyle with a time of 9:24.51. Lily Tang registered a second place finish in the 200 meter back with a 2:26.47. Erica Wammock also placed third in the 50 meter free (27.76), while Cheriesse Campbell in the 100 meter free (1:00.34).
The Camels will head to Greenville, N.C. for their next outing, taking on East Carolina and Old Dominion on Jan. 19.