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Sarah Smith
Sarah  Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Marist School

Event:
Freestyle

02/21/2016

Mahmoud Wins SEC Championship on Final Day of Conference Meet

Sophomore captures 1,650-yard freestyle for Carolina's first men's title in 15 years

01/30/2016

Gamecocks End Regular Season with Four More Wins

Women's team enters SEC Championships on six-dual winning streak

01/22/2016

Gamecocks Open Quad Meet with Strong Effort

Harman wins two races to pace Carolina on opening day

01/21/2016

Gamecocks Host Quad Meet for Final Home Competition of 2015-16

Queens, UNC Wilmington and Wingate to visit Carolina Natatorium

01/16/2016

Gamecocks Drop Vanderbilt for Dual Meet Victory

Merritt, Smith and Vay each win two individual events


AWARDS/HONORS
  • 2017 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2015, 2016, 2017 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

IN THE RECORD BOOKS


  • 3rd - 1650 Freestyle

2017 (JUNIOR)
  • Finished 16th in the 1650 freestyle (16:26.86), 41st in the 500 freestyle (4:52.33) and 51st in the 200 freestyle (1:52.38) at the SEC Championships
  • Swam in four events as a junior (200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 1000 freestyle, 1650 freestyle)
  • Tallied 11 top-10 finishes throughout the regular season
  • Finished second, season bests, in the 1650 freestyle at the Kentucky dual meet and the Tennessee dual meet
  • Finished second, season bests, in the 1000 freestyle at the Texas A&M dual meet and the Duke dual meet
  • Finished second, season bests, in the 500 freestyle at the Texas A&M dual meet and the Tennessee dual meet

2016 (SOPHOMORE)


  • Performed in three races at the SEC Championships in her second season
  • Had her best finish in the 1650 freestyle, when she placed 27th in a time of 16:54.25
  • Added finishes of 44th in the 200 butterfly (2:05.83) and 55th in the 500 freestyle (5:00.32) at the SEC meet
  • Won two races against Vanderbilt, taking the 500 free (4:56.17) and the 1000 free (10:16.89)
  • Turned in two strong finishes at the Georgia Tech Invitational, placing fifth in the 1650 free (16:52.88) and 11th in the 500 free (4:53.36)
  • Ended the season with five podium swims

2015 (FRESHMAN)


  • Swam in three races as a freshman at the SEC Championships
  • Finished 27th in the conference meet in the 1650 free, with a time of 16:47.42
  • Placed 42nd in the 500 free in a swim of 4:55.33
  • Also competed in the 200 free at the SEC meet, placing 51st with a swim of 1:51.34
  • Earned three event victories in her first season, including 500 free victories against Georgia Tech and Notre Dame and a dual against Florida Gulf Coast
  • Won the 1000 free against Georgia Tech and Notre Dame with a swim of 10:13.60
  • Finished the season with 14 top-five finishes and nine podiums

PRE COLLEGE
  • Graduated from the Marist School
  • Lettered in swimming all four years
  • Named 2014 women's team MVP
  • Team won the 2011 GHSA State Swimming and Diving Championships
  • Finished second in the 500 freestyle at the 2013 GHSA State Swimming and Diving Championships

PERSONAL


  • Full name is Sarah Taylor Smith
  • Born Feb. 13, 1996
  • Parents are Robert and Molly Smith
  • Majoring in Biology
Smith's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 Freestyle 26.12# 10/31/14 FGCU Columbia, S.C.
200 Freestyle 1:51.34p 2/19/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
500 Freestyle 4:52.33 2/15/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
1000 Freestyle 10:05.46# 2/21/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
1650 Freestyle 16:26.86 2/18/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
200 Backstroke 2:07.73 1/22/16 SC Quad Meet Columbia, S.C.
200 Butterfly 2:05.83p 2/19/16 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo.

! = School Record

p = Prelims

t = Time Trial

# = Leadoff Split/Split

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