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Gamecocks Finish with Three Meet Records at CSCAA National Invitational
March 10, 2018



Meet: 2018 CSCAA National Invitational

Date: March 8-10, 2018

Host: United States Naval Academy

Facility: Lejeune Hall

Location: Annapolis, Md.

Gamecock Podium Finishers
Name Event Score
Christina Lappin Women's 50yd freestyle 2nd - 22.63
Christina Lappin Women's 100 yd butterfly 1st - 53.18
Christina Lappin Women's 100 yd freestyle 3rd - 49.37
Allen Ross Men's 50 yd freestyle 1st - 20.36
Allen Ross Men's 100 yd freestyle 1st - 44.45
Jackson Smith Men's 200 IM 2nd - 1:47.08
Jackson Smith Men's 400 yd IM 1st - 3:49.59
Jackson Smith Men's 200 yd breaststroke 1st - 3:49.59
Bryce Kananowicz Men's 100 yd backstroke 3rd - 48.50
Bryce Kananowicz Men's 200 yd backstroke 2nd - 1:44.64
Kevin Liu Men's 200 yd backstroke 3rd - 1:45.33
Tamas Novoszath Men's 1650 yd freestyle 2nd - 15:13.09
Marissa DelGado Women's 200 yd butterfly 1st - 1:57.23
Will Riggs Men's 200 yd butterfly 1st - 1:44.91
Julia Vincent Women's 1M (NCAA Zone B) 1st - 645.40
Julia Vincent Women's 3M (NCAA Zone B) 1st - 712.10
South Carolina Women's 200 yd medley relay 2nd - 1:40.49
South Carolina Men's 800 yd freestyle relay 2nd - 6:34.73
Final Men's Team Standings
Pos. School Points
1 U.S. Naval Academy461
2 George Washington Univ.444.5
3 South Carolina 428
4 Denver382
5 Univ. of Incarnate Word335
Final Women's Team Standings
Pos. School Points
1 Florida Int.598.5
2 Rice483
3 Univ. of Denver428
4 South Carolina394
5 San Jose State Univ.325

University of South Carolina swimming set another pair of meet records over the final two days of the CSCAA National Invitational with Christina Lappin's 53.18 in the women's 100 fly and Will Riggs's 1:44.91 in the men's 200 fly. Lappin and Riggs both finished atop the podium of each respective event to contribute to the Gamecocks' seven total first-place finishes over the three-day meet.

South Carolina's men's team finished with 11 total podium finishes over the three days, finishing in third place in the overall team standings with 428 total points. The Gamecocks' women's team finished with five podium finishes in addition to Julia Vincent's pair of first-place finishes in the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships to help South Carolina to a fourth-place finish in the overall team standings.


The second day of finals began and ended with second-place relay finishes for the Gamecocks as the women's 200 medley team swam a 1:40.49 to begin the night session while the men's 800 freestyle relay team capped off the night with a 6:34.73 finals time to make it onto the podium.

Lappin set her second meet record of the week to finish in first-place in the women's 100 butterfly, while Jackson Smith picked up a second South Carolina first-place finish on the night with a 3:49.59 in the finals of the men's 400 individual medley.

Bryce Kananowicz found the podium on Friday night as well with a 48.50 in the finals of the men's 100 backstroke to finish in third.

The Gamecocks also picked up a pair of top-five relay finishes with a fourth-place finish in the women's 200-yard freestyle relay and a fifth place finish in the men's 400-yard medly relay.


Tamas Novoszath captured the first South Carolina podium finish on the final day of competition with a 15.13.09 time in the men's 1650 freestyle to finish in second-place.

Bryce Kananowicz captured his second podium finish of the meet with a second-place finish in the men's 200 backstroke while teammate, Kevin Liu came in less than a second behind to finish in third.

Lappin continued her strong showing on the final day of competition with a third-place finish in the women's 100 free.

Allen Ross topped the podium for the second time in the meet with a 44.45, first-place finish in the men's 100 free.

Marissa DelGado later posted another Gamecocks' first-place finish with a 1:57.25 finals time in the women's 200 fly which was followed by a first-place finish from Will Riggs in the men's 200 fly.


South Carolina swimming will have a week off from competition before sending eight student-athletes to the women's NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio on Mar. 21-24, followed by a trip for 10 student-athletes to the men's NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., on Mar. 28-31.




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