Gardner-Webb completes three-day South Carolina invitational tournament

COLUMBIA, SC — Gardner-Webb competed in three days of events at the South Carolina Invitational from Wednesday morning through Friday afternoon. During the events, the women swam against South Carolina, UNCW, Vanderbilt, Florida Gulf Coast, Southern Georgia and North Florida. The men competed against South Carolina and UNCW.

On Wednesday, Gardner-Webb had three swimmers with top-ten finishes in heats.
Men’s 50-yard freestyle

Brady Fields 20.96 (6thth Location)
Men’s 500-yard freestyle
Sam Ospina 4:40.05 (8thth Location)
Theo Drescher 4:40.07 (9th Location)

Notable results from Wednesday’s Finals include the following:
Men’s 200-yard freestyle relay

Gardner-Webb University 1:21.88 40 (3rdapprox Location)

  1. Brady Fields 2) Zuri Ramsey 3) John Cass 4) Logan Cornelison

Men’s 500-yard freestyle

Sam Ospina 4:36.74 (8thth Location)
Men’s 50-yard freestyle

Brady Fields 20.56 (7th Location)
Logan Cornelison 20.98 (10th Location)
Men’s 400-yard medley relay

Gardner Webb University (6thth Location)

  1. Brady Fields 2) Justin Bender 3) John Cass 4) Logan Cornelison

Gardner Webb University (9thth Location)

  1. Landon Clark 2) Austin Wheeler 3) Steven Laflamme 4) Zuri Ramsey

Women’s 400-yard medley relay

Gardner-Webb University 3:52.37 (14thth Location)
1) KaylaSmith 2) Gabrielle Doss 3) Hannah Routh 4) Alyssa Church

Gardner-Webb University 3:55.35 (16thth Location)

  1. Delaney Willett 2) Alexandra Hasser 3) Paris Binard 4) Hailey Williams

Day 2 ended with 185 points for the Gardner-Webb women. The men finished with 676 points.

The top ten finishes for the Runnin’ Bulldogs were as follows:

Thursday preliminary round
Men’s 100 Yard Butterfly

Brady Fields 48.87 (5th place)
John Cass 49.55 (9th place)
Men’s 200 yard freestyle
Logan Cornelison 1:40.57 (4th place)
Men’s 100 yard breaststroke
Justin Bender 56.85 (6th place)
Men’s 100 yard backstroke

Brady Fields 49.88 (7th place)
Thursday finals
Men’s 100 Yard Butterfly

Brady Fields 49.10 (6th place)
John Cass 50.00 (9th place)
Men’s 200 yard freestyle
Theo Drescher 1:41.19 (7th place)
Sam Ospina 1:42.05 (9th place)
Logan Cornelison 1:43.87 (10th place)
Men’s 100 yard breaststroke
Justin Bender 56.58 (7th place)
Logan Cornelison 57.12 (10th place)
Men’s 100 yard backstroke

Brady Fields 49.67 (6th place)

Landon Clark 50.63 (10th place)
Men’s 800-yard freestyle relay
Gardner-Webb University 6:52.59 (4th place)
1. Logan Cornelison, 2) Theo Drescher, 3) Sam Ospina, 4) Garrett Despres
Women’s 800-yard freestyle relay
Gardner-Webb University 7:38.36 (8th place)
1. Sara-Michael Jann, 2) Ellie Eckert3) Emma Maust, 4) Hailey Williams

On the final day of the event, the Gardner-Webb men scored 997 points and the women 264.

The Runnin’ Bulldogs are next up on Saturday, January 7th. The women travel to UNC Asheville and compete at 11am

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