Gamecock Invitational Results - Day One

November 19, 2009
By ODU Athletics

Nov. 19, 2009


COLUMBIA, S.C. -- After day one action at the Gamecock Invitational host by the University of South Carolina, the ODU men's swimming and diving squad stands in seventh place, while the ODU women's team ends day one in eighth.

On the men's side, North Carolina leads the field, followed by host South Carolina and Duke.

In the men's 200 free relay, the Monarchs' "A" team, consisting of Chad Gangwer (Va. Beach, Va.), Steven Gifford (Springfield, Va.), Johan Lundberg (Fjaras, Sweden), and Mikael Ramkvist (Bjarred, Sweden) took 12th. They finished the relay in a time of 1:25.91. The Monarchs' "B" squad took 17th in the event. The team of Kevin Latimer (Newport News, Va.), Sean Frye (Springfield, Va.), William Shults (Roswell, Ga.), and Jason Brame (Lynchburg, Va.) clocked in at 1:29.85.

In the 200 IM, a pair of Monarchs were in the "C" finals. Mikael Ramkvist was the top finished in the third finals heat of the event with his time of 1:55.15, placing 17th overall. Johan Lundberg finished 23rd swimming to a time of 1:57.37.

The 400 medley relay saw the ODU "A" men placed ninth. The team of Mikael Ramkvist, Johan Lundberg, Kevin Latimer, and Chad Gangwer collectively hit the wall for a time of 3:27.95. The ODU "B" squad of Bryan Russell (Prince George, Va.), Kristian Ramkvist (Bjarred, Sweden), Sean Frye, and Steven Gifford finished in 19th place with a time of 3:33.48.

On the women's side, the Tar Heels lead the competition followed by Duke and East Carolina.

In the women's 200 free relay, the Lady Monarchs' "A" squad placed 15th. The team of Agata Nowak (Gorzow, Poland), Carrie Goodman (Glen Allen, Va.), Emma Forbes (Peekskill, N.Y.), and Madeline Stiles (Fairfax, Va.) swam to a time of 1:39.90. The Lady Monarchs' "B" squad of April Barrientos (Va. Beach, Va.), Ashley Lushsinger (Va. Beach,Va.), Sara McLaren (Va. Beach, Va.), and Lauren Johnson (Baltimore, Md.) took 17th with their time of 1:41.01.

In the 200 IM, Madeline Stiles placed 22nd logging at ime of 2:08.70.

The 400 medley relay saw the ODU "A" women take 11th. The group of April Barrientos, Lauren Fiskus (Yorktown, Va.), Agata Nowak, and Madeline Stiles completed the event with a finals time of 3:54.48. The "B" team of Emma Forbes, Allyson Nold (Waterloo, Ill.), Jessica Hubert (Newport News, Va.), and Carrie Goodman took 23rd in a time of 4:05.97.

Competition continues for the ODU men's and women's swimming and diving squads through Sunday at the Gamecock Invitational. You can view live results by clicking here.

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