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SGSC swim teams finish fourth, fifth at national championships


The South Georgia State College swim team Submitted Photo The South Georgia State College swim team

Once more, the South Georgia State College Hawks are one of the best junior college swim teams in the country.

The Hawks swim team have finished fourth (women) and fifth (men) in the nation, respectively. Both teams just returned from the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship swim meet in Buffalo, New York.

The women took fourth overall with 923.5 points, only 63.5 points behind third place but 407.5 points ahead of fifth. The men finished in fifth place with 798 points overall, only 62 points behind fourth place and 225 points ahead of sixth.

These finishes come on the heels of last year’s third place results for both teams at the national meet. However, SGSC has no divers to earn points, and many swimmers placed second and third in their respective events.

“The Hawks have worked hard this year, and I’m proud of their accomplishments. Their diligence in practicing has paid off as the Hawks are once again among the top teams in the nation. They deserve recognition for their persistence. Our swimmers had perhaps their best performance that SGSC has ever had, cutting times on 78 out of their 81 events. We also set seven new school records. I’m very proud of our team for their performance in Buffalo. We’re graduating a few sophomores this year and I look forward to learning what they’ll accomplish at the four-year competitive level. I’m also excited to see what our current freshman will accomplish for SGSC as we work toward next year,” said head swim coach CM Jenkins.

For a complete list of SGSC’s swimmers’ performances as well as photos from the meet, visit sgsc.edu/athletics.

Last modified onThursday, 12 March 2015 20:51
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