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Gibson Wins 1650 Free on Opening Night at SCAD Invite Swim Meet

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SAVANNAH, GA -- Catawba’s women stand fourth, while the me are fifth after the opening night of action at the Savannah Art & Design Invite swim meet on Friday night. The meet will continue through Sunday.

On the men’s side, Grant Gibson (Owen Sound, ONT, CANADA) won the 1650 freestyle event, setting a new school record with a time of 16:54.29. He also broke the record for the 500 and 1000 free during the swim. The men’s 800 free relay finished eighth, with a school best time of 7:55.83. Gibson was joined by Michael Biehl (Waxhaw, NC), Eric Thornton (Simpsonville, SC) and Kevin Flebbe (Vineland, FL).

Christine Ofslager (Midlothian, VA) took an eight place finish in the 1650 free. She had a season-best time of 19:13.65. Mollie Landers (Williamsport, PA) swam a lifetime best of 20:40.37 and placed 11th. The women 800 free relay was fourth in a season-best time of 8:15.90. The relay team was Kira Capano (Waynesville, NC), Margeaux Doiron (Gibson, LA), Ofslager and Leigh Spada (Shelby, NC).

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