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Singleton and Huff Set School Records on Second Day at SCAD Invite

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SAVANNAH, GA -- The Catawba women stand fourth and the men sixth after the second day of action at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) Invite on Friday at the Chatham County Aquatic Center.  The meet will conclude on Saturday.  Freshman Laurenn Singleton (Elkin, NC/Elkin HS) set a new record in the 100 back, while Katie Huff (Richfield, NC/N. Stanly HS) lowered her own mark in the 200 breast.

The women’s 400 medley relay team posted a second-place finish in the first final on Friday.  Singleton and Huff were joined by Lindsay Yarborough (Lexington, NC/C. Davidson HS) and Leah Constan-Tatos (Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA/St. Andrews HS) to post the second fastest time in school history at 4:04.47.  The men’s relay team of Mikael Karlsson (Norsborg, SWEDEN/Tullinge), Yakir Malul (Rishon Le-Zion, ISRAEL/Makif Chet), Christoffer Stolt (Stockholm, SWEDEN/Fryshuset) and Alex Walpole (Pembroke Pines, FL/Cheyenne Mountain(CO) HS) were sixth.

Freshman Ashley Owens (Stockbridge, GA/Stockbridge HS) claimed a fourth-place finish in the 200 free (1:57.71) before Singleton notched a winning swim in the 100 back in a NCAA “B” cut and school record time of 59.52.  Yarborough was fourth in the event with a time of 1:00.65.  Singleton also posted a win in the 100 fly (59.59). 

Huff lowered her school record in the 200 breast to 2:22.47 in her prelim swim then finished second in the final with a time of 2:23.69.  The men had two finals swims in the 100 fly with Karlsson finishing second (51.89) and Stolt third (52.33).  The women’s 200 free relay team (Tory Kiefner (Charlotte, NC/Providence HS), Huff, Yarborough and Singleton) finished third and the men’s team (Patrick Novak (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty HS), Grant Gibson (Owen Sound, Ontario, CANADA/West Hill HS), Karlsson and Stolt) was fourth.

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