Jan. 19, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. -The East Carolina swimming and diving team turned in an excellent performance on Saturday afternoon as the Pirates were led by senior Tyler Dunsmore's first-place showing on both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. His score of 322.8 was a season-best and an NCAA Zone Championship qualifier.
The ECU men (6-1) finished with a score of 170, while Old Dominion turned in a score of 130. The Lady Pirates (7-1) beat out ODU by a score of 190 to 107, while holding off Campbell 197 to 95. In the ODU-Campbell match-up, Old Dominion held the edge scoring 188 to Campbell's 96.
Dunsmore finished first in the 1-meter diving event with a score of 274.725, while freshman Sean Piacente earned a second-place finish with a score of 272.775. Piacente garnered a second-place finish in the 3-meter event as well and his 316.95 score was his season-best. Freshman Alex Clark also turned in a season-best performance in the 3-meter as he finished with a score of 274.28 for third place.
On the women's side, senior Kirstie Russell (244.875) took first place in the 3-meter diving event as she edged out junior Colleen Jones (244.575). Junior Taylor Edwards followed suit as she turned in a 235.35 score for third place. In the 1-meter event, freshman Jillian Williams earned a first-place finish with a score of 250.2, while Russell (237.6), Jones (223.725), and Edwards (201.975) finished in second, third, and fourth, respectively.
The Lady Pirates took first (1:46.61), second (1:51.11), and third (1:52.04) in the 200-yard medley relay, while the men's squad finished second (1:34.70), third (1:37.65) and fourth (1:39.07).
The East Carolina women claimed the 100-yard backstroke as junior Anna Gibbs won the event with a time of 57.78. Teammate Kayla Ford came in third (58.91), while Heather O'Toole took fourth (59.92), and Noam Bechar finished 10th (1:04.16).
In the 100-yard breaststroke, both sides came up winners as Charlsie Lincoln won the women's event with a time of 1:06.65 and Rokas Cepulis placed first (59.07) for the men. On the women's side, Anna Holland Lawrence (1:07.01), Elizabeth Oliver (1:07.63), and Megan Sellers (1:08.02) took second, third, and fourth, respectively.
Bailie Monahan claimed first in the women's 200-yard butterfly as she posted a time of 2:02.78, while Lauren Gray (2:04.51), Danielle Morrin (2:06.02), and Lauren Baker (2:07.52) took third, fourth and fifth place, respectively.
The women's 50-yard freestyle event went to the Pirates as Berenotto won her second event of the day with a time of 24.21. Freshman Anastasia Amoiroglou garnered second place (24.37), while Alex Doonis took fifth (24.93).
Berenotto went on to win the women's 100-yard freestyle as she posted a time of 52.39. Again, Amoiroglou finished second with a time of 53.23.
Oliver, fresh off of her third-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke, won the 200-yard breaststroke event as she registered a time of 2:26.49. Lincoln (2:26.50) and Lawrence (2:27.20) concluded the event in second and third place, respectively. On the men's side, Cepulis placed first with a time of 2:06.18, while Austin Taylor (2:12.76) finished in second place.
Freshman Michael Dugan (4:39.24) beat out fellow rookie Dodu (4:41.62) in the men's 500-yard freestyle event as Dugan earned a first-place finish, while Dodu finished in second place.
Kiraly won his second event of the day as he won the men's 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:55.53, while Cepulis finished in second with a time of 1:56.44.
The Pirates will return to the pool on Saturday, January 26, when the ECU swimming and diving squads travel to Baltimore, Md., to compete against UMBC at 1 p.m.