ECU Opens C-USA Championship Meet
Feb. 24, 2010
HOUSTON --- East Carolina opened competition at the 2010 Conference USA Swimming & Diving Championship and Invitational Wednesday night at the CRWC Natatorium on the University of Houston campus. Only five events were contested on the first night of the four-day event.
ECU and Houston are tied for third place on the ladies side with 62 points apiece. Four-time defending champion SMU is in first place with 80 points followed by Rice with 68 points. Tulane (56) sits in fifth place followed by Marshall (52) in sixth.
The 200-yard medley relay team of Kylie Francis, Stephanie Harper, Natalia Favoreto and Jenna Stewart earned a fourth place finish with a time of 1:43.63, missing their NCAA `B' cut by less than a second.
On the men's side, the Pirates are in fifth place with 46 points. First place SMU has a comfortable lead with 113 points, 23 points ahead of second place Cal State Bakersfield (90). Hawaii (88) is in third place followed by North Dakota (60) in fourth.
Freshman diver Tyler Dunsmore placed fifth on the one-meter springboard with a score of 262.25, missing fourth place by a mere four points and a medal by just 23 points.
The meet resumes at 10 a.m., Thursday with the preliminaries of the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley and the 50-yard freestyle. The women's 3-meter diving preliminaries will begin around 2 p.m. The finals for those events are slated to begin around 7 p.m.