March 2, 2014
ATLANTA - The East Carolina women's swimming and diving team finished with 700 points to earn third place in the Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championships that concluded Saturday at the Georgia Tech Recreation Center. The Pirates finished third for the second time in three years behind FIU and Rice, which won the event for the second straight year.
Megan Sellers earned a spot on the podium with a third-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke with an NCAA B time of 2:14.25. It was her second medal of the championship after winning gold in the 100-yard breaststroke Friday night.
Danielle Morrin missed the medal stand by 26-hundredths of a second in the 200-yard butterfly with a fourth-place finish time of 2:00.02. Lauren Baker finished nine-tenths of a second behind her teammate in fifth-place (2:00.011). Charlsie Lincoln placed sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:18.37).
The Pirates received a seventh-place finish from Lauren Chew in the 1650-yard freestyle (16:47.60) and an eighth-place finish from Anna Gibas in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:02.36). Alicia Roueche was the team's top diver with a score of 163.30 to finish 10th in the platform competition.
The Pirates got second place finishes from Atilla Kiraly in the 200-yard backstroke (1:47.41) and Rokas Cepulis in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:55.30), posting an NCAA B qualifying time. Simic and Daniel Woods both captured bronze medals with NCAA B times. Simic was third in the 100-yard freestyle (44.13) as was Woods in the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.63). Alex Clark was the Pirates' top diver with a seventh-place finish on the platform with a score of 182.05.