Oct. 7, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. --- The East Carolina men's and women's swimming and diving teams posted a combined nine medal performances at the season-opening, two-day All-North Carolina Invitational, which concluded Saturday night at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
The ECU women concluded the meet in second-place overall, tallying 1,383 points to finish 180 points behind NC State (1,563), while the men took third behind NC State (1,556) and Duke (1,197) with 1,095 points.
"This was a terrific way to start the season," Pirate head coach Rick Kobe said. "We had some great early season and I'm very pleased with our overall performance this weekend."
Individually, freshman Bailie Monahan paced the Pirates with four medal finishes. Monahan tied for first-place in the 200 IM (2:08.61) and finished third in the 200 fly (2:06.30). She was also part of the bronze medal 200 and 400 medley relay teams.
She was joined on both relay teams by junior Anna Gibas and senior Holly Berenotto, while senior Elizabeth Oliver was part of the 400 relay team and freshmen Megan Sellers competed on the 200 relay squad.
In the diving well, senior Tyler Dunsmore earned a third-place finish on the both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards with freshman Sean Piacente and senior Kyle Comiskey following in the fourth and fifth-place in both events.
Senior Kirstie Russell recorded a fourth-place finish in the women's 1-meter diving competition and earned fifth-place on the 3-meter board. Freshman Jillian Williams earned fifth-place on the 1-meter board in her first collegiate meet.
The Pirates will open their dual meet season Oct. 20 against Davidson at Minges Natatorium.