Nov. 12, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- The East Carolina men's and women's swimming and diving teams won 32 of 33 events to sweep a dual meet from Catawba at Minges Natatorium on Saturday. The men's team improved to 2-2 with a 161-87 triumph, while the women's squad pushed its record to 4-2 with a 149-75 win.
Senior Natalia Favoreto posted three individual first-place finishes, touching first in the 200-yard freestyle, 50-yard breaststroke and 100-yard butterfly. She won the 100 fly by nearly eight seconds and the 50-yard breaststroke by four seconds. Favoreto also helped her 200-yard medley relay team to a first-place finish.
Senior Kylie Francis and junior Holly Berenotto, also members of the winning 200-yard medley relay team, each posted multiple individual first-place finishes as well. Francis posted the fastest times in the 50 and 100-yard backstroke and Berenotto swept the sprint freestyle events, winning the 50 and 100.
Freshmen Rokas Cepulis and Jeffrey Mead led the men's team with two individual first-place finishes each. Cepulis claimed victory in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard breaststroke with Mead capturing the 50 and 100-yard backstroke. Junior diver Tyler Dunsmore also earned top scores on both the 1 and 3-meter diving board.
The Pirates will return to action Thursday, Nov. 17 on day one of the prestigious Nike Cup, being held at Korey Natatorium in Chapel Hill.