Stewart Set ECU Record At Nike Cup
Nov. 19, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- East Carolina senior Jenna Stewart set a new varsity record in the 50 free with a time of 22.78 during the preliminaries on the opening day of the 2010 Nike Cup at UNC's Koury Natatorium.
Her time was the fifth-fastest posted by any NCAA sprinter this season and met the NCAA 'B' cut qualifying standard. She finished second in the finals with a time of 22.85.
Junior Natalia Favoreto finished in fifth-place behind her teammate with a time of 23.23.
In addition to their individual performances, Favoreto and Stewart helped a pair of relay teams to scoring finishes. Accompanied by Kelsey Brosi and Kylie Francis, the foursome recorded a third-place finish in the 200-free relay. Anna Gibas and Pamela Hess joined Favoreto and Stewart for the 400-medley relay and posted a seventh-place finish.
Senior Thiago Cavalcanti had the men's lone scoring performance with a seventh-place finish in the 500 free (4:28.60).
The competition continues Friday and Saturday at Koury Natatorium.