Nov. 21, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Both the East Carolina men and women's swimming and diving teams stand in fourth-place after day one of competition at the 2013 Nike Cup with 184 and 152 points, respectively. The event is being held at Koury Natatorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
North Carolina has a substantial lead in both the men's and women's competition. UNC holds a 283-point lead over second-place Duke on the women's side and a 179-point advantage over N.C. State.
Rossi established a new school record in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:51.05, finishing seventh in the event.
As the leadoff swimmer in the women's 400 medley relay Gibas posted a time of 55.16 in the 100 backstroke. She was joined by Charlsie Lincoln, Bailie Monahan and Anna Maria Svanbergsson to earn a fifth-place finish.
On the men's side, Cepulis recorded an NCAA `B' cut time of 1:48.26 to capture second-place in the 200-yard IM, 0.06 behind event-winner Dominick Glavich of North Carolina. Michael Dugan took third-place in the 500 free with a time of 4:26.00.
The meet resumes Friday morning with the preliminaries at 10 a.m. followed by the finals at 6 p.m.