Nov. 22, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Members of the East Carolina swimming and diving teams combined to set three varsity records and post a trio of NCAA `B' qualifying times Friday on day two of the 2013 Nike Cup at Koury Natatorium on the campus of the University of North Carolina.
The women's team moved from fourth-place into third-place Friday and now trails second-place Duke (466) by only 34 points. North Carolina leads the ladies competition with 1,099 points. The ECU men's team slipped from fourth-place into fifth.
ECU senior Anna Gibas set the varsity record in the women's 100 back with a NCAA `B' qualifying time of 54.73 during the morning's preliminary races. Sophomore Megan Sellers established a new school record in the 100 breaststroke with a runner-up time of 1:01.71 in the finals, also a NCAA `B' qualifying time.
Monahan and Gibas placed sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 100 fly, while Gibas also finished third in the 100 back. Freshman Anna Maria Svanbergsson placed sixth in the 200 free.
On the men's side, junior Rokas Cepulis posted a NCAA `B' qualifying time of 54.86 in the 100 breaststroke during the preliminary swims. He finished fourth in Friday night's finals.