Six Records Set At Purple-Gold Swim Meet
Sept. 30, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- Six event records were set at the East Carolina swimming and diving teams'annual preseason Purple-Gold intrasquad meet held Friday at Minges Natatorium with the contest ending in a tie for the first time in its history, 247-all.
"It was an exciting event and one of the fastest that we've ever had," Pirate head coach Rick Kobe said. "We've never set that many records before. I'm very pleased with the results today and I think we good shape for the beginning of the season."
Freshman Nikola Simic's three first-place finishes highlighted the meet for the men. He touched first in the 50, 100 and 200-yard freestyle events, setting meet records in the 100 and 200. Fellow rookie Rokas Cepulis also established a new meet record in the 200-yard breaststroke.
Senior Natalia Favoreto recorded a trio of first-place finishes on the women's side, winning the 50 and 100-yard freestyle as well as the 100-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Anna Gibas and freshman Megan Rossi were also multi-event winners. Gibas claimed first-place in both backstroke events, while Rossi captured first-place in the 500 and 1000-yard freestyle, setting meet records in both events.
Freshman Danielle Morrin also established a new meet record in the 200-yard butterfly.
The Pirates will open their season with a dual meet against North Carolina on Oct. 6 at Minges Natatorium. The meet is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.