Nov. 30, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. --- The East Carolina men and women's swimming and diving teams concluded the Gamecock Invitational with 114 season bests times established during the four-day meet at the University of South Carolina.
Sophomore Andrew Stoker's first-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly highlighted the event with a personal-best time of 1:49.63, 0:00.17 off the school record. Stoker also recorded a second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 49.57.
Stoker joined Roman Sandler, Travis Sauder and Jason Guzewich for a third-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay.
Junior Thiago Cavalcanti made his NCAA `B' cut in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:26.79 to earn second-place in the event.
A pair of top three finishes by junior Jenna Stewart highlighted the ladies meet. She placed second in the 50-yard freestyle (23.13) and third in the 100-yard freestyle (50.63). Stewart also teamed with Kelsey Brosi, Kali Gaskill and Holly Berenotto for a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Freshman Kayla Ford set both the varsity and freshman record in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.11 to claim second-place in the event. Junior Stephanie Harper earned second-place in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.18).
The Pirates also had individuals and relay teams reach the finals in an additional 23 events as the women's team claimed fourth-place and the men took fifth in the final team standings.
Top 3 Finalist
1st Andrew Stoker 200 Fly: 1:49.63 Gamecock Invitational Champion
2nd Thiago Cavalcanti 500 Free: 4:26.79 NCAA "B" Cut
2nd Jenna Stewart 50 Free: 23.13
2nd Jackie Jones 400 IM: 4:24.10
2nd Andrew Stoker 100 Fly: 49.57
2nd Stephanie Harper 100 Breaststroke: 1:04.18
2nd Kayla Ford 200 Backstroke: 2:02.11 ECU Varsity Record/ ECU Freshman Record
2nd Womens 200 Free Relay - Jenna Stewart, Kelsey Brosi, Kali Gaskill, Holly Berenotto
3rd Jenna Stewart 100 Free: 50.63
3rd Mens 200 Medley Relay - Roman Sandler, Travis Stauder, Andrew Stoker, Jason Guzewich
4th Rachel Blue 500 Free
4th Lauren Dufault 400 IM
4th 1650 Free Thiago Cavalcanti
4th Womens 800 Free Relay: Jackie Jones, Rachel Blue, Kelsey Brosi, Michelle Gadowry
4th Womens 400 Free Relay: Kelsey Brosi, Jenna Stewart, Rachel Blue, Holly Berenotto
5th Rachel Blue 200 Free
5th Stephanie Harper 200 Breaststroke
5th Meghan Coyne 1-Meter Springboard
5th Mens 200 Free Relay: Ailton Temotio, Jason Guzewich, Andrew Stoker, Geoff Bobsin
5th Womens 400 Medley Relay: Kayla Ford, Stephanie Harper, Hannah Lee, Jenna Stewart
5th Mens 400 Medley Realy: Roman Sandler, Travis Stauder, Andrew Stoker, Ailton Temotio
5th Womens 200 Medley Relay: Kylie Francis, Stephanie Harper, Jenna Stewart, Holly Berenotto
5th Mens 800 Free Relay: Thiago Cavalcanti, Jonathan Bailey, Andrew Christian, Blake Briese
6th Jackie Jones 200 IM
6th Travis Stauder 100 Breaststroke
6th Jonathan Bailey 1650 Free
7th Jenna Stewart 100 Fly
7th Thiago Cavalcanti 200 Free
7th Travis Stauder 200 Breaststroke
7th Thiago Cavalcanti 200 Fly
8th Jonathan Bailey 200 Free
8th Chris Borysewicz 200 Fly
8th Tyler Dunsmore 1-Meter Springboard