Swimming And Diving Teams Lost To Duke In Final Dual Meet Of The Season
Jan. 28, 2007
DURHAM, N.C. --- The East Carolina swimming and diving teams closed out the regular season with losses to Duke Saturday afternoon. The Lady Pirates fell 161-137, while the men were narrowly defeated 155-145.
The women dropped to 9-4 overall and the men fell to 7-5.
Junior Rebecca Perry led the Lady Pirates with three first place finishes. She touched first in the 50 (24.37), 100 (53.45) and 200-yard (1:53.39) freestyle events. Perry was followed by a pair of teammates in the 50 and 100 to give ECU a sweep of the top three places in the freestyle sprint races.
Freshman Katlin Potts earned a second place finish in the 50 (25.22) and a third place finish in the 100-yard (54.54) freestyle. Fellow freshman Rachel Blue placed second in the 100 (54.31), while sophomore Amanda Duncan earned a third place finish in the 50 (25.27).
Members of the Lady Pirates also recorded first place finishes in the 1,000-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly. Junior Megan Pulaski captured first place honors in the 1,000 free (10:28.27) by more than three seconds over her closest competitor. Senior Kate Gordon touched five-tenths of a second ahead of Duke freshman Shannon Beall to win the 100 fly (57.24).
On the men's side, five Pirate swimmers claimed first place finishes in six events led by freshman Kristian Ramkvist's two first place finishes. Ramkvist took top honors in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:04.85) and the 200-yard IM (1:54.27).
Briese then earned his own narrow victory in the 500-yard freestyle (4:46.19), beating Duke's Sean Smith by 0.11.
Junior Greg Neville claimed victory in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 52.13.
Both the ECU men and women claimed first place finishes in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
East Carolina resumes competition at the Conference USA Championships in Houston beginning February 14.