East Carolina Women Win, Men Lose

GREENVILLE, North Carolina, January 14. JUST one day after suffering only its second setback of the season, the East Carolina women's swimming and diving team posted a 158-85 win over UNC Wilmington here Sunday to improve to 9-2 this season.

The Seahawks claimed a 129-108 victory during the men's meet as the Pirates dropped to 7-3 overall.

Junior diver Christie Icenhower set the ECU varsity record on the three-meter board with a score of 332.40, breaking her own school record of 296.10 set against UNCW in 2005. She also claimed top honors on the one-meter board this afternoon with a score of 263.70.

The Lady Pirates won 11 of 13 events, claiming the top two places in five events and the top three finishers in a pair of events.

Junior Megan Pulaski and Rebecca Perry were also multiple event winners. Pulaski placed first in both the 500 (5:06.86) and 1,000-yard (10:21.95) freestyle, while Perry earned first place finishes in the 50 (23.58) and 100-yard (52.09) freestyle.

Seniors Kate Gordon and Jennie Meade were also individual winners. Gordon won the 200-yard butterfly (2:07.56), while Meade swam the fastest 200-yard freestyle time of the day (1:56.02). Junior EC Moore won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:08.18.

The Lady Pirates also won both relay events.

Freshman Kristian Ramkvist won a pair of events on the men's side. Ramkvist placed first in both the 200 IM (1:55.86) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:08.39). Fellow freshman Blake Briese finished first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:44.06.

Junior Greg Neville was the lone Pirate upper classman to win an individual event, touching first in the 200-yard backstroke (1:54.99).

ECU returns to dual meet competition Saturday, January 20, against UMBC. The meet is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start at Minges Natatorium.

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