East Carolina Intrasquad Meet
- Friday, September 29
- 25 yards
Courtesy of Pirates Athletics
GREENVILLE, N.C. – The Purple squad narrowly defeated the Gold team in the annual ECU swimming and diving Intrasquad Meet Friday afternoon at Minges Natatorium, 232-216.
“It was a great way to start the season,” ECU second-year head coach Matthew Jabs said. “We had a terrific crowd show up to support the team, which was really nice to see. Between parents, alumni, and fans, it helped create a fun atmosphere for the team.
“Going in I was looking for great energy, and a competitive atmosphere and the team delivered on both.”
The two teams combined to set nine meet records with freshman Marek Osina establishing meet marks in the men’s 200 butterfly, 200 backstroke and 200 IM and was a part of the record-setting 200 medley relay team.
Also on the men’s side, sophomore Jacek Arentewicz captured first-place in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, setting a meet record in each event and was also a member of the record-setting 200 medley relay unit. Gustavo Santos and Gavin Erdmann were also part of the relay squad.
Tristan Taylor took down the record in the 100 backstroke.
Freshman Mariana Vignoli was one of the top performers on the women’s side, claiming first-place finishes in the 500 and 1000 freestyle with a record-breaking time in the latter. She was also a member of the victorious 400 freestyle relay team.
Junior Stefanie Scherwitzel touched first in the women’s 100 and 200 freestyle, posting the fastest time in meet history in the 200.
Sophomore Devin Nugent swept the men’s diving events with freshman Katherine White winning the women’s one-meter diving competition and finishing second on the three-meter springboard.
“I told the team it was one of our best Purple/Gold meets in recent history,” Jabs said. “Any time you can set 9 meet records it’s a good day. We still have work to do, and places to improve, but so far very happy with the outcome.”
ECU opens its dual meet season Friday, Oct. 5, inside Minges Natatorium at 5 p.m. against North Carolina. Admission is free.