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Hoxha, Giresunlu Set Records on Day One of Nike Cup

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: November 21, 2013
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Old Dominion University swimming and diving had an outstanding showing on day one of the Nike Cup on Thursday, winning two events and setting a pair of school records.

Senior Sidni Hoxha set the ODU school record to win the A Final in the 50 meter freestyle with a time of 19.44.

In the A Final of the women’s 500 meter freestyle, Yesim Giresunlu also set a school record with a time of 4:49.74 to finish in sixth place.

Rachel Eckert continued her winning ways this season, edging out Duke’s Kendall McClenney 272.65-271.10 in the preliminaries before notching a time of 294.35 to defeat a pair of UNC divers.  Eckert has won every event she has competed in this season.

In the B Finals in the men’s 500 meter freestyle, Bernardo Figuiredo finished second, and 10th in the overall finals with a time of 4:31.63.

ODU is back at it again tomorrow with day two of the Nike Cup, starting at 10 a.m. with the preliminary events and the finals starting at 6 p.m.

 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
•                200 Medley Relay

•                400 Individual Medley  

•                100 Butterfly  

•                200 Freestyle          

•                100 Breaststroke       

•                100 Backstroke         

•                Diving         
 
•                  Women 1 Meter
   
•                  Men  3 Meter

•                800 Freestyle Relay  

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