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Swimming and Diving Hosts East Carolina Saturday

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
Release: January 11, 2012
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Jan. 11, 2012

NORFOLK, Va. - Old Dominion's men's and women's swimming and diving teams will be competing against the East Carolina University Pirates this Saturday at the J.C. "Scrap" Chandler Pool in the Student Recreation Center. Diving will start at 9 a.m. with swimming beginning at 1 p.m.

The order of events in the afternoon are as follows:

200 medley relay
1000 free
200 free
100 back
100 breast
200 fly
50 free
15 minute break
100 free
200 back
200 breast
500 free
100 fly
10 minute break
200 IM
400 Free Relay

Several of the Old Dominion men's and women's swimming team members are coming off an appearance at the 2011 AT&T Winter Nationals in Atlanta, Ga. Senior Erla Haraldsodottir had a stellar performance in the 100 breaststroke reaching the B Finals and finishing 16th overall with a time of 1:11.07

Other highlights from Nationals included three-time CAA Men's Swimmer of the Week senior Arni Arnason who placed 25th in the 50 freestyle, 25th in the 100 breaststroke, and 30th in the 200 breaststroke. Joining Arnason in the 50 free C Finals field was last years CAA Champion Sophomore Sidni Hoxha and Junior Kimberley Rashleigh.

East Carolina University's last head to head competition was back on November 12, where they swept a dual meet against Catawba, bringing their men's team to a 2-2 record and their women's squad to 4-2.

The Monarchs faced East Carolina last season where both ODU's men and women teams were defeated by the Pirates. The loss for the men ended a nine-meet winning streak.


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