Two Pool Records Set in Day One Results with UNC-W, Richmond
Oct. 7, 2011
WILMINGTON, N.C. - ODU's Yesim Giresunlu and Arni Arnason (Mosfellsbaer, Iceland) both set pool records in day one swimming action as the Monarch and Lady Monarch swimming and diving teams take on UNC-Wilmington and Richmond this weekend.
The ODU men currently lead the 10-time Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship UNC-Wilmington Seahawks, 94.5-90.5. On the women's side, the Seahawks lead the Lady Monarchs 53.00-33.00, while ODU holds a 45.00-41.00 lead over Richmond.
Arnason led the Monarchs with a three victories, picking up wins in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke, and in swimming the second leg of the 400 medley relay. Arnason clocked in with a time of 1:52.80, over six seconds faster than second place, in the 200 IM, while he set a new Seahawk Natatorium record with a time of 55.35 in the 100 breast.
Also joining Arnason with individual event victories were sophomore Sidni Hoxha (Tirane, Albania) in the 50 freestyle (21.10) and classmate Daniel Camozzo (Herndon, Va.) in the 200 freestyle (1:43.75).
For the ODU women, Giresunlu, a native of Turkey, made her Lady Monarch debut by setting a new Seahawk Natatorium record in the 1650 freestyle. She won the event with a time of 16:59.70, the fourth fastest time in the ODU record books.
Also earning individual event wins for the Lady Monarchs were newcomer Savannah Bowers in the 200 freestyle (1:54.75), as well as Erla Haraldsdottir (Njardvik, Iceland) in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.66).
The Monarchs and Lady Monarchs conclude action tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m.
UNCW 53, ODU 33;
UNCW 53, Richmond 33;
ODU 45, Richmond 41
ODU 94.5, UNCW 90.5