January 13, 2020
East Carolina Aquatics hosted it’s friendly in-state rival, the Waves of Wilmington, in dual competition January 11-12. Though WOW won the meet, ECA had several top performers.
12-year-old Ezra Zapler won the Boys 11-12 100 IM in a team record time of 1:00.51. The previous record of 1:01.75 was set by Jack Nowacek in 2015. Zapler also topped the podium in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 500 Free, and 50 Breast.
Luke McCarthy won the 13-14 Boys 500 Free and Russell Exum won the 15-18 500 Free.
Kristen Ivey won the 13-14 girls 100 Free and 500 Free. Madeline Smith won the 15-18 100 Free, 200 Free, 100 Back, and 100 IM. Emma Hastings took the top spot in the 500 Free.
ECA won 2 relays. That includes the 10 & Under Boys 200 Free Relay of Wren Tyson, Owen Priechenfried, Ben Davis, and Miller Tyson. The 15-18 Boys 200 Free Relay of Jack Nowacek, Sadler Smith, Nathan Wingard, and Conner Wang placed first as well.
ECA will hold a Qualifier meet February 9 before gearing up for North Carolina Swimming Championships.