A three-run home run off the bat of Thomas Francisco in the sixth inning gave ECU a lead it would not relinquish as the Pirates defeated Norfolk State 8-5 in the opening contest of the 2021 NCAA Greenville Regional Friday at Clark-LeClair Stadium.
ECU will travel across state to square off with Liberty in the inaugural Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte officials at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced on Thursday.
Kinston native Niejel Wilkins ended up placing 18th in the triple jump, producing a mark of 15.63 meters. It was his second-longest effort of the campaign behind a 15.70-meter performance at the AAC Outdoor Championships.
Following some success at the AAC Outdoor Championships last week in Tampa, the ECU track and field team will be sending six student-athletes back to the Sunshine State for the NCAA East Preliminary competition May 27-29 in Jacksonville.
Sommer Knight won the AAC pole vault title in school-record fashion Saturday evening, highlighting East Carolina’s participation in day two of the AAC Outdoor Championships at the USF Track & Field Stadium.