Swimming Sweeps at Radford
RADFORD, VA.- Campbell opened its 2007-08 season in style as they swept every event to earn victories over Radford and VMI, Saturday afternoon at the Dedmon Center. For the first time in school history Campbell defeated Radford, 138-63, and topped VMI 158-9.
Jackie Kenline, Heidi Shallow and Ashlyn Stumpf all won two events on the day, while Courtney Wetherell, Patricia Jimenez and Kelly Mullican added a first place finish each.
The Camels came out hot taking the 400 medley relay in the meet's first event of the day. Mullican, Shallow, Jimenez and Stumpf won the event with a time of 4:08.73, which was nearly ten seconds faster than Radford's second place finish.
Wetherell followed suit as she took the top time in the second event of the day. A sophomore from Mooresville, N.C., Wetherell swam the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 11:37.98.
Kenline, a sophomore from The Woodlands, Texas, started early as she swam the meets fastest time in the 200 yard freestyle (1:59.31). Kenline continued her success in the 500-free besting Radford's Lauren Wensel, the second place finisher, by over 13 seconds with a time of 5:20.47.
A pair of freshman, Ashlyn Stumpf and Kelly Mullican, earned first place finishes in their collegiate debuts. A native of Wormleysburg, Pa., Stumpf was top in the 50 yard freestyle (25.61) and the 100 yard butterfly (1:02.05). Stumpf's 50-free time, 25.61, was less than half a second slower than Campbell's all-time record (25.17). Mullican's 1:04.05 in the 100 yard backstroke was good enough for first by almost four seconds.
Shallow, a junior from Ontario, Canada, swam away with top times in two different events, including the 200 yard individual medley (2:14.75) and the 100 yard backstroke (1:08.25).
In addition to helping Campbell's two relay teams to top times, Jimenez captured a victory of her own in the 100-free (55.78).
Campbell rounded out the day with yet another victory in the 400 yard freestyle relay. The foursome of Ashley Theodossiou, Sarah McSpadden, Jimenez and Kenline topped the field swimming the race in 3:46.80.
The Camels next meet is Friday, Oct. 26, as they travel to Raleigh to take on the N.C. State Wolfpack and Duke Blue Devils.