BUIES CREEK, N.C.- After kicking the 2007-08 season off with two league victories, Campbell will head to Raleigh to face NC State and Duke, Friday evening at 5 p.m. at the Casey Aquatic Center. Campbell (2-0-0, 2-0-0 CCSA), who defeated Radford for the first time in school history on Oct. 13, dropped last year's decision to NC State 51-164.
The trio of Heidi Shallow, Jackie Kenline and Ashlyn Stumpf propelled Campbell to its first two victories of the season as each won a pair of events on Oct. 13. Shallow currently holds the CCSA's top time in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.25. A native of Ontario, Canada, Shallow paced the field as she bested all performers in the 200 yard individual medley (2:14.75) and the 100 yard backstroke (1:08.25), in addition to guiding Campbell's 400 medley relay team to the meet's top time (4:08.73).
Kenline earned valuable points in the meet as she topped the field in the 200 yard freestyle (1:59.21), and the 500-free with a time of 5:20.47. Stumpf, a freshman from Wormleysburg, Pa., followed suit as she swam the 50-free in 25.61 and the 100 yard butterfly in 1:02.05, also the meets fastest times.
NC State enters Friday's meet fresh off a weekend where they defeated William & Mary 194-106, and dropped a 174-124 decision to the Pirates of ECU. Anna Linkenauger, Jennifer Kopenitz and Jess ward all finished with multiple top-five finishes in last weekend's meet. Linkenauger swam the fastest time in the 1000-free (10:22.51), while Kopenitz grabbed a first place finish in the 200-back (2:04.01). With a roster that is filled with three freshman, ten sophomore, five juniors and one senior, NC State is coming off a tenth place finish at last year's ACC Championships.
The Blue Devils opened their season in style earning commanding victories over UNCW (199-96) and Richmond (190.5-93.5). Ashley Twichell shattered a Duke record in the 1000 yard freestyle by nearly seven seconds, finishing with a time of 9:59.15 for a first-place finish in her collegiate debut. Twichell didn't stop there as she earned yet another first place finish in the 200-free (1:54.68).
Jessica Perry and Danielle Spearman won two events each for Duke last weekend. Perry topped the field in the 100-breast (1:05.67) and the 200-breast (2:22.69), while Spearman earned first place finishes in the 100-back (58.01) and the 100-free (52.85).
Campbell stands 0-3 in the lifetime series against NC State, while Friday's meeting with Duke is the first in history between the two schools.