Swimming Heads to Jacksonville to Face North Florida
BUIES CREEK, N.C.- After splitting decisions to Georgia Southern and Howard last weekend, Campbell will look to top CCSA opponent North Florida and earn its fourth league victory, Saturday afternoon at the UNF Aquatics Center. North Florida (2-0-0, 0-0-0 CCSA) defeated Campbell (3-3-0, 3-1-0 CCSA) 133-72 in last year's meeting.
Campbell continued its record-breaking ways last weekend in a victory over Howard 138-54, but dropped a 70.50-133.50 decision at the hands of Georgia Southern. A junior from Santurce, Puerto Rico, Patricia Jimenez broke her own school record in the 100 yard butterfly, besting her previous time by two hundredths of a second (1:01.01). In addition to her personal record, Jimenez guided Campbell's 200 yard medley relay team to its second school record in less than 24 hours. After breaking the record at NC State, Kelly Mullican, Heidi Shallow, Jimenez and Jackie Kenline swam the event in 1:52.62, which topped their previous time by 16 hundredths of a second.
Shallow and Kenline remained solid for the Camels, adding two first-place finishes each in last Saturday's meet. Kenline touched first in the 1000-free (10:50.71) and 500-free (5:17.29), while Shallow topped the field in the 200 yard individual medley (2:16.20) and 100 yard backstroke (1:08.24). Shallow's 100 yard backstroke time of 1:08.04 currently ranks second among the CCSA conference leaders.
North Florida enjoyed a week off after defeating Vanderbilt 162-69 on Oct. 19. LynAnn Nelson led the way for the Ospreys topping the field in the 50-free (25.19) and 500-free (5:06.03). Nelson also anchored the 200-medley relay team that finished first with a time of 1:50.91. Nelson's 500-free time is currently second-best in the CCSA.
Saturday's meet is just the second time in history that Campbell and North Florida will have faced off. The meet is set to start at 1 p.m.