January 12, 2008

Swimming Tops North Carolina A&T 221-71

GREENSBORO, N.C.- Campbell swept the relay events and Patricia Jimenez shattered her previous 50-fly record to top North Carolina A&T 221-71 Friday night in Greensboro, N.C. The Camels improved their dual record to 4-4, while the Aggies fall to 0-3.

In the fourth event of the meet, Jimenez gained valuable points swimming the field's fastest time and besting her own school record in the 50-fly posting a 28.07. The junior from Santurce Puerto Rico swam three tenths of a second faster than the 50-fly record she held before, making it the second time this season she has broke her own school record.

Sarah McSpadden followed suit in the 50-yard freestyle – the seventh event of the meet – earning a victory of her own to put the Camels' lead out of reach. McSpadden's time of 26.10 was nearly one second faster than the second-place finisher.

Campbell earned its first triumph in the 300-yard butterfly relay which ended up to be one of six relay victories in a meet that featured several unusual 300-yard relay events. Casey Umberger, Jimenez and Ashlyn Stumpf paced the field swimming a time of 3:07.09, which was 11.56 seconds faster than their closest competitor.

The Camels continued to swim away in the relay events topping the field in the 300-yard breaststroke relay (3:38.06), 200-free relay (1:45.08), 300-back relay (3:19.68), 400-yard medley relay (4:32.38) and 200-yard medley relay (1:59.87). The 200-yard medley relay, which was final event of the day, proved to be the meet's tightest race as only .39 seconds was the separated the first-place and fourth-place finisher.

North Carolina A&T saw two of its swimmers gain individual victories in the sprint events. Vinetae Wynn touched first in the 50-back (28.40) while Gia Wright took a title in the 50-breast (32.90).

Campbell will enjoy a week off before returning to action to battle Georgia Southern and No-22 Florida Gulf Coast Saturday, Jan. 19, at Statesboro, Ga.