January 26, 2008

Gardner-Webb and UNC Wilmington Top Swimming

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.- The Campbell University women's swimming team couldn't overcome two solid opponents and fell to both Gardner-Webb (155-49) and UNC Wilmington (148-56) Friday evening in Boiling Springs, N.C. Campbell's overall mark drops to 4-8, while Gardner-Webb improves to 14-5 and UNC Wilmington advances to 7-7.

Heidi Shallow was Campbell's only event winner, taking the 200-yard breaststroke by nearly two seconds. A native of Windsor Ontario, Shallow posted a time of 2:25.31 in the meet's 19th event earning her the top spot. Shallow also touched sixth in the 200 individual medley (2:16.81).

Freshman Ashlyn Stumpf continued to perform well grabbing both a second-place and third-place finish. Stumpf was runner up in the 50-free (25.56) and came in third in the 100-free with a time of 55.29.

Campbell's Jackie Kenline also garnered a pair of top five finishes in Friday's meet. Kenline took fourth-place in both the 200-free (1:58.55) and 500-free (5:16.08).

UNC Wilmington provided the necessary punch to drop both Campbell and Gardner-Webb. In addition to topping the field in both relay events, the Seahawks gathered five individual wins in the meet. Danielle Mortensen was a double event winner taking the 1000-free (10:20.60) and 500-free (5:09.90), while Sabina Sinska (200-free, 1:56.49), Caroline Huber (200-im, 2:11.68) and Caitlin Kirsteier (100-free, 53.39) won an event each.

Corey Hughey (50-free, 24.97), Leslie Hallquist (200-fly, 2:11.11) and Whitney Hooley (200-back, 2:07.33) all took events for the Bulldogs.

Campbell will continue its extended road trip and travel to Davidson, N.C. tomorrow to face Davidson at 1 p.m. The Wildcats are ranked No. 10 according to the CollegeSwimmng.com Mid-Major Poll.