Swimming Travels South to Tussle with the College of Charleston and North Florida

Swimming Travels South to Tussle with the College of Charleston and North Florida

BUIES CREEK, N.C.- After dropping four contests last weekend, Campbell looks to rebound against the College of Charleston and North Florida – its final CCSA opponents of the regular season – Saturday in Charleston, S.C. The meet is slated to begin at 12 p.m.

Campbell (4-10, 4-8 CCSA) squared off with North Florida earlier this season, while Saturday's meet will be the first time in 2007-08 Campbell and the College of Charleston will compete. North Florida dropped Campbell 190-98, but the Camels earned four event victories in the meet. Heidi Shallow swam the meet's fastest times in the 100-breast (1:08.74), 200 individual medley (2:14. 66) and 200-breast (2:24.71), while Ashlyn Stumpf topped the field in the 50-free swimming a time of 25.41.

Shallow continued her winning ways last weekend taking every breaststroke event she swam. The junior from Windsor Ontario earned her first victory in the 200-breast last Friday against UNC Wilmington and Gardner-Webb touching in 2:25.31, and bested all swimmers the following day against Davidson and UNC Wilmington in the 100-breast (1:08.28) and 200-breast (2:26.93). Shallow currently holds the CCSA's second fastest time in the 200-breast (2:24.71).

North Florida (5-6, 3-2 CCSA) is coming off a pair of loses and was most recently downed by Georgia Southern 141-102. Freshman LynAnn Nelson led the Lady Ospreys with first-place finishes in the 500-free and 1000-free. Nelson finished more than 18 seconds ahead of GSU's Meredith Fehr in the 1000-free with a time of 10:35.62. In the 500, she was more than five seconds faster than GSU's Ali Campbell, taking the event in 5:08.55. North Florida also features Caroline Poling, a junior that received the CCSA Swimmer of the Week honors on Nov. 6.

The College of Charleston (2-6, 2-3 CCSA) fell to Old Dominion 139-103 on Jan. 19, its most recent competition. The women were paced by Sara Gardocki and Brittany Fieldson, who each earned a first-place finish. Gardocki posted a 9:11.98 in the 800-meter freestyle, while Fieldson finished best in the 50-free (27.59). The cougars will face Florida A&M tonight before battling both Campbell and North Florida on Saturday.