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.