February 20, 2008

Women's Swimming Set for CCSA Championships

BUIES CREEK, N.C.- The Campbell swim team heads to Huntersville, N.C. this weekend in attempt to put an exclamation point on a record-breaking season at the first Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championships. The first session is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. All sessions during the three day event (Feb. 21-23) will be video streamed on The EDGE via www.bigsouthsports.com.

Campbell has gone cold the last month-and-a-half winning just one dual meet since the Christmas break. Despite their recent struggles, the Camels feature several prominent swimmers that possess the ability to win events and propel Campbell to top finishes among an extremely tough CCSA.

Junior Heidi Shallow most recently earned the CCSA Swimmer of the Week honor after posting first, second and third-place finishes on Feb. 9, against UNC Wilmington. Shallow has steadily emerged as one of the CCSA's most prolific breaststroke event swimmers. Her 200-yard breaststroke time of 2:24.71 – set against North Florida on Nov. 3 – currently ranks second among the league's leaders and 100-breast (1:07.96) time is fifth fastest. Shallow recorded a second-place finish in the 200-breast (2:25.13) and fourth in the 100-breast (1:08.49) in last year's NEC Championships.

Not only does Shallow hold Campbell records in the 100-breast (1:06.46), 200-breast (2:21.95), 200-individual medley (2:10.79) and 400-indivdual medley (4:44.92), but she has seen the winners circle more times than any other teammate this season. Her first-place finish on Feb. 9th marked the 16th time this season Shallow has touched first in an event, not including relays.

Freshman Ashlyn Stumpf has also been one of Campbell's most consistently solid swimmers throughout the regular season. A native of Wormleysburg, Pa., Stumpf was crowned Campbell's fastest sprint event swimmer after recording school records in the 50-free (24.64), 100-free (54.23) and 100-fly (1:00.89). Stumpf ranks among the conferences best in the 50-free (8th) and 100-free (14th).

Jackie Kenline also poses a threat in several different middle distance events. The sophomore from The Woodlands, Tex. Carries top-16 times in the 200-free (12th), 500-free (12th) and 1000-yard freestyle (16th). Kenline also broke a school record in the 200-fly on Nov. 3 against North Florida swimming a time of 2:17.74.

Gardner-Webb enters the meet posting 15 dual meet wins – the most in the conference this season. Georgia Southern and Radford follow close behind with 12 and eight wins apiece.

In last year's Northeast Conference Championships Campbell shattered nine school records en route to earning a seventh-place finish. In 2006 the Camels set 10 school records at their conference championship.

Day 1 - Trials (10:00am) Day 1 - Finals (6:00pm)

200-yard Freestyle Relay "B" 200-yard Freestyle Relay "A"

10-minute intermission 10-minute intermission

500-yard Freestyle 500-yard Freestyle

200-yard Individual Medley 200-yard Individual Medley

50-yard Freestyle 50-yard Freestyle

20-minute intermission One-meter Diving (Women)

400-yard Medley Relay "B" Three-meter Diving (Men)

One-meter Diving (1:30pm Women) 400-yard Medley Relay "A"

Three-meter Diving (1:30pm Men)

Day 2 - Trials (10:00am) Day 2 - Finals 6:00pm

200-yard Medley Relay "B" 200-yard Medley Relay "A"

10-minute intermission 10-minute intermission

400-yard Individual Medley 400-yard Individual Medley

100-yard Butterfly 100-yard Butterfly

200-yard Freestyle 200-yard Freestyle

100-yard Breaststroke 100-yard Breaststroke

100-yard Backstroke 100-yard Backstroke

20-minute intermission One-meter diving (Men)

800-yard Freestyle Relay "B" 800-yard Freestyle Relay "A"

One-meter Diving (1:30pm Men)

Day 3 - Trials (10:00am) Day 3 - Finals (6:00pm)

200-yard Backstroke 1650-yard Freestyle - Last heat of time finals

100-yard Freestyle 200-yard Backstroke

200-yard Breaststroke 100-yard Freestyle

200-yard Butterfly 200-yard Breaststroke

400-yard Freestyle Relay "B" 200-yard Butterfly

1650-yard Freestyle - All but last heat of time finals Three-meter Diving (Women)

Three-meter Diving (1:30pm Women) 400-yard Freestyle Relay "A"

· Women's and Men's Races will run alternately starting with the women's race this year.

· "B" Relays will take place in the morning and "A" Relays will take place at night.

· "A" relay times will be composed of the team's best times during the season or composite times from the four fastest people in the season in that particular individual event.

· The CCSA will have a consolation final immediately preceding each championship final except the 1,650-yard freestyle and in the diving events.