February 22, 2008

Stumpf, Shallow Lead Campbell Swimming to Seventh Place after First Day of CCSA Championships

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.- Despite a record breaking day, Campbell earned 74 points and finished in seventh place after the first day of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championships on Thursday at Huntersville, N.C. Davidson is the current leader with 221 points followed by Florida Gulf Coast (205), Gardner-Webb (163), Georgia Southern (144), College of Charleston (112) and North Florida (108). Howard, Radford, North Carolina A&T and the Virginia Military Institute round out the group claiming the eight through 11 spots.

Ashlyn Stumpf broke an individual record and was a part of two record breaking relays in her first collegiate postseason action of her career. The freshman from Wormleysburg, Pa. touched sixth in the 50-yard freestyle swimming a time of 24.48, but captured a school record in the events preliminary round posting a 24.39.

Stumpf's day continued as she swam Campbell's lead leg for the 200-yard freestyle relay team that matched its previous school best, and anchored a 400-medley relay squad that topped the record by over three seconds. In the first event of the day Stumpf, Jackie Kenline, Patricia Jimenez and Sarah McSpadden placed eighth but tied the school record swimming a 1:39.49 in the 200-free relay. Kelly Mullican, Heidi Shallow, Jimenez and Stumpf closed the CCSA's first day out in style breaking Campbell's 400-medley relay time by swimming the event in 4:02.25 and placing seventh.

Shallow obtained Campbell's highest finish placing fourth and breaking a school record in the 200-yard individual medley. Shallow's time of 2:08.71 was more than two seconds faster than the previous record she set on Feb. 16, 2006 at the Northeast Conference Championships.

In addition to Florida Gulf Coast's 400-medley relay victory Courtney Gallo and Viktoria Hyddmark won individual events for the Eagles. Gallo claimed the top spot in the 500-free (4:58.76) while Hyddmark took the 200-individual medley (2:07.45). Lindsey Martin was a winner for Davidson touching first in the 50-free (23.62).

Campbell continues competition at the CCSA Championships tomorrow in Huntersville, N.C. The preliminary session is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.