February 24, 2008

Shallow Claims 200-Yard Breaststroke Title; Campbell Swimming Finishes 7th

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C.- Heidi Shallow claimed Campbell's first CCSA individual title and the Camels scored 198 points to secure 7th place in the final day of the CCSA Championships at Huntersville, N.C. Davidson won the team championship earning 660 points, while Florida Gulf Coast followed close behind with 634.

Shallow put an exclamation point on her record-setting season in the 34th event of the championships as she grabbed Campbell's only first place finish of the meet taking the 200-yard breaststroke in controlling fashion. The junior from Windsor, Ontario broke Campbell's school record first in the preliminary round touching in 2:19.74 then followed with a finals time of 2:20.58, which was over three seconds faster than her closest competitor. In all, Shallow garnered a fourth-place, second-place and an individual title in the CCSA's inaugural championship meet.

Ashlyn Stumpf capped off her freshman campaign off in style setting a record in the 100-yard freestyle. Stumpf, a native of Wormleysburg, Pa., touched the wall in 53.32 besting her previous record by nearly one second she set on Jan. 19 against Georgia Southern and FGCU. Stumpf also broke the 50-free record in the first day of the CCSA Championships.

Campbell concluded its season on a quality note posting a seventh-place finish and breaking a school record in the meets last event, the 400-yard freestyle relay. Jackie Kenline, Stumpf, Patricia Jimenez and Sarah McSpadden topped the previous 400-free relay (3:39.49) time swimming the event in 3:36.49. The record-breaking performance marks the fourth time the Camels have broken records in relay events at the CCSA Championships.

Viktoria Hyddmark of Florida Gulf Coast garnered a pair of individual honors including the CCSA's Most Outstanding Swimmer and Most Outstanding Freshman Performer. John Young – the head coach of Davidson College – took home CCSA's Women's Swimming Coach of the Year award.

Campbell broke a grand total of 11 school records at the CCSA Championships and posted a 4-13 overall mark over the 2007-08 season. The Camels finished 4-10 in the CCSA.

Final Standings

1. Davidson College (660)

2. Florida Gulf Coast (634)

3. Gardner-Webb (620.5)

4. Georgia Southern (463.5)

5. North Florida (409)

6. College of Charleston (373)

7. Campbell University (198)

8. Howard (104)

9. Radford (76)

10. North Carolina A&T (64)

11. Virginia Military Institute (49)