Swimming Off To Radford Invitational This Week
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Campbell's swim team (4-6, 4-1 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association) heads off to Radford, Va. to participate in the three-day Radford Invitational starting on Thursday, Nov. 18.
The Camels are coming in off a busy weekend that saw the team defeat North Florida (104-101) and fall to ECU and College of Charleston. Freshman Kylie Warne had a strong weekend for CU and broke the school's 1,000 free record (10:36.86) on Saturday. She also placed in the top-three in four different events (1,000 free, 200 IM, 200 free and 200 fly) over the course of the weekend's two meets. Fellow freshman Cheriesse Campbell continued her steady opening campaign and won the 500 free twice, picked up a victory in the 1,000 free, placed third in the 200 free, sixth in the 200 butterfly (team's best finish in that event on the day) and was part of two 200 free relay teams that placed second in their events. Senior Ashlyn Stumpf set season-best times in winning the 50 and 100 free on Friday against North Florida and then topped her season best time in the 50 free on Saturday. Freshman Virginia Dailey placed second in the 200 IM and third in the 100 butterfly over the course of the weekend.
Cheriesse Campbell leads CU with 14 top-three finishes this season. She and Warne are tied for the team lead with eight victories. Warne also has 13 top-three finishes on the year. Warne is the Camels top ranked swimmer in conference in the 500 free, 100 backstroke and 200 IM.
After this week's action, the Campbell swim program has a break for finals and the holidays and will get back in the pool on Jan. 14 with a road meet against North Carolina A&T at 6 p.m.