CHARLESTON, S.C. - Campbell's swimming team (10-10, 9-5 CCSA) lost a tough 147-131 decision to College of Charleston on Friday night at Stern Pool. The Camels swam well and ended up totaling 24 top-three finishes over the course of the meet. CU actually ended the swimming portion of the meet tied with the Cougars at 131 points each, but lost all 16 points to CofC since the Camels do not have a competing diving team.
Cheriesse Campbell continued her record-breaking freshman campaign and set the new school mark in winning the 800 free (9:32.86). The previous mark was set by Kelly Mullican during a meet last season. The Sunrise, Fla. native also finished second in the 100 butterfly (1:08.35) and third in the 200 butterfly (2:30.00).
Kylie Warne won three individual events for Campbell with victories in the 200 butterfly (2:28.69), 400 free (4:39.27) and the 200 IM (2:27.71). Warne has now placed in the top-three of an individual event 21 times with 13 victories.
Warne was also part of the 400 free relay team along with Campbell, sophomore Kaitlyn Tunstall and senior Ashlyn Stumpf that won their event in a time of 4:15.10.
Stumpf had a strong individual meet for CU with a win in the 50 free (28.22) and second place rankings in both the 100 free (1:02.38) and the 200 back (2:34.54).
Freshman Virginia Dailey placed second in the 200 IM (2:30.45) and 200 free (2:12.75). She finished third in the 50 free (28.94) and was also part of the 200 medley relay team along with freshman Kaitlyn Burnette, junior Emily Michael and Stumpf that won their event in a time of 2:06.95.
Fellow freshman Charlotte Cornet finished tied for second in the 100 breast (1:19.65) and second in the 200 breast (2:48.80).
Tunstall placed third in the 200 free (2:16.37), 200 breast (2:35.96) and the 400 free (4:49.13).
Burnette finished third in the 100 back (1:09.94) and the 100 butterfly (1:08.67).
Michael tied her teammate Cornet for second in the 100 breast (1:19.65).
CU's relay team of freshman Hannah Nordyke, freshman Kelsey Bennett, sophomore Michelle Key and Lexie Miller finished third in the 200 medley (2:10.29). The Camels' 400 free relay team of junior Melissa Eller and freshmen Maggie Pogue, Kate Haseley and Spencer Hopper finished third in their relay (4:15.10).
The Camels will next return to the pool and travel to Wilmington, N.C. to take on UNC Wilmington on Saturday, Feb. 5, at 11 a.m.