February 5, 2011

Swimming Downed By UNCW 103-93

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Campbell's swimming team (10-11, 9-5 CCSA) lost a close 103-93 dual meet to non-conference opponent UNC Wilmington on Saturday, Feb. 5 at Seahawk Natatorium.

The Camels were able to sweep the 500 free with freshman Cheriesse Campbell winning the event in her time of 5:11.23. She was followed in the standings by junior Cameron Gorse (5:37.85) and freshman Spencer Hopper (5:43.58). Cheriesse Campbell also had a second-place individual finish in the 200 free (1:56.24).

CU also swept the 100 breast with junior Emily Michael winning the sprint in her time of 1:10.41. Freshman Charlotte Cornet finished a close second at 1:10.90. Fellow freshman Kelsey Bennett ranked third at 1:12.17.

Campbell's 400 free relay team of Cheriesse Campbell, freshman Virginia Dailey, freshman Kylie Warne and senior Ashlyn Stumpf won their event in a time of 3:45.45. CU's 'B' relay team of freshman Marissa Coughlin, sophomore Kaitlyn Tunstall, freshman Maggie Pogue and Gorse placed second (3:53.11).

Individually, Warne also placed third in a season best time of 18:01.99 in the 1,650 free.

Kaitlyn Burnette had a strong overall meet for CU with a pair of top-three individual finishes and a third-place ranking in the 200 medley relay. Burnette finished as the runner-up in the 100 butterfly (1:00.85), third in the 100 back (1:03.48) and she along with Cornet, Dailey and Stumpf finished third in the 200 medley relay (1:53.53).

Other top finishes for Campbell's swim team include senior Casey Umberger finishing second in the 200 IM (2:18.74), Dailey placing third in the 100 free (55.50) and Tunstall's third-place ranking in the 100 butterfly (1:01.63).

The Camels will next return to the pool and travel to Athens, Ga. for the CCSA Championship from Feb. 17-21.