February 16, 2011

Swimming Off To CCSA Championships This Week

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Campbell's swim team competes in the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championships from Feb. 17-19 this week in Athens, Ga. The Camels will be looking to improve on the team's sixth place finish from a season ago. The CU program continues to improve yearly and placed seventh during both the 2008 and 2009 season. The day will have daily trials at 10 a.m. and nightly final of events starting at 6 p.m.

The Camels have had a strong 2010-11 season and are looking to finish it on a positive note and improve on last year's finish. Leading the Camels at the championships will be freshman Cheriesse Campbell. Campbell leads CU and has the team's top event times in the 200 free (1:54.31), 500 free (5:03.85), 800 free (9:32.86), 1,000 free (10:32.32), 1,650 free (17:27.96) and 100 fly (58.23). She has also set school records in all those events. Campbell leads the team with 27 top-three finishes. She comes into the week's action ranking third in the 1,650 free, fifth in the 1,000 free, sixth in the 500 free, seventh in the 200 free and 100 butterfly in the conference. Campbell was named the CCSA's Swimmer of the Week on Feb. 9.

Fellow freshman Kylie Warne has also had a great rookie campaign with a pair of CCSA Swimmer of the Week honors (Nov. 10 and Feb.2). Warne is second on the team with 22 top-three finishes. Warne is ranked among the conference leaders in the 500 yard (10th), 1,000 free (11th), 200 butterfly (11th) and 200 IM (16th).

Senior Ashlyn Stumpf, who has the team's top times in the 50 free (24.50) and the 100 free (53.97), will also be in competition for Campbell for the final time. Stumpf is ranked seventh in the CCSA in the 50 free.

Junior Emily Michael leads the team and is ranked 14th in the league in the 100 breast (1:07.65). Freshman Kaitlyn Burnette has been the team's top performer in the 50 back, 100 back and 200 back. She ranks 12th in the league in the event (2:11.26)

The last Campbell swimmer to achieve all-conference status was Heidi Shallow in 2008 when she won the 200 breaststroke. In order to be all-conference a Campbell swimmer will need to finish in the top three of an individual event at the championships.

Feb. 17 Events

Trials (10 a.m.)

-200 Medley Relay 'B'

-500 Freestyle

-200 IM

-50 Free

-400 Medley Relay 'B'


Finals (6 p.m.)

-200 Freestyle Relay 'A'

-500 Freestyle

-200 IM

-50 Free

Feb. 18 Events

Trials (10 a.m.)

-200 Medley Relay 'B'

-400 IM

-100 Butterfly

-200 Freestyle

-100 Breaststroke

-100 Backstroke

-800 Freestyle Relay 'B'


Finals (6 p.m.)

-200 Medley Relay 'A'

-400 IM

-100 Butterfly

-200 Freestyle

-100 Breaststroke

-100 Backstroke

-800 Freestyle Relay 'A'


Feb. 19 Events

Trials (10 a.m.)

-200 Backstroke

-100 Freestyle

-200 Breaststroke

-200 Butterfly

-400 Freestyle Relay 'B'

-1,650 Freestyle


Finals (6 p.m.)

-1,650 Freestyle

-200 Backstroke

-100 Freestyle

-200 Breaststroke

-200 Butterfly

-400 Freestyle Relay 'A'