February 19, 2011

Swimming In Eighth After Second Day of CCSA Championships; Five School Records Fall

ATHENS, Ga. - Campbell's swimming team is ranked eighth after the second day of the CCSA Championship with 130 total points. The Camels broke five school records during the second day of competition.

Freshman Kaitlyn Burnette set the school record and placed 12th in the 100 butterfly. Burnette's time of 57.92 broke the previous mark of 58.23 set by fellow freshman Cheriesse Campbell earlier this season. Burnette also broke the 50 backstroke time (27.88) which came during 200 medley relay. She broke the 100 backstroke historical record twice with her time of 58.95 in the preliminaries and again with her time of 58.94 in the finals. She had set the 100 backstroke record the previous day in 'C' relay with a 58.58.

Cheriesse Campbell broke the school's 200 free record with her time of 1:53.04. The mark bettered her own previous mark of 1:54.31 set earlier in the fall and placed her 8th overall.

The CU 800 free relay team of freshman Kylie Warne, sophomore Kaitlyn Tunstall, freshman Virginia Dailey and Cheriesse Campbell finished sixth in their event in a school record time of 7:43.72. The time shattered the previous mark of 7:54.39 set at least season CCSA Championship by over 11 seconds.

Among the events to be contest during the third and final day of competition are the 200 backstroke, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 butterfly, 400 free relay and the 1,650 free.