BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell's swim team (2-2) hosts its first home dual meet of the season this weekend when it welcomes in CCSA rival College of Charleston and Queens University of Charlotte on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m.
Campbell defeated Lenoir-Rhyne by a 136-63 score on Oct. 5. The Camels had a dominating effort with nine event wins and 21 top-three finishes. Freshman Larissa Joassaint led the effort for CU was individual victories in the 50 free (25.63) and the 100 free (55.43). Other individual event winners in the meet for Campbell were sophomore Kate Haseley in the 200 free (2:04.38), sophomore Charlotte Cornet in the 200 IM (2:15.70), sophomore Kylie Warne in the 100 back (1:02.26), sophomore Virginia Dailey in the 500 free (5:29.76) and freshman Meredith Cooper in the 100 breast (1:11.40). Both of CU's relay teams also picked up victories in the 400 medley and the 400 free.
College of Charleston is starting the team's dual meet with this meet. In 2011 the women's team placed seventh at the CCSA Championships. The Cougars are led by sophomores Meredith Smith and Sarah Boyle. Smith is the top returner in the 100 free and 200 free, while Boyle led the team in the 50 back, 100 back, 200 back and the 100 fly. College of Charleston is coached by Bruce Zimmerman, who is in his 13th season.
Queens University of Charlotte swam at the Conference Carolina Invite at Pfeiffer University on Oct. 8. The women's program won the meet with 602 points. The win was the first in program history. Queens University broke five school records during the meet. The Royals were led to the victory by freshman Lillian Gordy, who set the program record in winning the 200 free, Other standouts included freshman Emma Durant in the 100 breast and freshman Tessa Pena in the 500 free. The Royals are coached by Jeff Dugdale. Dugdale is entering his second year of working with the program in the program's second year of existence
Next the CU swim team travels to Greensboro, N.C. to take on conference rival North Carolina A&T on Friday, Oct. 21, for a 6 p.m. meet against the Aggies.