Swimming Defeats North Carolina A&T, 156-40, In CCSA Action

Swimming Defeats North Carolina A&T, 156-40, In CCSA Action


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Campbell's swimming team (5-2, 3-0 CCSA) had a strong team effort in defeating North Carolina A&T by a 156-40 score on Friday evening, Oct. 21, in Greensboro, N.C. at the Corbett Center in Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) action.

The Camels were able to earn 29 top-three finishes in 11 events on the evening with two of the finishes being exhibitioned.

Freshman Meredith Cooper led the charge for the Camels and won a pair of events in the 200 free (2:00.46) and the 500 free (5:29.12). She was also part of the CU relay team along with sophomore Virginia Dailey, sophomore Charlotte Cornet and junior Katy Sorrells that finished second in the 200 free relay (1:45.68).

The Camels swept the other two places in the 200 free with sophomores Kate Haseley finishing second (2:05.37) and Spencer Hopper placing third (2:07.64).

Sophomore Marissa Coughlin led the CU sweep in the 50 free with her time of 26.07. Sophomore Kylie Warne and senior Libby Sanderson finished second (26.20) and third (26.70), respectfully.

Freshman Sydney Postmus earned the victory in the 200 IM (2:14.96) with freshman Cora Scruggs placing second (2:29.70) and senior Melissa Eller finishing third (2:34.13).

Senior Cameron Gorse won the 100 free (57.89), senior Michelle Key was the runner-up (58.67) and sophomore Erin Francis finished third (1:00.56).

Sophomore Kaitlyn Tunstall earned the win in the 100 back (1:03.02). Freshman Sarah Walker placed second (1:05.40) and sophomore Maggie Pogue was third (1:07.65).

Cornet, who was named the CCSA Swimmer of the Week this week, picked up the individual win in the 1000 free (11:03.81) and Dailey finishing as the runner-up (11:36.63).

The CU relay team of Walker, Cornet, freshman Larissa Joassaint and Sanderson won the 200 medley relay (1:54.86). The team of Postmus, sophomore Lexie Miller, Tunstall and freshman Chelsea Lawson finished as the runner-up (1:56.39). The team of Kaitlyn Burnette, Scruggs, Dailey and Coughlin placed third with a 1:57.42, but were exhibitioned.

The 200 free relay team of Tunstall, Sanderson, Walker and Coughlin won their event with 1:03.60. Teammates Warne, Gorse, Lawson and Joassaint made up the CU team that placed third in the event (1:46.08) and were also exhibitioned.

Other top- three finishes for CU on the team include Burnette placing second in the 100 butterfly (1:02.50) and Sorrells finishing third in the same event (1:02.90). Lawson earned an individual third-place finish in the 500 free (5:44.43). Cheriesse Campbell finished second in the 100 breast (1:13.02) and Hopper took third (1:18.69).

Next, Campbell's swimming program travels to Statesboro, Ga. to take on conference rival Georgia Southern at 6 p.m. on Oct. 28.