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).
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.