Camels head to Upstate for A-Sun Championships
Campbell football team looks to get a big Pioneer League win
against Marist on Saturday, coach Ken
Frenette and the Campbell cross country teams will be in
Spartanburg, S.C. for the Atlantic Sun Cross Country Championships,
hosted by USC Upstate.
Camels already have all-conference performers on their current
roster. Senior Baillie
Locke (Wiarton, Ontario) was a 2007 and 2008 All-Conference
selection. Sophomore DeLohnni
Nicol-Samuel (Brandon, Manitoba) was named as an all-conference
performer last season. Several Camels are looking to
accomplish the same feat this season.
year's A-Sun Championships, hosted by Stetson in Deland, Fla., the
CU men took ninth while the women took eighth. DeLohnni
Nicol-Samuel, a freshman at the time, led the men with a
12th place finish. Rachel
Deline (Belleville, Ontario), now a junior, led the women with
a 20th place finish.
the men's team title at last season's championship.
Ken Rotich, of East Tennessee State, took the individual
title. On the women's side, Jacksonville cruised to
the team title. Belmont's Brittany Thune won the
year's A-Sun Championships at Upstate will be at a place the Camels
are rather familiar with. Campbell has already
recorded a strong performance at USC Upstate once this
season. The women finished tied for third while the
men finished fifth in the USC Upstate Eye Opener Invitational back
on Sept. 4, the season opener for both teams. Senior
Attema (Smithville, Ontario) paced the Campbell men on the 8K
course, as he has in every race so far this season, with a personal
best time of 24:52.00, finishing second.
Attema, sophomore Rachel
Deline has paced her teammates in all meets so far this
season. She finished 11th at Upstate last
month with a time of 18:54.00 at the 5K course.
Matthews (Raleigh, N.C.) was nipping at her heels though,
finishing 12th in her first collegiate race, just three
seconds behind Deline.
second meet of the season, on Sept. 10, both the CU men and women
won at the UNC Wilmington Seahawk Invitational. The
men registered four of the top seven individual finishers,
including the winner of the race, Terence
Attema. The senior notched a time of 18:36.16 at
the 6K event, his second career individual win. DeLohnni
Nicol-Samuel clocked in with a time of 19:20.38, finishing
third. Freshman Morgan
Timiney (Kalamazoo, Mich.) crossed the finish line 14.38
seconds behind Nicol-Samuel to take fourth. Freshman
Schulist (Holland, Mich.) took seventh with a mark of
were also impressive at UNCW. Deline placed seventh
for the Camels with a time of 15:00.16 at the 4K
meet. Freshman Samantha
Robbins (London, Ontario) posted a time of 15:08.40, good for
Matthews finished less than two seconds behind Robbins to take
10th and give the Camels three runners in the
Asics-Winthrop Invitational on Sept. 18, Attema continued his
incredible start to the 2010 season by finishing in the top-2 for
the third time in as many events. Attema lowered his
personal record at an 8K venue for the second time in the 2010
season with a time of 24:42.65 to push the Camels to a fifth place
team finish. The women took fourth at the 5K event
and were led by Rachel
Deline who finished 19th with a time of
Following a bye week, the Camels took part in the George Mason Invitational. Once again, Attema set a personal best at an 8K course. While finishing sixth, the senior had a time of 24:36.00. Rachel Deline notched her second top 10 on the season by finishing eighth, crossing the line with a 22:40.30 at the longest women's venue on the season (6K).
Camels faced their stiffest competition so far this season at the
Appalachian State Blue Ridge Open on Oct. 15. Attema
finished 11th individually with a time of 25:13.90
against runners from the likes of Kentucky, Mississippi State, and
Virginia Tech to push the Camels to an eighth place team
be facing tough competition in the A-Sun Championships as
well. The conference has three men's and three
women's teams ranked in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country
Coaches Association South Region Poll (Oct. 18).
Atlantic Sun Champion Kennesaw State is ranked seventh in the
current men's poll. Belmont is ranked 13th
while Lipscomb wraps up the A-Sun teams ranked in the regional poll
women's poll, Lipscomb is rated sixth, just one spot ahead of North
Florida. Defending conference champion Jacksonville
is ranked 11th.
A mix of Campbell veterans and newcomers are looking to ruffle some feathers at today's event. With a great performance at the Atlantic Sun Championships, the Camels could advance to the NCAA Southeast Regionals on Nov. 13. The meet will be hosted by the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky.