Campbell Edges Division II UNC Pembroke 98-74

Campbell vs. UNC Pembroke

  • Oct. 25, 2019
  • Buies Creek, N.C.
  • Campbell 98-74
  • Results

Courtesy: Campbell Athletics

BUIES CREEK, N.C. — Campbell University swimming posted top times in nine of 10 events on Friday night against UNC Pembroke, earning a 98-74 victory over the Division II Braves.

Campbell opened the meet by posting the two fastest times in the 200-medley relay. The team of Kamaria Mahone, Brenna Divoky, Mary Grace Greco and Neringa Cerniauskaite swam a 1:52.92, finishing just before Drew Marshall, Caitlyn Edwards, Heidi Curtis and Zoe Malphurs, who posted a time of 1:55.52.

Four different Camels posted top times in the four individual freestyle events as Edwards won the 50 free in 26.29, Colleen Renshaw won the 200 free in 1:59.08, Erica Losey took first in the 100 free (54.86), and Lauren Shoemaker claimed the 500 free in 5:22.25.

In the 200 individual medley, Marshall swam a 2:14.80 while Elizabeth Sparacino posted a time of 2:19.26. Julia Sherlock finished the 100 fly in 58.64, while Greco took the 100 back in 59.59.

Cerniauskaite posted Campbell’s top time in the 100 breast, placing second with a mark of 1:11.44. In the 200-free relay, the team comprised of Losey, Cerniauskaite, Malphurs and Mahone collectively finished in 1:43.29.

Campbell returns to the Johnson Aquatic Center Saturday, Oct. 26, to host two Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) foes – Gardner-Webb and Old Dominion – at noon. The Camels will wear pink caps in support of breast cancer research in Saturday’s tri-meet.

Courtesy: UNC Pembroke

Newcomer Sarah Morden took top honors in the 100-yard Breaststroke and placed runner-up in the 50-yard Freestyle, but the UNC Pembroke swimming team fell at NCAA Division I Campbell, 98-74, on Friday evening inside the Johnson Aquatic Center.

The Braves (1-3) tallied eight runner-up finishes on the night, including second-place showings by both the 200-yard Medley and 200-yard Freestyle Relay squads, but the Camels (6-4) won nine of the 10 events on the evening to fuel the win. It was the first-ever meeting between the two swimming teams.

Collectively, the Black & Gold registered nine season-best times on the evening. Morden established a new personal best time in the 100-yard Breaststroke, and missed matching teammate Ketlyn Rodriguez Matos’s school record in the even by just 0.25 seconds.

The Braves will be back in action again on November 2 when they head to Misenheimer for a dual matchup with Pfeiffer. That cross-division dual is slated for a 1 p.m. start.

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