Campbell Wins Liberty’s Invite for First Win Over Liberty Since 2011

Campbell University won the Liberty TYR ’85 Invite over the weekend, with UNC-Asheville second and host Liberty third.

You can see full meet results here.

The showdown of three women’s programs took place from Thursday to Saturday in Lynchburg, Virginia.

It was Campbell’s first head-to-head win over CCSA rival Liberty since 2011, though it appears both Campbell and Liberty competed without divers. The two teams will rematch in a dual meet on January 23 at Liberty.

Campbell swept all five relays on the weekend. Their 800 free relay crushed the field by six and a half seconds, going 7:34.31 on a 1:51.6 leadoff from junior Annie SanchezSanchez also won the individual 200 free in 1:51.35.

Meanwhile Colleen Renshaw split 22.6 to anchor the 200 free relay to victory in 1:34.26. And she split 50.96 on the end of a 400 free relay that won in 3:26.77.

Campbell also swept the butterfly races individually. Senior Simone Palomo was 55.60 to win the 100 fly and sophomore Lauren Shoemaker 2:03.61 to win the 200 fly. Palomo split 55.0 on a winning 400 medley relay and 25.3 on the winning 200 medley relay.

Freshman Maria Kristjansdottir won the 200 breast in 2:19.45, winning by a second and a half.

Liberty did take six event wins, including a backstroke sweep from senior Peyton Keiner. She was 54.70 and 1:58.39, winning the latter by almost four seconds.

Senior Arielle Arnett took the 1650 free in 17:37.45, while sophomore Eva Suggs handled the 500 free field in 5:02.44. The other Flame winner was sophomore Jessica Schellenboom, who was 1:03.66 in the 100 breast.

UNC-Asheville swept both diving events with freshman Jade Canady. And sophomore Delaney Carlton was the sprinter to beat, going 23.07 to win the 50 free and 50.91 to win the 100 free.

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Creed Ko
1 month ago

Campbell competed without divers as well, so it looks like Campbell beat Liberty straight up.

PowerTower
1 month ago

I can also let everyone know we had doubled the 3 days prior to this meet and did heavy deadlifts as well

go LU

ReneDescartes
Reply to  PowerTower
1 month ago

Campbell didn’t even take a bus to the meet, they ran with 40 lb bags of sand over their shoulders.

samulih
Reply to  PowerTower
1 month ago

you competed, you lost.

Yeppers
1 month ago

So, why didn’t the liberty divers compete?

Jen
Reply to  Yeppers
1 month ago

One of them tested positive for COVID-19, so they were all supposed to be in quarantine…

Anonymous
Reply to  Yeppers
1 month ago

Has the diving tower been fully replaced and tested?

@JakeShell
Reply to  Anonymous
1 month ago

Demolished, yes…Rebuild scheduled for March. We wanted to use the 1/3-m springboards this season. FYI I am not “Power Tower.”

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