Eagles Extend Lead at CCSA Championships
Friday, February 19, 2010

FORT MYERS, Fla. – At the end of day two of the 2010 CCSA Championships at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee, the FGCU swimming & diving team continues to lead in the championship with a score of 534.5 and Davidson is in second with 419 points. Gardner-Webb is locked in third with 363.5 points at the conclusion of day two.

Day two finals started off with Gardner-Webb’s women’s 200 medley relay team of Corey Hughey, Kim Zachensky, Rachel Warkentin and Elizabeth Carter setting a new CCSA record with a time of 1:42.03. Taking second-place was Davidson (Kelsi Hobbs, Caroline Curtiss, Emily Castle and Lindsey Martin) touching in 1:44.16, and Florida Gulf Coast (Viktoria Hyddmark, Dani Beaubrun, Margie Chamberlin and Line Lauridsen) finished in third with a time of 1:44.76.

Myriam Plante (Sainte-Foy, Quebec) won the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:20.03. Finishing second was teammate Vicky Cadge (Long Melford, Suffolk, United Kingdom), who clocked in at 4:22.21 and coming in third was Lauren Parr of Georgia Southern (4:23.00).

For the second-straight year Davidson’s Emily Castle took home the gold in the women’s 100 butterfly with a time of 54.87. Castle held off a surging Elizabeth Carter of Gardner-Webb, who touched the wall just .09 seconds off the top time (54.96). Taking third-place was Danielle Butler (Orangeburg, N.Y.) with a time of 56.10.

After taking the women’s 50 freestyle title on Day One, Davidson’s Lindsey Martin took the gold in the 200 freestyle on Day Two with a winning time of 1:49.02. Defending champion Lyn Ann Nelson of North Florida finished in a close second (1:49.21), while Leah Daniel (Winnipeg, Manitoba) took third-place with a time of 1:49.99.

After setting the new CCSA women’s 100 breaststroke record of 1:02.25 in the morning prelims, Gardner-Webb Kim Zachensky took gold in the final reaching the wall at 1:02.58. Teammate Stepheni Stadnik (1:04.73) finished second, while College of Charleston’s Casey Sweeney (1:05.56) rounded out the top-three.

Gardner-Webb’s Corey Hughey took the women’s 100 backstroke title for the second consecutive season finishing with a time of 55.86. Viktoria Hyddmark (Lund, Sweden) claimed second-place with a time of 56.41, while teammate Brittany Monaghan (Parkland, Fla.) rounded out the top-three in 56.93 seconds.

In the last event of the night, the 800 freestyle relay, Florida Gulf Coast (Myriam Plante, Margrete Ulvestad, Vicky Cadge and Leah Daniel) locked in first-place for the second consecutive year with a time of 7:28.13. Davidson (Anna Stringfield, Caitlin Sheetz, Jean DeOrnellas and Jessica Delgehausen) finished second in 7:31.74 and North Florida (Taylor Crosby, Megan Boudreau, Caroline Larsson and Lyn Ann Nelson) swam in third, clocking in at 7:34.31.

Final day preliminaries will begin tomorrow morning at 10:00am with the finals starting at 6:00pm. The events being contested will be 1,650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, women’s 3-meter diving and 400 freestyle relay.