Campbell University swimming won seven of 14 events against Southeastern Conference member Vanderbilt, but suffered an 8-point setback, 135-127, on New Year’s Day at the Johnson Aquatic Center.
The Camels earned six individual victories in the 200 free, 50 back, 100 fly, 50 free, 100 free and 100 back, while also winning the 200-free relay at the end of the meet.
Annie Sanchez took top points in the 200 free (1:55.20) and the 100 free (52.98); with Megan Everritt also earning a pair of individual victories in the 50 back (27.07) and 100 back (57.99). Maddie Baiotto won the 100 fly (56.74), while Colleen Renshaw earned the first 50 free victory of her collegiate career, swimming a time of 24.29.
Campbell’s 200-free relay team of Sanchez, Renshaw, Baiotto and Sarah Wilson collectively swam a time of 1:36.51, suitable for the quartet’s fifth first-place finish of the season.
Campbell also had a trio of second-place finishers in the freestyle sprints as Renshaw placed second in the 200 free (1:58.72) and 100 free (53.96), while Wilson took second place in the 50 free (24.75).
Kamaria Mahone finished right behind Everritt in the 50 back with a time of 27.73; Mahone also took third place in the 100 back (59.42).
In the 100 fly, Skyler DeWall tied for third in 1:00.07, placing two spots behind Baiotto’s first-place finish. Baiotto and Julia Sherlock went two-three in the 50 fly, posting times of 25.99 and 26.84, respectively.
Kacey Hauck and Erica Losey finished third (18:45.11) and fourth (18:54.05), respectively in the 1650 free, while in the 500 free, Maggie Whitman placed third (5:19.31), three spots ahead of Losey’s sixth-place finish in 5:32.39.
Angelica Brown earned Campbell’s highest placements in the breaststroke events, finishing fifth in both the 50 breast (32.35) and the 100 breast (1:10.38). DeWall took fourth in the 100 individual medley with a season-best mark of 1:02.37.
Everritt, Brown, Baiotto and Wilson opened the meet by taking second place in the 200-medley relay, combining to swim a time of 1:48.15.
On Friday, Jan. 10, the Camels will host the UNCW Seahawks as part of Campbell’s annual Senior Day. The meet between the in-state foes is set to begin at 1 p.m. inside the Johnson Aquatic Center.