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Lady Flames Set for First-Ever Swim Meet Saturday
Saturday marks a historic day for Liberty Athletics, as the Liberty Lady Flames 2010-11 women's swimming team will host and compete in its first-ever swim meet at the NCAA Division I level.
The event, which is slated to begin at 1 p.m., is a dual meet with fellow Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) member Campbell. All Liberty home meets will be held at the LaHaye Aquatics Center.
In the first competition, Head Coach Jake Shellenberger will look to his more experienced racers, Brye Ravettine, Bethany Wakeley and Lindsey Romkes, to score big points for the squad in a variety of events.
The Camels placed sixth in last season's CCSA Championships after two straight years of eighth-place finishes.
13 freshmen highlight the 22-woman Campbell roster, highlighted by freshman Charlotte Cornet, a native of Brussels, Belgium. Cornet finished second in the 200 breaststroke at the Belgium Championships.
Veterans looking to make an impact for Campbell are Emily Michael and Ashlyn Stumpf. Michael, a junior, had 15 top-three individual finishes as a freshman, and had a top-16 finish at the 2010 CCSA Championships in the 100 breaststroke. Stumpf, one of only two seniors, finished eighth in the 50 free at the 2010 CCSA Championships, and was also part of the sixth-place 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay teams.
Saturday's historic meet will begin at 1 p.m. at the LaHaye Aquatics Center, and all spectators are asked to enter through the Thomas Indoor Soccer Center entrance. From there, fans will be given wristbands before being directed to the pool area.
Order of Events
1. 200y Medley Relay
2. 1000y Freestyle
3. 200y Freestyle
4. 50y Freestyle
5. 200y Individual Medley
** 15-minute break **
6. 100y Butterfly
7. 100y Freestyle
8. 100y Backstroke
9. 500y Freestyle
** 10-minute break**
10. 100y Breaststroke
11. 200y Freestyle Relay
1st place: 9 points
2nd place: 4 points
3rd place: 3 points
4th place: 2 ponts
5th place: 1 point
1st place: 11 points
2nd place: 4 points
3rd place: 2 points
• No flash photography is permitted at the start of each race.
• Fans are asked to remain quiet at the start of each race.
• Only two relay teams from each squad may score.
• Individual Medley Order: Fly, Back, Breast, Free
• Medley Relay Order: Back, Breast, Fly, Free
• 100 Fly and 100 Breast will include a non-scoring exhibition heat