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Lady Flames Set to Continue Season at Radford Tomorrow
The 2010-11 Liberty Lady Flames will continue the competitive swimming season tomorrow, traveling to Radford, Va. to face off against the Highlanders, as well as North Carolina A&T. The meet is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. at the Dedmon Center Natatorium.
Liberty is coming off a 111-94 loss to Campbell in its season-opening meet last weekend in Lynchburg, which marked the first-ever meet for the new program. The team fared well, winning six out of 11 events on the day.
The meet was highlighted by a stellar performance from redshirt freshman Brye Ravettine, who picked up first-place finishes in all three events she entered. Individually, she won the 50y freestyle (24.47) and the 100y freestyle (53.35). She was also part of the first-place 200y freestyle relay team, along with Lindsey Romkes, Dani Fletcher and Sarah McCorkle. Additionally, the foursome of Fletcher, McCorkle, Melissa Watson and Amber Kerico won the 200y medley relay.
Also nabbing individual first-place finishes were Romkes (200y freestyle) and Bethany Wakeley (100y fly).
Friday's meet marks the 2010-11 season-opener for Radford and North Carolina A&T. The teams finished ninth and tenth, respectively, at last season's Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championships.
The Highlanders, who also field a diving team, show a 27-woman roster this season. Twelve of those swimmers are freshmen, including Chesapeake, Va. native Ellyn Schweitzer, who posted a top-16 national time in the 200y fly during her prep career.
In the 2010 CCSA Championships, the 400y freestyle relay team of Mandy Smith, Madison Mantiply, Emily Turner and Kate Keck swam a time of 3:42.33, good for a ninth-place finish.
The Aggies of North Carolina A&T boast a 14-woman roster, highlighted by top returners Lauren Bowling and Kristen Wright.
At the 2010 CCSA Championships, the 400y medley relay team had the highest finish of any of the Aggie relay teams with a 10th-place finish. The team of Wright, Vinetae Wynn, Donielle Campbell and Jasmine Gurley finished with a time of 4:19.72.
Order of Events
1. 400y Medley Relay
2. 1000y Freestyle
3. 200y Freestyle
4. 50y Freestyle
5. 200y Individual Medley
6. 1-meter Dive
7. 100y Butterfly
8. 100y Freestyle
9. 100y Backstroke
10. 500y Freestyle
11. 3-meter Dive
12. 100y Backstroke
13. 400y Freestyle Relay
1st place: 9 points
2nd place: 4 points
3rd place: 3 points
4th place: 2 points
5th place: 1 point
1st place: 11 points
2nd place: 4 points
3rd place: 2 points