Relay Teams Lead Aggies at CCSA Championships
GREENSBORO – The relay teams for the North Carolina A&T swimming team have been its backbone during the 2015 Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Championships at Gabrielson Natatorium in Athens, Ga.
After two days of competition, the Aggies are 10th out of 11 teams with 74 points. Florida Gulf Coast leads the meet with 562 points, followed by Liberty (405), University of the Incarnate World (359), Georgia Southern (329.5), Gardner-Webb (288.5), Campbell (141), Asheville (130), VMI (119), North Florida (106), and Howard (34).
The 200-yard medley relay team (Miranda Jacobs, Danielle Jackson, Ariel Wallace, and Kenya Dunn) placed ninth with a time of 1:52.35. Niya Ross, Dominique Crable, Emani Davies, and Aarica Carrington team together in the 800-yard free relay and clocked a time of 8:40.59 to finish tenth.
The Aggies have yet to place an individual in a final event. Swimmers who finish in the top eight of their preliminary event will advance to the final round.
In preliminary events, Jacobs finished 34th in the 200 individual medley (2:24.65) ahead of Jade Hill (2:26.24), Ross (2:26.52), and Victoria Orr (2:28.58) who placed 35th, 36th, and 37th respectively.
In the 50-yard free prelims, Wallace was A&T’s top finisher with a time of 25.17.
The CCSA championships will continue until Saturday which gives the Aggies plenty of time to move up in the standings. Friday’s competition will begin at 10 a.m. with prelim events followed by finals set to start at 6 p.m.