Swimming

Schiffel helps Swim team to sixth place; qualifies for NCAA II Nationals

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Senior Melissa Schiffel (Hickory, NC) set two school records, qualified for the NCAA II Nationals and helped the Catawba swim team to a sixth place finish at the Southern States Conference Championships which concluded on Saturday night. The Lady Indians were one of four NCAA II teams competing in the 10 team meet that featured six NCAA I squads.Schiffel, who competed at the NCAA II Nationals as a sophomore, smashed her own school record in the 1650 freestyle to qualify again for Nationals. The senior posted a time of 17:29.35, nearly 30 seconds better than her previous school record, and 15 seconds under the NCAA II qualifying time. The time gave her the individual win in the event and is the second best among NCAA II swimmers this year. She also set a school record in the 500 free with a swim on 5:10.87. She will swim four events at the NCAA II National which will take place in Orlando, FL, on March 13-16, 2002. Catawba opened the meet on Thursday with a seventh place finish in the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Beth Gill (Woodbury, NJ), Ashley Mitchell (Raleigh, NC), Kristen Eastmer (Hamburg, NY) and freshman Kim Elisee (Newcastle, DE) swam a time of 1:45.34, posting the second best time in school history. Schiffel then followed with her record breaking swim in the 500 free. The time placed her fourth in the event. The Lady Indians would also score points the opening night in the 400 medley relay. Elisee, Schiffel, Eastmer and Mitchell swam the second fastest time in school history to finish sixth in 4:16.81. Day two started with a seventh place finish in the 200 medley relay. Elisee, Andrea Brown (Central, SC), freshman Kelly Freeman (Wendell, NC) and Gill posted a time of 2:00.77. Schiffel followed with a third place swim in the 400IM. Her time of 4:36.79 was just over three seconds off the winning time and was just a second off her own school record. Eastmer, a senior, placed 16th in the event with a swim of 5:08.95 in the final. Freshman Christin Bolte (Juniper, FL) was 18th, swimming a time of 5:09.12. Eastmer won the consolation final of the 100 fly, swimming it in the third best Catawba time of 1:03.14. Freeman was just behind Easmer with a time of 1:03.43 to place 10th. Brown just missed making the consolation final in the 100 breaststroke, finishing 20th in a time of 1:17.10. Elisee placed 15th in the 100 back with a swim of 1:03.79. She swam the second best 100 back in Catawba history in the prelims at 1:03.03. The day concluded with the 800 freestyle relay as the Lady Indian team of Schiffel, Eastmer, Bolte and Mitchell earned a fifth place finish with a time of 8:27.56, second best in school history. The outstanding day for Catawba moved the squad from ninth place to sixth, entering the final day. Schiffel started the third day with the win in the 1650 free. Three others earned points in the event as Bolte finished 12th (19:12.61), Laurielle Bishop (Newport News, VA) placed 15th (21:12.64) and Caitlin Koukal (Sanbornville, NH) was 16th (23:20.64). Elisee would follow with a win in the consolation final of the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:14.17 for ninth place. Brown and Rebecca Poates (Richmond, VA) just missed the consolation final in the 200 breaststroke. Brown was 17th (2:49.79), while Poates finished 18th in a time of 2:51.59. The Lady Indians placed two swimmers in the consolation final of the 200 fly. Freeman finished 11th in a time of 2:20.19, while Eastmer placed 12th with a swim of 2:23.24. Catawba finished seventh in the final event, the 400 free relay. Gill, Mitchell, Elisee and Schiffel swam to a time of 3:53.28. FINAL STANDINGS 1. North Florida - 753 2. Tampa - 569 3. Gardner-Webb - 484.5 4. College of Charleston - 481.5 5. Georgia Southern - 474 6. CATAWBA - 224 7. Radford - 174 8. Florida A&M - 164 9. N.C. A&T - 96 10. Pfeiffer - 28 Top Catawba swims (with all-time school place) INDIVIDUALS Schiffel in 1650 free - 17:29.35 (1) Schiffel in the 500 free - 5:10.87 (1) Schiffel in the 400IM - 4:36.79 (3) Elisee in the 100 back prelim - 1:03.03 (2) Elisee in the 200 back - 2:14.17 (2) Eastmer in the 100 fly - 1:03.14 (3) RELAYS 200 free (Gill, Mitchell, Eastmer, Elisee) - 1:45.34 (2) 400 free (Gill, Mitchell, Elisee, Schiffel) - 3:53.28 (4) 800 free (Schiffel, Easmer, Bolte, Mitchell) - 8:27.56 (2) 400 medley (Elisee, Schiffel, Eastmer, Mitchell) - 4:16.81 (2) POINT EARNING SWIMS (Points) 200 free relay (24) 500 free - Schiffel (15) 400 medley relay (26) 200 medley relay (24) 400IM - Schiffel (16) 400IM - Eastmer (1) 100 fly - Eastmer (9) 100 fly - Freeman (7) 100 back - Elisee (2) 800 free relay (28) 1650 free - Schiffel (20) 1650 free - Bolte (5) 1650 free - Bishop (2) 1650 free - Koukal (1) 200 back - Elisee (9) 200 fly - Freeman (6) 200 fly - Eastmer (5) 400 free relay (24) #######

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Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2),
Baseball vs. COKER, 16-4 WVideoStats
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 6-2 WStats
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill, 83-48 WVideoStats
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Baseball vs. COKER, 15-5 WVideoStats
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1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

4
February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

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February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

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February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

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February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

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February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

13
February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

18
February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

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February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

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February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 16-4

Softball vs USC AIKEN 6-2

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 83-48

Softball vs USC AIKEN 5-4

Baseball vs. COKER 15-5

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 103-94

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February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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