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College Notebook: Camper, Friedel go head-to-head


Familiar rivals met in the pool Saturday in Raleigh, N.C. Michael Camper won the individual battles, but Josh Friedel’s team came out on top.

Camper, an N.C. State sophomore from Riverbend High School, won the men’s 200-yard backstroke (1:49.23) and finished second in the 100 back (50.29) in an Atlantic Coast Conference tri-meet against Florida State and Georgia Tech.

Friedel, a sophomore from Mountain View, was third in the 100 back (50.47) and ninth in the 200 back (1:53.19), but his FSU team beat both the Wolfpack and Yellow Jackets. The two local swimmers will meet again at the ACC championships Feb. 27–March 2 in Greensboro, N.C.


After being honored on senior day, Virginia’s Nick Montes de Oca (Orange) won the 200 individual medley (1:50.51) and finished second in the 100 breast (55.92) in a 194–106 dual-meet win over North Carolina Saturday.

Freshman Bailie Monahan (Colonial Forge) won the women’s 200 butterfly (2:02.78) and was second in the 100 fly (57.22) as East Carolina swept Old Dominion and Campbell Saturday. She also swam on two winning relay teams (one of which swam as an exhibition).

Randolph-Macon sophomore Corey Kreiter (Orange) swept the the 50- yard freestyle (22:34) and 100 free (51.01) in a 116–70 victory over Greensboro Saturday. Sophomore Eric Whalen-Kelly (Riverbend) was second in the 100 back (58.97).

Sophomore Hannah Melkun (Stafford) won the women’s 100 breaststroke (1:12.74) as Washington and Lee swept visiting Catholic and Marymount Saturday.

Columbia sophomore Michael Fox-Moles (Brooke Point) won the men’s 100 back (51.58) in a 172–127 dual-meet win over Cornell Friday.


William & Mary Freshman Ricky Cappetta (Colonial Forge) won the men’s 1,000 meters (2:33.68) at Sunday’s Captains Invitational in Newport News.

CNU freshmen Jessica McClelland (North Stafford) and Graciela Slyer (Colonial Forge) helped the host team set a school record in the women’s distance medley (12:53.16), and VCU junior Justine Dutton (Caroline) tied her personal best with a third-place pole vault of 11–3. In the men’s 200, CNU sophomore Robert Mayes (Culpeper) was sixth (23.36) and Hampton sophomore Corrin Harris (Louisa) ninth (23.71).

Alabama freshman Kimberley Ficenec (Mountain View) was second in the women’s 800 (2:09.11) at Saturday’s Auburn Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.

North Carolina senior Reynaldo Radlin (North Stafford) won the men’s 600 (1:21.70) and ran on the winning 1,600 relay (3:16.74) at the weekend’s Dick Taylor Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Tennesse State sophomore Ashontae Jackson (Orange) w won the women’s long jump (19–7) and ran on the second-place 1,600 relay team (3:50.67) at the weekend’s Gladstein Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.

Freshman Jeremy Granderson (Colonial Forge) won the men’s long jump (22–4) Saturday as Navy outscored Temple and Delaware State to improve to 7–0 in dual meets this season.

Bridgewater senior Olivia Mills (Fredericksburg Christian) was second in the women’s 3,000 (10:53.74) and freshman Makenzie Mc Donald (Colonial Forge) seventh in the 800 (2:34.47) at Friday’s Susquehanna Classic in Selinsgrove, Pa. Both also ran on the Eagles’ winning distance medley team (13:17.17).

VMI junior Jacob Lysher (Stafford) finished fifth in the men’s 800 (1:58.45) in Saturday’s Wake Forest Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C. and helped the Keydets finish third in the distance medley (10:30.20).

Hokie freshman Ryan Kuhns (Riverbend) was ninth in the men’s mile (4:16.86) at Saturday’s Virginia Tech Invitational.


Senior forward Dalec Cromwell (Courtland) had 23 points and seven rebounds in Virginia Intermont’s 84–61 win over Montreat Saturday. He’s averaging 15 points in his last eight games.

Senior Meredyth Frye (Riverbend) had 11 points in Georgia Southern’s 61–58 victory over Wofford Sunday after getting 12 in a 56–41 loss to Samford Monday.

Sophomore guard A.J. Williams (King George) scored 21 points in Wytheville Community College’s 107–90 loss to Sandhill Sun day after netting a season-high 31 in a 98–94 win over Davidson County Community College on Jan. 14. He’s averaging 19.9 points per game for Wytheville (9–7).

Twelve points off the bench from junior Marquel Davis (Stafford) couldn’t prevent Pittsburgh from losing 74–65 to Marquette Saturday.


Limestone (S.C.) redshirt freshman Justin Tribble (North Stafford) scored an 11–1 major decision over Anderson’s Scott Richardson in a dual match Saturday.

No. 23 Maryland lost 22–18 to Navy on Sunday despite a 3–2 win from junior Shane Gentry (Colonial Forge) over Patrick Prada at 125 pounds. Navy senior Oscar Huntley (Colonial Forge) lost 9–4 to Christian Boley at 197.

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