Gents Rally for Win; Ladies Fall Against Henderson State
Saturday, November 05, 2011
SHREVEPORT-It was one-two freshmen punch in Event 24 that propelled the Centenary men's swimming team to a 106-99 thrilling win over Henderson State, while the Ladies were edged by the visiting Reddies, 127-78 on Saturday afternoon in Haynes Fitness Center.

Centenary posted a Top 3 place in all 26 events, including six first-place finishes, two of which came from relays.

It was the Gents that shined with all six top places. Highlighting the afternoon's contest were freshmen Chris Kalmbach (1st/1:01.57) and Kellen Bullock (2nd/1:02.95) in the 100 yard Breast, who executed a 1-2 finish to give the Gents the late lead with one relay to go.

The Top finish by Kalmbach accompanied three other first place individual finishes. Matthew Pittman (10:09.76) captured first in the 1000 yard Free, Devin Ross (20.90) dominated the 50 yard Free, while Peter Henry (53.80) earned top honors in the 100 yard Fly.

The Gents also performed well in relays, taking first place was the 200 yard Medley (1:37.46) swam by Henry, Austin Butler, Ross, and McSorley and the 200 yard Free Relay (1:24.53) swam by Butler, Anthony LeBlanc, McSorley, and Ross.

Gents Top 3 Finishes
1000 yard Free
1. Matthew Pittman (10:09.76)
3. Chris Kalmbach (10:32.84)

200 yard Free
2. Austin Butler (1:47.94)

50 yard Free
1. Devin Ross (20.90)
3. Caleb McSorley (22.37)

200 yard IM
2. Ross Olivier (2:00.66)

100 yard Fly
1. Peter Henry (53.80)

100 yard Free
3. Anthony LeBlanc (48.52)

100 yard Back
2. Ross Olivier (54.90)
3. Michael Schwandt (55.15)

500 yard Free
2. Matthew Pittman (4:55.27)

100 yard Breast
1. Chris Kalmbach (1:01.57)
2. Kellen Bullock (1:02.95)

200 yard Free Relay
1. Austin Butler, Anthony LeBlanc, Caleb McSorley, Devin Ross (1:24.53)

200 yard Medley Relay
1. Peter Henry, Austin Butler, Devin Ross, Caleb McSorley (1:37.46)

Despite dropping a 127-78 match to Henderson State, the Ladies had several shining moments that featured 18 Top 3 finishes. Lauren Lassiter took second in two events to pace Centenary on the women's side, finishing runner-up in the 200 yard Free (2:02.28) and the 100 yard Back (1:01.86).

Ladies Top 3 finishes
1000 yard Free
2. Christy Wolterman (11:10.20)

200 yard Free
2. Lauren Lassiter (2:02.28)
3. Brittany Wilkens (2:03.68)

50 yard Free
2. Michelle Gaubert (25.65)
3. Allison Jones (26.15)

200 yard IM
2. Hayley Schneider (2:18.50)
3. Ashley Giffen (2:23.28)

100 yard Fly
2. Cassie Cloutet (1:00.96)
3. Rachel Olson (1:01.35)

100 yard Free
2. Laura Huning (55.79)
3. Michelle Gaubert (56.05)

100 yard Back
2. Lauren Lassiter (1:01.86)
3. Kate Rivers (1:03.94)

500 yard Free
2. Ashley Giffen (5:28.33)

100 yard Breast
3. Brittany Wilkens (1:12.69)

200 yard Free Relay
2. Laura Huning, Hayley Schneider, Chelsea Russell, Allison Jones (1:42.49)

200 yard Medley Relay
2. Chelsea Russell, Brittany Wilkens, Rachel Olson, Laura Huning (1:54.17)
3. Lauren Lassiter, Allison Jones, Hayley Schneider, Michelle Gaubert (1:54.74)

UP NEXT
Centenary will return to the pool on November 18-19 at the Trinity Shootout in Southlake, Texas.