Maroon edges white in intrasquad meet
Saturday, September 29, 2012

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary men’s and women’s swim teams took a quick break from normal competition with its annual intrasquad scrimmage Saturday afternoon at the Haynes Fitness Center.

The maroon squad edged the white, 195-189. Alumni also took part in the annual event, helping their respective teams with solid performances.

The Ladies and Gents are off for nearly a month, taking part in the Hendrix Relays Oct. 27 in Conway, Ark.

The white team jumped ahead 7-0 Friday with the first event, a tug-o-war, but the maroon team did more than enough to erase the deficit. The women’s 200-yard medley relay (Katie Rivers, Rachel Olson, Hayley Schneider and Michelle Gaubert) started the meet with a six-second win over the white squad, 1:57.65-2:03.77.

The men’s team completed the medley relay sweep for the maroon team in 1:41.52, well ahead of the white’s 1:47.69 mark. Andrew Borel gave maroon the early lead and never lost it as Kellen Bullock, Beau Montgomery and Chris Kalmbach finished the final three legs.

Ashley Giffen (29.63) and Michael Schwandt (27.14) swept the 50-yard backstroke for the white, followed by a split in the 200-yard free.

Chelsea Russell won the event for the white in 2:03.74 while Arash Ataei (1:50.70) beat maroon teammate Collin Baker by more than two seconds.

Olson and Montgomery swept the 50-yard butterfly for maroon in 27.27 and 24.01, respectively. N the 200-yard freestyle relay, white’s B team edged the A team by .01 seconds, 1:45.65-1:45.66.

Russell (white) and Borel (maroon) helped their respective squads in the 100-yard backstroke, each posting half-second wins while Gaubert and Austin Butler won the 50-yard freestyle for the maroon and white teams.

Olson posted another strong showing for the maroon in the 50-yard free (33.59), winning by more than second over Russell. Austin Butler (28.93) took top spot for white in the event, nudging Kalmbach by .04 seconds.

Laura Huning and Cameron Green led the white squad to a sweep in the 100-yard butterfly, both winning by more than a second. Huning finished in 1:01.01, ahead of Schneider’s 1:03.50 while Green beat Ataei’s 54.95 mark.

Olson and Kalmbach won the individual medley events in 1:02.17 and 56.06, respectively.