Gents Swimming Take Austin Invitational, Ladies Finish Second
Junior Zachary Harrison claimed two individual event titles and was a member of a pair of second place relay teams.
Gents Swimming Take Austin Invitational, Ladies Finish Second
Sunday, January 8, 2017

SHERMAN, Texas – The Centenary swimming teams took eight individual titles, while the teams combined to take the top three spots in four events at the Austin Invitational Saturday afternoon, January 7.

The Gents claimed the invitational title, finishing ahead of the other four teams with a total of 644.50 points. The Ladies finished second of six teams with a total of 398 points, five ahead of fellow Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference-foe Austin College.

NCAA Division II CSU-Pueblo took the team title on the women’s side.

In three events, the Gents took the top-3 spots. Freshmen Jordan St. Pierre (10:52.33) and Eddie Dyess (11:12.51) with sophomore Harrison Folse (11:48.89) accomplished this feat in the 1000 free, while junior Anthony McDonald, freshman Michael Smith, and sophomore Paul Ahluwalia went 1-2-3 in the 200 breaststroke with times of 2:24.68, 2:33.18, and 2:34.28, respectively. In the 400 IM, senior Juan Tapia (4:34.72), Folse (5:08.55), and sophomore Wesley Black (5:14.44) touched the wall in the top three spots.

On the Ladies side, sophomore Elena Ring (2:25.05), freshman Jessi Jordan (2:35.23), and senior Jane Barney took the top three places in the 200 IM. Other wins for the Ladies include Jordan in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:15.86. Freshman teammate Tori Boyle touched the wall in 2:52.97.

Both the 200 medley and free relay teams finished second. The quartet of Atkinson, Jordan, Ring, and junior Caitlyn Faulhaber touched the wall in 2:00.37 in the medley relay. Faulhaber, Ring, Barney, and Boyle finished in 1:49.27 in the free relay.

On the Gents side, St. Pierre claimed the top spot in the 500 free in 5:08.95. Harrison (1:47.71) and St. Pierre (2:02.46) went first and third in the 200 free. Harrison took the top spot in the in the 100 free, outpacing the field with a time of 49.01.

Like their counterparts, the Gents finished second in the 200 medley and free relays. The team of Tapia, McDonald, Ahluwalia, and Harrison touched the wall in the medley relay 1:42.62. Roig-Perez, Tapia, McDonald, and Harrison completed the free relay in 1:32.39.

The Gents and Ladies close out the 2016-17 season at home next weekend when it hosts Austin College for senior day at 1 p.m. at the Fitness Center.