Centenary Swimmers Represented in Top Times
Monday, April 30, 2007

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Both the Centenary men’s and women’s swim teams completed a successful 2006-07 season, culminating with the Gents making an appearance in the final national mid-major poll and several Centenary swimmers recording top 100 times.

In the final NCAA Division I Mid-Major Poll, provided by CollegeSwimming.com, the Centenary men’s swim team received votes, building off of the team’s runner-up finish at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Championships in February.

In addition to all 10 relay teams on both the men’s and women’s sides registering top 100 national times on CollegeSwimming.com, Centenary freshmen Cole McGee (Albuquerque, N.M.) and Maggie Vaughan (Clinton, Miss.) stood amongst the top 100 national times in their respective events, joined by numerous other Centenary swimmers.

McGee, specializing in distance freestyle events, had the 68th-best time nationally in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:45.69, earning second team All-Mid-Con in his freshman season.

Vaughan, the 2007 Mid-Con Newcomer of the Year and first team All-Mid-Con honoree, had a season-best time of 10:16.63 in the 1,000 freestyle to stand 58th nationally. She had both a school and conference record in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 16:53.97, standing 86th nationally in the event.

Also registering top times in individual events for Centenary was Quinn Larwood (Colleyville, Texas), Ross Gilbert (Flower Mound, Texas), Robert Hendricks (Plano, Texas) and Clayton Carter (Houston) on the men’s side, joined by Kendra Norman (Power Springs, Ga.), Beth Geis (Dallas), Betsy Smith (Shreveport) and Kayli LeBlanc (Plano, Texas) on the women’s. All eight swimmers made appearances in the top 100 times in 1,000 freestyle on both the men’s and women’s side.

While all 10 relay teams for the Gents and the Ladies having top 100 times, the Centenary men’s team had the 51st-best time in the 400 freestyle relay with a 3:06.36, standing 56th nationally in the 200 freestyle relay (1:24.56).

The Ladies had the 84th-best time in the 800 freestyle relay (7:51.02) and stood 85th in the 400 freestyle relay (3:36.49).

With majority of both teams returning for next season, the future is bright for both programs, as every Centenary record was broken this season for both the Gents and the Ladies.