Gents Finish Second at Hendrix Classic and Relays
Monday, November 5, 2007

CONWAY, Ark. – On Friday, the Centenary men’s swimming team had a top five finisher in all of the events, and completed the day in second behind Ouachita Baptist, 421-375.5. Saturday was much of the same, as the Gents had 11 top five finishers, and was led by the first place 200 yard Medley Relay team. Overall, Centenary still finished second falling to Henderson State, 440-402.


Junior Quinn Larwood was a second place finisher in the 1000 yard Freestyle (10:12.10) holding off Drew Wagstaff of Rhodes College. Classmate Chase Lambert (1:45.49) finished just over a second behind Radu Badalac during the 200 yard Freestyle.  


In the 200 yard Butterfly, sophomore Rustin Green was in second place after finishing the race in 2:00.08. Lambert (48.17) nearly won in the 100 yard Freestyle, falling by one hundredth of a second behind Jarrett Tate of Rhodes.


Sophomore Wladimir Montoya, junior Bryan Myers, senior Dustin Myers and Lambert finished just two seconds behind Ouachita Baptist in the 400 yard Freestyle relay to close out Friday.


On Saturday, the aforementioned Centenary 200 yard Freestyle relay team of freshman Josh Pena, Lambert, sophomore John Cefalu and junior Bryan Meyers (1:27.33) held on for the win by one hundredth of a second over a team from Henderson State.


Later on during Saturday’s relays, the 300 yard Backstroke relay team of senior Adam D’Aquin, freshman Arron Otto and sophomore Alex Oland (2:43.18) were victorious by three seconds over another team from HSU. 


The trio of Otto, Larwood and Lambert was first in the 1500 yard Freestyle relay (14:46.03), while D’Aquin, senior Ross Gilbert, freshman Benjamin Barrett, Lambert and freshman Matthew Blam won the 500 yard Freestyle Crescendo Relay by nearly six seconds (4:11.17).  


In one of the last races on Saturday, Centenary was victorious in the 200 yard Medley relay with the team of Bryan Myers, sophomore David Moss, Montoya and D’Aquin (1:37.65).


Centenary will have one more race this fall, as it will swim at the Delta State Duel Meet on Saturday.