Centenary Dominates Relays at Trinity Shootout
Monday, November 22, 2010
DALLAS, Texas-Competing amongst a strong field of 11 schools, the Centenary men's and women's swimming teams performed well, as the Gents (796) captured second place and the Ladies (601.5) finished fourth at the Trinity Shootout this past weekend.

Centenary captured first place in three relay events and one individual event over the two-day event.

The Gents' 200 yard freestyle relay team of Devin Ross, Austin Butler, Anthony LeBlanc and Caleb McSorley garnered the initial first-place effort with a time of 1:25.37.

Ross Olivier, John Cefalu, Ross and Josh Pena showcased their speed with a top finish in the 400 yard medley relay with a final time of 3:31.11. Also earning first in relay events was the 200 yard medley team of Peter Henry, Cefalu, Ross, and McSorley in 1:36.40.

400 yard freestyle relay team of Pena, Butler, LeBlanc and Ross placed second in 3:10.07.

Cefalu took second in the 200 yard IM (1:57.82) and the 100 yard breaststroke (1:00.85), while Ross was runner-up in the 50 yard freestyle (21.11). Henry placed second in the 100 yard backstroke (53.85) just edging teammate Olivier who took third (54.27).

Olivier went on to capture second in the 200 yard backstroke (1:56.28), while Cefalu notched his third top-three honor with a third-place finish in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:18.26).

For the Ladies, Brittany Wilkens captured Centenary's only individual top finish with a first-place nod in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:31.01), while also earning third place in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:10.94) as teammate Allison Jones finished just ahead in second (1:10.77).

Lauren Kloepfer took second place in the 400 yard IM (4:48.35), while Rachel Olson finished third in the 100 yard butterfly (59.95) and Lauren Lassiter took third as well in the 200 yard backstroke (2:11.37).

The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Laura Huning, Jones, Kloepfer and Michelle Gaubert placed third with a combined time of 1:42.01, while the 200 yard medley relay team of Kate Rivers, Jones, Hayley Schneider and Gaubert also rounded out the top three with a time of 1:54.09.

Centenary combined to finish second overall with a two-team total score of 1397.5.

On the men's side, Mesa State took first with 827 points, just ahead of the Gents by 31 points, while Trinity captured third with 582 total points.

On the women's side, Trinity won with 814.5 points, followed by Mesa State with 740.5 and Grand Canyon Univ. with 673.5.

Centenary will take off for the holiday break and return to competition on January 8 at UNO, beginning at 1 pm.