Gents and Ladies swimming compete at Hendrix Relays, Invite
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Gents and Ladies swimming compete at Hendrix Relays, Invite
Sunday, November 1, 2015

CONWAY, Ark. – The Centenary College men’s and women’s swimming teams competed this past weekend in the Hendrix Relays Friday, October 30, and in the Hendrix Classic on Saturday, October 31.

“Our kids swam pretty flat at the relay meet on Friday,” said head coach Butch Jordan. “Saturday's meet was much better. Our kids woke up ready to race. The Relay meet and the classic are very old traditions, and I look forward to the mix of teams that come every year. This year's meet was very competitive.”

The men finished fourth of seven teams in the Relays and third of six teams in the Classic. The women finished seventh in the Relays and sixth in the classic.

Career best for the women on the weekend include freshman Rebecca Dunn in the 500 free, who finished sixth by finishing the race with a time of 5:51.27. Junior Jane Barney swam a career best in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:29.01, taking eighth. The 400 free relay team of sophomore Caitlyn Faulhaber, senior Raquel Candal, Dunn and freshman Kaylee Cook took fifth with a time of 4:05.39.

Finally in the Hendrix Relays, the Ladies turned in the top time in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference this season, as the team of Candal, Dunn, Barney and freshman Elena Ring took sixth with a time of 8:48.23.

On the men’s side, freshman Wesley Black knocked off more than a half of a second off his career best 50 time, finishing 13th with a time of 24.89. Sophomore Mason Kay took seventh with a time of 22.89 to be the top finisher in the event for Centenary.

In the Hendrix Relays, the men turned in season bests in four of five NCAA relays. The team of sophomore Zack Harrison, senior Collin Baker, freshman Harrison Folse and junior Juan Tapia turned in the best time in the SCAC in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:41.22. The relay team of sophomore Anthony McDonald, Kay, senior Arash Ataei and Harrison turned in a season best in the 200 free relay team, taking third with a time of 1:29.82.

Finally the team of freshman freshman Paul Ahluwalia, McDonald, Ataei and Harrison turned in a conference-best time of 3:54.69 to finish fifth in the 400 medley relay.

In the Classic, the men took two individual third-place finishes. Baker finished with a time of 10:30.84 in the 1000 free while McDonald touched the wall in 2:02.80 in the 200 IM.

Finally, Ataei and Harrison took fifth and sixth in the 200 free with times of 1:49.99 and 1:50.38, respectively.