Gents Swimming Breezes by Competition at Hendrix Classic
Sunday, October 31, 2004



CONWAY, Arka. - Centenary swimming had an exceptional showing at the 37th Annual Hendrix Classic and Relays on Friday and Saturday nights at Hendrix College's Courtway swimming pool.  The Gents dominated six teams, winning Friday’s meet by finishing in the top three in every individual event.  The men also swept the relays on Saturday, winning nine of the 11 events.

Junior Jacob Stevens was the Gents top performer on Friday, racing the 20 pool lengths of the 500 free with a top finishing time of 4:56.63.  Stevens also nabbed first in the 200 free, touching at 1:49.69.

Robert Trempski and Robert Hendricks finished first and third respectively in the 200 back, while freshman Roddie Haley dropped time with an impressive season-best of 22.22 in the 50 free.

The 400-medley relay team of Trempski, Devin Rourke, Jonathan Harrop, and Haley finished over three seconds ahead of the field, touching the wall at 3:44.52.

The Ladies had equally impressive races as Kayli LeBlanc subtracted three seconds off her season-best in the 500 free, swimming a 5:44.44 to finish third. LeBlanc also broke the Centenary record in the 1000 free with a time of 11:35.69.

Freshman Sara Hansen was victorious in the 200 fly and picked up second in the 200 free, finishing in 2:05.73.

The 800 free relay foursome of Hansen, LeBlanc, Traci Wimberley, and Melanie Zimmerman beat the competition by over six seconds, winning the event while setting a Centenary record of 8:33.91.

Centenary stays at home to host the 2004 Conference USA champions Texas Christian on Saturday at 12 p.m.