Swimmers Split Double Dual Meet in Dallas
Saturday, November 20, 2004

SOUTHLAKE, TEX. – Centenary swimming split their third double dual meet of the season on Saturday afternoon at the Dallas Invite. The Gents polished off McMurry 120-91, but came up short against Trinity 122-91. The Ladies also defeated the Indians 104-91,but fell to Trinity 142-74.

The Gents got out of the gate quickly, winning the 200 medley relay with a mark of 1:40.80.

Sophomore Robert Trempski showed his heels to the field, finishing seven seconds ahead of his competitors with a time of 2:01.24. Freshman Robert Hendricks also had a substantial twelve second lead over his competition in the 1000 free, touching first at 10:19.68.

Bursting off the blocks Jacob Stevens looked like he was on his way to victory, but touched .43 seconds behind the leader in the 500 free with 4:57.70. Stevens captured another second place finish in the 200 IM. Also posting second place finishes were Matija Fojs (200 free and 200 fly), Roddie Haley (50 free), Kyle McKee (200 breast), and Ross Gilbert (1000 free).

The Ladies started the meet by breaking the school record in the 200 IM relay clocking in at 1:57.28.

Rookie Lori Von Pingel continues to be one of Centenary’s top sprint freestylists as she seized first in the 100 free touching at 56.75.  Later in the meet, she shaved off over five seconds from her 200 breast time, 2:38.33, notching another first place finish.

Teammates Sara Hansen and Kayli Leblanc also shaved time in the 200 fly and 1000 free, respectively.

Centenary will have a week to prepare for Dec 2nd when they attempt to break Oakland’s five-year running streak as conference champs at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships in Rochester, Michigan. The meet runs through Saturday, with prelims at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m. each day.