Gents Remain in Third Place after Day Two at Conference Meet
Friday, December 3, 2004

Gents Cheering on Relay

Fojs and McKee Place in 200 Fly

Gents 200 Free Relay

ROCHESTER, MICH- With a series of second place finishes, the Centenary Gents swim team remains in third with 364 points after the second day of action at the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships. The Ladies are still in fifth place with 180 points after 12 events.


The Ladies foursome of Rita Stevenson, Melanie Zimmerman, Traci Wimberley, and Kayli LeBlanc got the meet started by setting a Centenary record in the 200 free relay, timing in at 1:45.09. The Gents 200 free relay placed third, setting a school record of 1:27.63, thanks to freshman sprinters Roddie Haley, Jonathan Harrop, Adam D’Aquin, and Dustin Myers.


Haley performed well throughout the night, nabbing runner-up in the 50 yard free with a season-best time of 21.75. Sophomore Robert Trempski also touched second in the 100 back, clocking in at 52.72.


In the 200 fly final, Matija Fojs powered home to touch in second place with 1:58.14, while rookie Kyle McKee, finished fourth with a season-best time of 2:01.29.


Myers touched the wall third in the 200 free, setting a school record with 1:45.65, while teammate Jacob Stevens finished in fourth place, clocking in at 1:46.09.


Devin Rourke garnered a fifth-place spot in the 100 breast, with freshman Robert James touching at 1:05.38 for 10th overall.


Although none of the Ladies finished in the top five, several school records were broken. Top Ladies sprinter, Lori Von Pingel touched the wall in the 100 breast with a season-best of 1:12.07.


Sara Hansen was the lone Ladies swimmer in the 200 fly, swimming a 2:17.83 for eighth place. Zimmerman shaved time in the 200 free placing 12th, touching at 2:03.32.


Tomorrow marks the conclusion of the 2004 Mid-Con Swimming and Diving Championships. Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. with finals at 6 p.m.