Swimming Splits with ULM as Ladies Upset the Lady Indians, 115-107
Saturday, January 22, 2005




Matija Fojs

MONROE, LA. – Competing without divers, the Ladies swim team avenged November’s loss against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday afternoon at the Oxford Natatorium. The 115-107 victory was the Ladies first Division I win, placing in the top two in every event with five first-place performances. On the men’s side, the Indians swept the relays, pushing past the Gents 151-101.

Kayli LeBlanc, Sara Hansen, and Lori Von Pingel started the meet in spectacular form, taking the crown in the 1000 free, 200 free, and 100 breast respectively.

Going neck and neck with teammate Melanie Zimmerman in the 500 free, LeBlanc turned up her kick in her last 25, sweeping the distance events with a time of 6:24.19. LeBlanc also finished second in the 200 IM, touching at 2:31.32. Zimmerman followed in suit, nabbing two second-place finishes in the 500 free and 50 free.

Hansen followed her strong performance in the 200 free with another first-place showing in the 100 fly with a time of 1:04.68.

Despite the loss, the Gents had many solid swims by several athletes, snatching four first-place finishes. Robert Trempski went out hard in the backstroke events, topping opponents in the 100 back (55.32) and 200 back (1:59.31).

Freshman Robert Hendricks took out the field quickly, turning in a 10:21.26 performance in the 1000 free. Placing behind Hendricks in second-place was Ross Gilbert, touching the wall at 10:36.52.

The Gents had three solid swims in the 200 free, led by Matija Fojs’ second place finish with a time of 1:51.94. Jacob Stevens and Dustin Myers finished third and fourth respectively.

Stevens rounded out the Gents first-place performances with a 4:57.69 in the 500 free, followed by Gilbert's runner-up 4:58.84 finish.

Next up for Centenary will be their third and final home meet of the season on January 29 against OBU and UALR. The meet will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Centenary Fitness Center.