Swimmers Topple Centenary's Record Book at NSISC Championships
Sunday, February 20, 2005

CLEVELAND, Miss. – Thirteen records fell as 10 swimmers etched their names into Centenary’s record book this weekend, competing in the New South Conference Championships at the Delta State Aquatics Center. Over the course of the three-day meet, both the men and women’s teams saw a series of swimmers obtain season-best times and set new records, ending the 2004-05 season in style.

Sara Hansen, Lori Von Pingel, Melanie Zimmerman, and Kayli LeBlanc set the stage, opening the meet with the 200 yard free relay. The foursome set a school record with an impressive 1:43.66 and also established a new record in the 400 IM relay, touching at 4:14.71. The time was nearly three seconds better than Centenary’s previous mark this season.

The Gents relay teams mirrored the Ladies, notching a new record in the 400 IM relay with a time of 3:36.85 and tied Centenary’s previous record in the 200 free relay with 1:27.63. The 800 free relay team of Jonathan Harrop, Dustin Myers, Ross Gilbert, and Adam D’Aquin also got into the history books with a time of 7:06.35.

Gilbert had an outstanding meet, breaking all three Gents’ distance records and registered Centenary’s highest finish, nabbing third place in the 1650 free.

Centenary's record-breaking weekend was made possible by individual record breakers Robert Trempski (200 IM, 1:58.46), Myers (200 free, 1:45.09), LeBlanc (500 free, 5:27.82), Kyle McKee (400 IM, 4:18.09), Gilbert (500 free, 4:45.31, 1000 free, 9:56.44, and 1650, 16:29.31), and Hansen (200 free, 2:14.86 and 100 fly, 1:00.85).

The future looks even brighter as Centenary will continue to improve, gearing up for next year as both teams welcome new talent and build on this year’s banner season.