Women's Swimming Defeats New Orleans, 141-121
Saturday, October 28, 2006

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Kayli LeBlanc participated in her
final collegiate home meet Saturday

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Five Centenary women’s swimming records fell in the Ladies 141-121 win over the University of New Orleans Saturday at the Centenary Fitness Center.

Continuing to build as a program, freshmen Maggie Vaughan (Clinton, Miss./Clinton) and Rebecca Loy (Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound), along with sophomore Taryne Cantillo (Georgetown, Texas/Georgetown) all broke program records Saturday, all lowering their season-low times in their respective events.

Cantillo highlighted her outstanding day with three event wins, including setting a new school record in the 100 fly. The sophomore started the day with a win in the 200 free, touching the wall just ahead of teammate Leslie Wyatt (Greenwood Village, Colo./Cherry Creek) with a time of 2:00.18. Cantillo followed her win in the 200 free with a win in the 200 fly, recording a time of 2:12.80.

In her record-breaking performance in the 100 fly, Cantillo swam a 59.56, just edging her own record of 59.69 registered during her freshman season.

Just freshmen and already registering school records, Vaughan and Loy won a combined four events in Saturday’s win over New Orleans.

Vaughan captured the 1,000 free and 500 free, remaining undefeated in the event this season with six wins. In the 1,000 free, Vaughan touched the wall with a time of 10:30.86, lowering her program record of 10:34.58 recorded last weekend. Later in the meet, Vaughan won the 500 free with a time of 5:10.38, coming in three seconds under her program record time of 5:13.18.

Loy shattered her own records in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.77) and 200 breaststroke (2:27.68), winning both events against New Orleans. In the 200 breaststroke, Loy set a new pool record at the Fitness Center, one of many pool records to fall in Saturday’s meet.

Also contributing in the win, freshman Natalie Nazzal (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) and junior Melanie Zimmerman (Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock) took first and third, respectively in the 100 free.

Wyatt swam the second-fastest time in Ladies history in the 200 individual medley, winning the event just ahead of Courtney Hamilton of New Orleans.

Saturday’s meet also marked the final home meet for Centenary senior Kayli LeBlanc (Plano, Texas/Plano East), who will graduate early in December. Remarked as the first recruit for the Ladies program by Centenary head coach Butch Jordan, LeBlanc competed in both the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay, along with the 1,000 free in Saturday’s meet, finishing fourth in the 1,000 free with a time of 11:49.88.

Looking to build off of Saturday’s win, Centenary competes in the Hendrix Classic Nov. 3 and the Hendrix Relay Nov. 4, both held on the campus of Central Arkansas, in Conway, Ark.