Men's Swimming Wins Hendrix Classic Friday
Friday, November 3, 2006

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Hendrix Classic Results

Lambert won three events
at Friday's Hendrix Classic

Stults was part of three event wins

CONWAY, Ark. -- Scoring a season-high 315 points, the Centenary men’s swim team won the 39th Annual Hendrix Classic Friday at Grove Pool, in Conway, Ark. Both Chase Lambert and Jamie Stults won multiple events for the Gents.

Exploding to a season-high 10 event wins, Lambert and Stults combined to win six events, helping the Gents capture the seven-team event Friday.

Lambert, a sophomore from Benton, Ark., won both the 200 free and 500 free, also taking the 200 fly.

In the 200 free, Lambert won the event with a time of 1:47.29, winning the 500 free with a time of 4:50.35, finishing just ahead of Centenary freshman Cole McGee (4:52.75).

In Lambert’s win in the 200 fly, in which the sophomore captured the event with a time of 1:58.03, the Gents took the top two spots, one of five events Centenary went 1-2. Finishing second in the 200 fly, freshman Wladamir Montoya (Cedar Park, Texas/Cedar Park) had a time of 1:59.26, setting a new career-low time.

A freshman from Allen, Texas, Stults won the 200 individual medley and 200 breaststroke, part of the Gents relay team which won the 400 yard medley relay.

Winning the 200 IM, Stults had a time of 2:01.88, winning the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:18.66. In the 200 breaststroke, Stults finished ahead of teammate Clay Malinovsky (Frisco, Texas/Hebron), who took second with a time of 2:19.30.

Swimming the second leg of the relay, Stults was joined by sophomore Bryan Myers (Round Rock, Texas/Round Rock), Montoya and Sam Hayes (Alexandria, La./Alexandria). The team won the relay with a time of 3:36.91.

Joining Lambert and Stults with event wins, McGee captured the 1,000 free, with Bryan Myers and Malinovsky winning the 100 free and 200 backstroke, respectively.

Breaking the Gents program record in the 1,000 free in last weekend’s meet against SMU, McGee won the event Friday with a time of 10:04.11. Helping Centenary expand the point lead, junior Ross Gilbert (Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound) finished second in the 1,000 free, finishing with a time of 10:27.51.

Myers won the 100 free with a time of 49.53, just edging out Brian Schroeder of the University of Texas Permian Basin (49.83).

Malinovsky and freshman Alex Opland (Marietta, Ga./Mt. Paran Christian) took the top two spots in the 200 backstroke, with Malinovsky winning the event with a time of 2:01.17.

Capping off a very successful meet for Centenary, the team of Montoya, Myers, sophomore Ryan Duplantis (Chauvin, La./South Terrebonne) and Hayes won the 400 free relay with a time of 3:17.28.

The Gents look for continued success in Saturday’s Hendrix Relays, also held at Grove Pool, on the campus of Hendrix College.