Women's Swimming Visits North Texas and TCU
Thursday, November 16, 2006

The Ladies face strong competition
in this weekend's two meets

SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary women’s swimming team returns to action Friday, traveling to Denton, Texas for a tri-meet against the University of North Texas at the Pohl Recreation Center. The Ladies also compete Saturday against TCU in a tri-meet at the TCU Student Recreation Center, in Forth Worth, Texas.

Centenary will be heavily tested in this weekend’s two meets, competing in meets against teams from both the Mountain West Conference and the Sun Belt Conference.

Competing in Friday’s tri-meet against the Ladies will be San Diego State and host North Texas, with the meet scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.

Saturday’s meet at TCU will see the Ladies competing against the Horned Frogs and San Diego State. The tri-meet is set for a noon start.

Centenary enters this weekend after strong efforts in its last four meets, all wins for the Ladies program.

The last time out, the Ladies swept both the Hendrix Classic and Hendrix Relays, held Nov. 3-4 at Hendrix College. In the two meets, Centenary captured 20 of a possible 22 events, with multiple Ladies’ swimmers picking up event wins.

Standing among the top 10 in the Mid-Continent Conference in four events, Taryne Cantillo (Georgetown, Texas/Georgetown) continues to excel in her sophomore season. Already holding program records in five events, Cantillo has the third-best time in the conference in the 100 fly (59.56), setting the Centenary record in the event against New Orleans Oct. 28.

Freshman Maggie Vaughan (Clinton, Miss./Clinton) remains undefeated this season in the 500 free and 1,000 free, looking to build upon a sterling performance in her first five collegiate meets. Facing a stern test against strong competition this weekend, Vaughan stands second in the conference in the 1,000 free (10:30.86) and third in the Mid-Con in the 500 free (5:10.38). She set the Ladies’ program record in both events earlier this season.

Also having a strong freshman season, Leslie Wyatt (Greenwood Village, Colo./Cherry Creek) stands in the top five in the Mid-Con in two events. Wyatt stands third in the conference in the 400 individual medley (2:34.35) and ranks fourth in the conference in the 200 individual medley (2:14.17). She also stands 10th in the Mid-Con in the 200 breaststroke (2:34.35).

Joining the three swimmers among the conference elite, freshmen Jessica Brown (Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound), Rebecca Loy (Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound) and Natalie Nazzal (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood), along with sophomores Leslie Clampitt (Dallas/Highland Park), Beth Geis (Dallas/Hillcrest) and Nicole Turner (Rockwall, Texas/Rockwall) all stand among the top 10 in the Mid-Con in their respective events.

Following this weekend, the Ladies take a break from action, next competing at St. Louis University, Dec. 19-20.