Gents and Ladies Swimming Hosts Delta State
Friday, January 12, 2007

Nine men's swimmers stand
with top 10 times in the Mid-Con

SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary men’s and women’s swim teams host their first meet of 2007 when Delta State visits the Fitness Center Saturday.

After a long layoff, the Gents and the Ladies squads enter Saturday’s meet against Delta State well-rested and ready to commence the second half of the 2006-07 season.

In their last meet, the Gents defeated St. Louis University, ranked in the latest national mid-major poll, along with earning a sweep over Mid-Con foes IUPUI and Valparaiso.

Nine Gent swimmers rank among the top 10 times this season in the Mid-Con, with three swimmers registering top five times in the conference.

Standing with a top 10 time in five events, Chase Lambert (Benton, Ark./Bryant) continues to strive in his sophomore season. Lambert stands fifth in the Mid-Con in the 200 free with a season-best time of 1:44.51, also standing sixth in the 100 free (48.02) and 500 free (4:49.39).

In just his freshman season, Cole McGee (Albuquerque, N.M./LaCueva) stands third in the Mid-Con with a season-best time of 9:54.74, looking to better that mark in this weekend’s meet against Delta State.

Also standing in the top 10 in the Mid-Con in three events is fellow-freshman Jamie Stults (Allen, Texas/Allen). Stults has the fifth-best time in the conference in the 200 individual medley at 1:58.89, also excelling in the 100 breaststroke and 400 individual medley.

The Ladies squad enters Saturday’s meet having swept both IUPUI and Valparaiso in their last meet, held Dec. 19-20 at St. Louis University.

Freshman Maggie Vaughan (Clinton, Miss./Clinton) heads into Saturday’s meet in high regarding, having been named the Mid-Con Female Athlete of the Month for December.

This season, Vaughan has broken three school records, standing in the top five in the conference in three events. Vaughan has the second-best time in the conference in the 1,000 free with a time of 10:24.62, standing third in the Mid-Con in the 500 free (5:06.51). Specializing in both events, she looks to lower her times in the Ladies’ remaining meets prior to next month’s conference championships.

Six other Centenary swimmers have recorded top 10 times in the conference this season.

Sophomore Taryne Cantillo (Georgetown, Texas/Georgetown) stands in the top 10 in five events, standing fourth in the conference in both the 100 fly (59.56) and 100 backstroke.

Freshman Rebecca Loy (Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound) stands fourth in the conference in the 200 breaststroke (2:27.68).

Following this weekend, both the Gents and the Ladies host TCU at the Fitness Center Jan. 26.