Gents Fall to TCU in Regular Season Finale
Friday, January 26, 2007

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Meet Results

Sam Hayes won the 100 free
in Friday's meet with TCU

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Competing in their final meet of the 2006-07 regular season, the Centenary men’s swimming team fell to TCU, 112-87, at the Centenary Fitness Center Friday.

Facing the Horned Frogs in Friday’s meet, the Gents looked to even the season series with TCU, which competes in the Mountain West Conference. Earlier this season, TCU defeated Centenary, 68-34, in a meet held in Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 18.

TCU started the meet winning the first five events, seemingly taking a commanding lead over the Gents, a lead that Centenary could not overcome over the final six events of the meet.

Leading the way for the Horned Frogs was juniors Cameron Allred and Jonathon Berrettini, along with sophomore Jason Hauck and freshman Josh Bagby. All four swimmers captured two wins a piece, spread out between individual events and relays.

With Allred, Berrettini and Hauck on TCU’s 200 medley relay, the trio was joined by junior Scott McCracken, taking the first event for the Horned Frogs men’s team en route to five-straight event wins for TCU.

Following Stuart Silver capturing the 200 freestyle and Allred and Bagby winning the 200 IM and 50 free, respectively, Centenary freshman Wladamir Montoya (Cedar Park, Texas) had a strong showing in the 100 fly.

Heading down the wire, Montoya was neck-and-neck with TCU senior Yousif Del Valle, just edged out at the wall by Del Valle with a time of 51.60.

In the following event, Gent freshman Sam Hayes (Alexandria, La.) captured the first event for the men’s team in the 100 free, setting a new pool record at the Fitness Center.

Hayes, program record holder in the 100 free at Centenary, finished with a time of 47.30 to take the win for the Gents.

Although TCU took three out of the final five events, Centenary put forth a strong showing in the final two relays of the meet, taking both the 200 free relay and 800 free relay with times of 1:28.02 and 7:15.42, respectively.

With Friday’s meet now in the books, the Gents can concentrate on next month’s Mid-Continent Conference Championships, held Feb. 15-17 at IUPUI. Already this season, several Centenary men’s swimmers have logged competitive times within the conference, looking to hit their stride in next month’s Mid-Con.