Ladies Suffer 111-80 Loss to TCU
Friday, January 26, 2007

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Meet Results

Taryne Cantillo was a part of
two relay wins Friday

SHREVEPORT, La. -- The Centenary women’s swimming team lost a dual meet to TCU Friday, falling to the Horned Frogs, 111-80, at the Centenary Fitness Center.

The Ladies got off to a roaring start in Friday’s meet against TCU, winning the first two events and taking a 38-36 lead over the Horned Frogs after four events.

In the first event of the evening, the relay team of junior Melanie Zimmerman (Round Rock, Texas), freshman Leslie Wyatt (Greenwood Village, Colo.), and sophomores Taryne Cantillo (Georgetown, Texas) and Leslie Clampitt (Dallas) took the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:53.62.

Continuing the promising start, freshman Maggie Vaughan (Clinton, Miss.) captured first in the following event on the Ladies side, winning the 200 free with a time of 1:57.71.

In the 200 individual medley, Cantillo and Wyatt took second and third, respectively, with times of 2:12.89 and 2:13.60.

Freshman Natalie Nazzal (Kingwood, Texas), with sophomores Alana Gregory (Flower Mound, Texas) and Murphy Crain (Dallas) took second through fourth in the 50 free, scoring nine points and giving the Ladies the two-point lead through four events.

Starting the comeback for TCU, Horned Frogs freshman Natalie Melenric set a new pool record in the 100 fly, winning the event with a time of 58.05. TCU would go on to capture the next three events.

Senior Karen Sandifer won the 100 free for TCU, just edging out Clampitt of Centenary, followed by Horned Frogs sophomore Cheryl Townsend taking the 500 free with a time of 5:03.69.

Centenary continued to compete following the consecutive event wins for TCU, winning the 200 free relay. The team of Gregory, Zimmerman, Clampitt and Nazzal finished with a time of 1:40.90 to take the full 11 points for the relay win.

TCU shut the door on Centenary after the next two events, taking the first three spots in both the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke. Winning the 100 backstroke for TCU was freshman Crystal Shipps with a time of 1:02.86. Junior Michelle Pottenger took the 100 breaststroke, touching the wall at 1:07.55.

Although not winning the meet, Centenary ended the night on a high note, winning the 800 free relay with a time of 8:18.38. The winning relay team for the Ladies was comprised of freshmen Jessica Brown (Flower Mound, Texas) and Vaughan, with sophomores Beth Geis (Dallas) and Cantillo.

Centenary concluded the regular season with Friday’s meet with TCU. Now the Ladies take almost three weeks off to prepare for next month’s Mid-Con Conference Championships, held at IUPUI in mid-February.

This season against Mid-Con competition, the Ladies defeated both IUPUI and Valparaiso at St. Louis University, Dec. 19-20. Centenary looks for continued success and a strong showing as they begin to prepare for the conference meet.