Gents Swimming in Second After Mid-Con First Day
Thursday, February 15, 2007


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Meet Results - Mid- Con First Day


Chase Lambert finished fourth
in the 500 free Thursday

Jamie Stults took fourth
in the 200 IM with a
school record 1:54.57

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Centenary men’s swimming team stands in second place in the 2006-07 Mid-Continent Conference Championships, held at IUPUI Natatorium, in Indianapolis. The Gents finished Thursday with 164 points.

Centenary broke school records in all five events Thursday, looking for its best finish at the conference championships in program history.

Starting the evening off, the relay team of Sam Hayes (Alexandria, La.), Bryan Myers (Round Rock, Texas), Dustin Myers (Round Rock, Texas) and Adam D’Aquin (Baton Rouge, La.) finished third in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:24.56. The mark set by the four swimmers broke the previous school record of 1:26.63, set earlier this season.

In the next event on the men’s side, sophomore Chase Lambert (Benton, Ark.) took fourth in the 500 free with a career-best time of 4:39.30, breaking his own school record in the event (4:42.48).

Also finishing in the top eight in the 500 free, junior Ross Gilbert (Flower Mound, Texas) finished with a career-best time of 4:44.04, while freshman Cole McGee (Albuquerque, N.M.) also set a personal best with a time of 4:50.65. Gilbert and McGee finished seventh and eighth, respectively.

Setting personal bests and finishing in the top 16 in the 500 free, freshman Wladimir Montoya (Cedar Park, Texas) finished 13th with a time of 4:44.80, while fellow-freshman Clayton Carter (Houston) touched the wall with a time of 4:53.77.

Freshman Jamie Stults (Allen, Texas) joined Lambert with a top five finish in his respective event. Stults took fourth in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:54.57, breaking his own school record by close to four seconds (1:58.30).

Sophomore Ryan Duplantis (Chauvin, La.) finished seventh in the 200 IM with a time of 1:58.25. With the time, Duplantis set a new personal best in the event.

Freshman Rustin Green (Campbell, Texas) swam a new personal best time in the 200 IM with a time of 2:02.10, finishing 16th in the event.

In the 50 free, two Centenary swimmers finished in the top eight led by sophomore Bryan Myers. Myers finished seventh in the event with a new personal best time and school record time of 21.24. Right behind Myers, Hayes touched the wall with a time of 21.38 to finish eighth. In the morning preliminary session, Myers set a new personal best time of 21.32 in the 50 free.

Juniors Dustin Myers and D’Aquin also finished in the top 16 in the 50 free. Myers had a time of 21.87, a new personal best, while D’Aquin finished with a time of 22.24, also a new personal best.

Finishing Thursday’s session, the relay team of D’Aquin, Stults, Montoya and Stults finished in third in the 400 medley relay, breaking the school record with a time of 3:30.73.

In total, 12 different Centenary swimmers finished in the top 16 in individual events Thursday.

Oakland holds the overall lead in the championships with 350 points.

The Gents continue the Mid-Con Championships Friday at 11 a.m., with the event finals held tomorrow evening at 6 p.m.