Ladies Swimming in Fourth Place After Day Two
Friday, February 16, 2007

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Meet Results - Mid-Con Day Two

Taryne Cantillo took second
in the 100 fly Friday

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Centenary women’s swimming team stands in fourth place with 263 points at the 2006-07 Mid-Continent Conference Championships, held at IUPUI Natatorium Friday.

Falling one spot from Thursday, the Ladies had four team records broken in Friday’s meet.

Setting a new record in the 100 fly and earning the low finish for the Ladies team Friday, sophomore Taryne Cantillo (Georgetown, Texas) finished second in the 100 fly with a time of 58.61. In earning the silver in the event, Cantillo broke her own Centenary record, recording a time of 58.48 in Friday’s preliminaries.

Also in the 100 fly, freshman Jessica Brown (Flower Mound, Texas) finished eighth with a time of 1:01.21. Brown swam a 1:00.50 in the preliminaries to set a new personal record in the event. Sophomore Beth Geis (Dallas) finished 13th in the event with a time of 1:00.83.

In the 400 individual medley, freshman Maggie Vaughan (Clinton, Miss.) earned fourth place, recording a time of 4:37.97 to set a new Centenary record in the event. Sophomore Nicole Turner (Rockwall, Texas) finished 14th in the event with a personal record 4:57.67.

Freshman Natalie Nazzal (Kingwood, Texas) and junior Melanie Zimmerman (Round Rock, Texas) both earned 14th place in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke, respectively.

Freshman Rebecca Loy (Flower Mound, Texas) finished 11th in teh 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10.29, while sophomore Betsy Smith (Shreveport) had a personal best time of 1:10.80 to finish 15th.

In the relays, the 800 free relay team of Vaughan, freshman Leslie Wyatt (Greenwood Village, Colo), Nazzal and Cantillo broke the school record with a time of 7:51.02 to finish third. The team broke the old school record by more than 15 seconds (8:06.13) to close out Friday’s session.

The 200 medley relay team of Cantillo, Wyatt, Brown and Leslie Clampitt (Dallas) finished fifth with a school record time of 1:52.48.

Oakland holds the overall lead with 617 points.

The championships conclude Saturday, with the preliminaries beginning at 11 a.m.