Centenary Gymnasts Race For Cure
Monday, September 24, 2007

SHREVEPORT—The Centenary gymnastics team again participated in what has become a yearly event for the Ladies, as they ran in the 2007 Shreveport-Bossier 5K Race for the Cure on Saturday. Running in bright pink shirts, the Ladies helped raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.


Although the event is fun and for a good cause, the gymnasts showed their competitive side by giving it their all. Centenary’s top two finishers were juniors Julia Cornelius and Mandy Bennett. Cornelius captured a time of 26 minutes while Bennett finished in 28 minutes.


Also participating in the race was senior Meredith Smith, junior Bethannie Bowie, and sophomores Whitney Daugherty and Courtney Hawkins. Newcomers Maille Vetros, Kameron Turner, Makensie Lant, Tara Sandoval, Melanie Hatcher, Laura Loy, Tamara Mayer, Marisa Schneider, and Alyssa Zawieja also ran for Centenary.


“I am thrilled that our team is so determined to support such a great cause,” said Centenary gymnastics coach Bill Hardy. “They were really looking forward to the race, and they will be involved in other community events in the future.”


The Ladies are ready for another great season with the addition of nine freshmen, making this year’s team more talented and deeper than ever. Centenary opens its season on the road on January 18, 2008, against the Air Force Academy.