Successful First Day for Swimming
Thursday, February 19, 2009

ROCHESTER, Mich. – Seven school records were broken by the Centenary men’s and women’s swimming teams on Thursday at the first day of the Summit League Championship. Overall, the Gents are in second with 157 points, while the Ladies are just 17 points from second place with 127 points.  


The first records to be broken were in the 200-yard freestyle relay, as both the Ladies and Gents set new marks. Also in the event, senior Bryan Myers swam the anchor and was the first Centenary swimmer to ever swim under 20 seconds.


During the morning preliminaries, senior Leslie Clampitt finished fifth, but her time of 24.21 in the 50-yard freestyle broke her own school mark set last year. Myers also placed fifth in the prelims, but his time of 20.97 surpassed his Centenary record by nearly a second.


Rourke Barrett (4:38.30) placed fourth and set a new record in the 500-yard freestyle and was just seven seconds from finishing second.


In the final event of the evening, both of the 400-yard medley relay teams broke the school marks. The Ladies finished fourth with a time of 3:54.85, while the Gents (3:27.50) were five tenths of a second from placing second. The leadoff swimmers, freshmen Peter Henry (51.67) and Maddie Wyatt (58.02) also set marks in the school record book.


Both teams will be back in action on Friday morning with live stats available on