Swimming Still Shines After Third Day
Saturday, February 19, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-Another successful day at The Summit League Championships are down in the books for the Centenary swimming teams as the Gents remained in second after Day 3, while the Ladies still secure the fourth place spot through 26 events.

The Gents shined in the 100 yard Butterfly event as four Centenary swimmers placed in the Top 8. Leading the way was Devin Ross in second with a time of 49.97. He was followed by Peter Henry in third (49.98), John Cefalu in sixth (51.04) and Tyler Bassett in seventh (51.38).

Josh Pena took sixth place honors in the 200 yard Freestyle with a finals time of 1:41.73, while teammate Anthony LeBlanc was close behind in seventh (1:41.99). Ross Olivier, Centenary's current record holder in that event, secured seventh place in the 100 yard Backstroke in a time of 51.53.

The 400 yard Medley Relay team of Olivier, Cefaly, Henry and Ross garnered a Top 3 nod in third, swimming the event in 3:25.78 to take over second all-time in the record books.

The Ladies had several strong finishes on the evening, including a fourth place victory and personal-best in the 100 yard Butterfly by Rachel Olson in a time of 56.49. With that effort, Olson moved into second all-time in the record book. Laura Huning finished sixth in 57.91.

Also, placing in the Top 8 individually Lauren Lassiter in the 100 yard Backstroke with a time of 59.07, which was a personal best, moving her into third all-time.

Wrapping up the evening for the women and in fourth place was the 400 yard Medley Relay team of Lassiter, Brittany Wilkens, Olson and Huning in 3:56.96. 

The Gents still trail Oakland with 638 points as the Golden Grizzlies racked up points late in the evening during the diving competition in which Centenary does not compete. In third behind the Gents is SDSU with 327 points.

The Ladies sit behind Oakland (724), SDSU (388.50) and Univ. of South Dakota (335).

Centenary will wrap up the 2011 Summit League Championships on Saturday at the IU Natatorium.