Tapia, Butler claim conference titles, Swimmers remain in fifth after Day Three of SCAC Championships
Saturday, February 15, 2014

ROCKWALL, Texas –The Centenary swim teams remain in fifth place following day three of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships. The Ladies have tallied 256 points with the Gents collecting 274 points.

Juan Tapia and Austin Butler clinched a conference crowns for the Gents. Tapia, a freshman from Houston, Texas posted a time of 4:08.33 to claim the title in the men’s 400-yard individual medley. Butler’s title came in the 200-yard freestyle as the Baton Rouge, La., native recorded a winning time of 1:41.14.

Mitchell Foster added a second place finish on the men’s side with a time of 52.47 in the 100-yard backstroke with teammates Cameron Brandao and Andrew Borel in the sixth and seventh respectively with times of 53.96 and 54.44.

The men’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of Butler, Beau Montgomery, Arash Ataei and Foster finished third with a time of 1:24.18.

Montgomery also supplied a fourth place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 51.00. Christopher Feazel (54.28), Collin Baker (54.42) and Brandao (54.69) rounded out the back with the final three finishes in the event.

Kellen Bullock finished fifth in the time 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.03 followed by teammate Erick Norem with a time of 59.39 in the event which claimed seventh. Michael Pullano finished 12th in the event with a time of 1:02.03.

Ataei finished 10th in the men’s 200 free with a time of 1:44.95.

On the women’s side, Rachel Olson claimed the best finish with a time of 57.73 in the 100-yard butterfly. Michelle Gaubert finished fourth in the event with a time of 59.78.

Cheslea Russell claimed a fourth place finish for the Ladies with a time of 1:00.91 in the women’s 100-yard backstroke with teammate Ashley Giffen finishing sixth with a time of 1:00.93. Chloe Snow concluded the Maroon and White trio with a time of 1:08.11 for 15th.

Olson, GIffen, Kayla Thornhill and Gaubert teamed up to post a fourth place finish in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:41.48.

Christy Wolterman finished 10th in the women’s 400 IM with a time of 5:01.54 with Justine Russell in 14th in a time of 5:46.20.

Breana Williams finished 14th in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:16.71.

Final day of the championships is Saturday, Feb. 15.