Swimming falls at Southwestern; Turn in numerous season bests
Monday, November 16, 2015

GEORGETOWN, Texas – The Centenary swimming teams turned in numerous season bests, but the Gents fell to Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference-foe Southwestern 165-74. The Ladies fell to 151-108.

“We had some decent swims for this time of year,” said assistant coach Kyle Joplin. “Our kids are in the middle of a hard block of training and a couple of kids managed to have some pretty fast swims. Zack Harrison won the 100, 500 and finished a very close second in the 200 freestyle events.

“Caitlyn Faulhaber won the 50 and 100 free, both with season best times,” added Joplin.

A furious comeback by Zack Harrison fell just short in the 200 to prevent the mid-distance, freestyle sweep by the sophomore. After dropping the 200 to Matt Sluss by just a half of a second, finishing with a time of 1:48.35, Harrison won the 100 by more than three seconds over classmate Mason Kay. Harrison finished with a time of 50.09 while Kay touched the wall in 53.10.

Harrison completed his individual events with a big comeback in the final 100 to win the 500. Trailing by nearly two seconds, Harrison out-swam Southwestern’s Evan Jones by 1.48 seconds in the final 100 to win the race with a time of 5:05.92.

On the women’s side, sophomore Caitlyn Faulhaber won back-to-back events with a time of 26.76 in the 50 free and 1:00.68 in the 100 free.

Junior Juan Tapia and senior Collin Baker battled in the 1000, with Tapia finishing in 10:37.30. Baker touched the wall in 10:42.92 to finish right behind.

After Kay took runner-up in the 100 free, he won the 50 with a time of 23.61.

For the Ladies, senior Raquel Candal and freshman Rebecca Dunn went 1-2 in the 500 free, finishing with times of 5:54.27 and 6:02.42, respectively.

The Maroon and White returns to action for one last meet of the year in a recent addition to the schedule. Hendrix returns to Shreveport for a second meet Saturday, November 21, at 1 p.m.