Swimming Comes Up Short against Defending Conference Champions Trinity
Junior Anthony McDonald led the Gents with wins in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM.
Swimming Comes Up Short against Defending Conference Champions Trinity
Saturday, October 15, 2016

SAN ANTONIO – Centenary kept pace with defending Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Champions Trinity, but the Maroon and White fell short as the Gents were nipped by the Tigers 101-88. The Ladies came up short, 88-66.

“It’s always nice to have strong competition,” noted assistant head coach Kyle Joplin. “Trinity’s men and women are the defending conference champions, so we’re proud of how close we stayed to them.”

The Ladies took the first and third spot in the 100 breaststroke. Freshman Jessi Jordan won the event, touching the wall in 1:13.42. Classmate Tori Boyle placed third in 1:20.18. The quartet of junior Caitlyn Faulhaber, Boyle, freshman Ellen Atkinson, and sophomore Rebecca Dunn won the 200 freestyle relay, finishing with a time of 1:48.08.

Finally, the Ladies relay team of sophomore Elena Ring, Jordan, senior Jane Barney, and Faulhaber placed second in the 200 medley, clocking in at 2:01.28.

For the Gents, three different swimmers won a total of four individual events. Junior Anthony McDonald claimed titles in both the 100 breaststroke (1:02.98), while McDonald and freshman Michael Smith finished 1-2 in the 200 IM with times of 2:09.27 and 2:13.23, respectively. Senior Juan Tapia won the 100 back in 58.09 and junior Zachary Harrison took the 100 freestyle, touching the wall in 49.05.

The team of Tapia, McDonald, Harrison, and sophomore Paul Ahluwalia finished runner-up in the 200 medley relay team with a time of 1:40.72. Finally, the quartet of junior Mason Kay, freshman Eddie Dyess, Smith, and freshman Jordan St. Pierre finished second in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.77.

Centenary swimming returns to action in two weeks for the Hendrix Classic (Friday, Oct. 28) and the Hendrix Relays (Saturday, Oct. 29).