Sherman, TX- The men’s and women’s centennial swim teams will compete in the Austin College Invitational against host ‘Roos on Saturday at the Hannah Natatorium.
Centenary were due to host Millsaps last Saturday, but the meeting has been postponed, so it will be the first action for Maroon and White of the new year and the first since a home meeting against Hendrix on November 13.
The ladies lost a close battle, 140-134, while the gentlemen lost a 186-81 decision. The meeting was Centenary’s second straight at home after their home opener Oct. 30 against McMurry University. Centenary recorded an impressive 11 individual wins on Saturday and a team victory as the Gents won the men’s medley relay in a time of 1:47.74.
Senior Brianna Serret (Alexandria, La.) led the way for the ladies with three individual wins in the 50 butterfly (27.88), 100 butterfly (100.78) and 100 backstroke (101.76). Serret now has six individual victories this season in his first three competitions and has won two second places. Her time in the 100m butterfly was the best of the season. She was named SCAC Female Swimmer of the Week following her impressive performance against Hendrix, earning the weekly honor for the second time in her career.
Rookie Madeline Vacula (Belton, Texas) won the 200 freestyle (2:03.68) and 500 freestyle (5:28.82) on Saturday as she continued her stellar start to her college career. Vacula now has four individual wins and three second-place finishes in his rookie season. She also finished third in the 100 backstroke (1:05.12) on Saturday.
Senior Madelyn Frederick (Slidell, La.) won the 50 breaststroke with a time of 34.11, fellow senior Margot Frost (Prairieville, La.) won the 200 IM (2:26.40) and junior Jojo Goodman (Alexandria, La.) swam 1:16.50 to win the 100 breaststroke.
Centenary also recorded nine individual second-place finishes and an impressive 36 top-five finishes in men’s and women’s combined. Goodman placed second in the 50m breaststroke (35.05), Frost was second in the 100m butterfly (1:04.63) behind teammate Serret, junior Camryn Hebert (Youngsville, Louisiana) was second in the 200 freestyle (2:15.21), and Frederick was second in the 50 freestyle (26.81) and 100 breaststroke (1:16.60).
Junior Katie Malicoat (Wichita, Kan.) was second in the 100m freestyle, swimming a time of 1:02.35 and placed third in the 100m breaststroke with a season best time of 1:17.51 . Sophomore Anacelia Galeano-Balam (Baton Rouge, La.) was third in the 100 freestyle (1:03.49) and fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:07.78). Sophomore Bryn Jenkins (Houston, TX) finished third in the 50 backstroke, swimming a time of 31.41 and placed fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:08.31).
The women’s quartet of Frost, Goodman, Serret and Vacula finished second in the 200 IM relay (1:56.54) while the team of Frederick, Galeano-Balam, Jenkins and Malicoat finished third at 1:59.14 . Centenary finished 1-2-3 in the 50 breaststroke and took the top two spots in the 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke.
View the full men’s season schedule here: https://www.gocentenary.com/sports/mswim/2021-22/schedule
Admission is FREE to all Centennial home sports competitions, but be aware of current COVID-19 protocols for fans. Updated information on COVID-19 is now available via www.GoCentenary.com.
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