Centre swimmers win own invitational

January 18, 2004

The Centre College women took first place in the Centre Invitational on Saturday, finishing 31 points ahead of Cumberland to win the two-day meet at Boles Natatorium.

"Our women swam extremely well," Centre coach Dean Brownley said. "We were very excited to pull off what I would consider an upset of Cumberland."

Ann Tarter and Katie Creel combined to score 74 1/2 points for Centre. Tarter scored 38 1/2 points in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle and the 100 butterfly; Creel had 36 points in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. They ranked seventh and 10th, respectively, among individual scorers.

Centre started with a win from its 200 freestyle relay team of Tarter, Creel, Shannon Stribos and Lauren Rogers, who set a school record with their time of 1:44.92.


Brownley said points scored by Shannon Mockler and Elizabeth Cornell in the diving events were also invaluable.

The Centre men were second to Cumberland after they passed Wilmington for second place. They were 19 points behind Wilmington after the first day.

"We had to move up places in just about every event, and we did that," Brownley said.

Dustin Schulten remained undefeated on the season in the 1- and 3-meter diving events for the Centre men.

J.P. Isele won the 100 butterfly and was third in the 200 butterfly in his first race in that event. Will Adams, who led Centre in individual scoring and was seventh overall, swam well in the 200 and 500 freestyle.

Brownley said Centre's men also had good relays, especially in the 400 freestyle relay with Jason Woodall, Isele, Michael Tribble and Adams.

"They had to swim well to secure second for us," Brownley said.

"It was a total team effort. There are a lot of people that are going unmentioned that had we not had them we wouldn't have been able to get over the top."

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