Columbus, Ga. – Defending NAIA champion SCAD (Ga.) notch ten podium finishes to remain atop the team leader board with 239 points, after the second day of competition at the NAIA Swimming & Diving Championships taking place at the Columbus Aquatic Center. Four individual national champions and two relay national champions were decided on the day.
Day 2 Highlights
• The Bees opened finals with Spencer Sheridan, Kaylen Hou, Anna Kate McGinty, and Sara Lacusky teaming up to win the 200 Free Relay with a time of 1:35.78. SCAD also finished runner-up in the 400-medley relay, while having four swimmers place in the top eight of the 500 free.
• University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) notched two wins and a runner-up finish to keep the Patriots in second with 160.5 points. Mendy De Rooi touched the wall in 4:58.82 to win the 500 free. De Rooi along with Christina Klouda, Yuliia Hnidenko, and Katy Smeltzer to take top honors in the 400 Medley Relay with a time of 3:48.58. UC also tallied a runner-up finish from Klouda in the 200 IM.
• Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) recorded 148.5 points to move into third place in the team standings highlighted by Andrea Vega 200 IM victory (2:05.06). The Tigers also posted a pair of runner-up finishes in the 200 free relay and the 500 free (Karla Islas).
• Jessica Axford of Union (Ky.) out touched College of Idaho’s Madison Kelly to win the 50 free with a time of 23.66.
• St. Ambrose (Iowa) posted a one-two finish in the one-meter dive event. Andrea Adam edged out teammate Taylor Madison 234.20 to 201.00 to take the win.
• Keiser (Fla.) and College of Idaho recorded 135 and 117 points, respectfully, to round out the top five teams in the standings.