Day 2 Recap Women's Swimming & Diving

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.

Up Next

The NAIA Championship will continue Friday, March 1, with the third day of competition. Prelims are slated to begin at 9 a.m. EST, while finals will start at 5 p.m. EST. Live video of the championship can be found here, while live results can be found here.

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