2016 NCAA Division II Championships – Day 2 Standings and Outlook

Division II Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

 

While Queens remained untouchable at the top of the standings, the women of Wingate won both relays on Day Two and took over second place from Drury. The Bulldogs would have moved up anyway, but Drury wasn’t helped by the loss of their 400 medley relay from a DQ in prelims. Queens senior Patri Castro Ortega broke another NCAA DII record, that of the 400 IM; she shaved 1.5 seconds off the 4:14.00 mark in prelims, then went 4 seconds faster in finals to settle the record at 4:08.56.

Wayne State and UC San Diego improved their standings, but Wingate really set themselves apart on Day Two. After setting the DII record in the 200 medley relay on Day One, the Bulldogs lowered the 400 medley relay mark by 1.5 seconds to 3:37.80. Queens and Wingate were the only two teams to score in every event on Thursday, but San Diego, Drury and Grand Valley had finalists in four of the five events.

The teams are beginning to spread out after two days of competition. Queens continues to distance themselves from the crowd, and Wingate looks to have a lock on the runner-up slot after Drury’s relay miss. However there are still two days left and lots of swimming and diving to go. Drury is the only team in the top four to have scored in diving. Wayne State and Grand Valley have been impressive throughout, especially in diving. Look for the latter to move into the top five.

Women’s Team Scores – Day Two

Place Team Points Vs Prelims Vs Psych   Projected Score
1 Queens (NC) 266 11 20   563
2 Wingate 209 11 27   353
3 UC San Diego 175 -15 -11   323
4 Drury 158 15 -10   295
5 Wayne State 133 -8 53   201
6 LIU Post 128 6 -8   186
7 Grand Valley 111 4 6   213
8 West Florida 96 -6 10   167
9 Delta State 93 9 2   195
10 Lindenwood 76 -13 7   195
11 Cal Baptist 68 14 -23.5   167
12 Nova Southeastern 59 -8 8   100
13 Truman State 55 -4 -13   122
14 Findlay 40 0 26   53
15 Bridgeport 36 6 -11   113
16 Florida Southern 35 -14 -13   93
17 Lynn 34 1 1   77
18 Clarion 33 0 -11   45
19 Northern Michigan 30 10 7   82
20 Carson-Newman 28 1 -23   84
21 Fresno Pacific 26 -7 -8   43
22 MSU Mankato 22 -4 -15   41
23 West Chester 20 3 7   35
24 Tampa 17 -2 0   22
25 Western State Colorado 14 -1 1   26
26 Bentley 13 2 -2   13
27 Henderson State 9 0 -11   25
28 William Jewell 8 -3 1   13
29 Azusa Pacific 6 4 4   6
29 Simon Fraser 6 -2 2   42
31 Ashland 5 -1 5   9
32 Saint Leo 3 -1 -9   23
33 Saginaw Valley 2 0 -5   23
34 Southern Connecticut 1 -8 -5   4

 

The men’s team battle between Queens and Lindenwood continued apace on Thursday, but Queens inched further out of reach of the Lions with stellar performances across the board, including a superb 200 free record from Dion Dreesens, who went 1.75 seconds faster than Matt Josa’s old 1:34.21, setting the new mark at 1:32.46.

Grand Valley lost ground with a DQ in finals of the 400 medley relay. Wayne State, Bloomsburg and Simon Fraser gained ground on Day Two.

Men’s Team Scores – Day Two

Place Team Points Vs Prelims Vs Psych   Projected Score
1 Queens (NC) 203 23 46   401
2 Lindenwood 192.5 -11.5 -33   372.5
3 Florida Southern 143.5 8.5 40.5   248.5
4 Drury 141 1 34   216
5 Grand Valley 131 -24 -41   214
6 Nova Southeastern 123 -2 9   247
6 Tampa 123 -11 3   213
8 Delta State 111 1 33   245
9 West Chester 89.5 -5.5 -14   156.5
10 Saint Leo 87 -1 11   202
11 Colorado Mesa 57 -2 -52   154
11 Simon Fraser 57 23 20   137
13 Cal Baptist 54 -8 -11   177
14 Bloomsburg 52 25 -3   76
15 Wingate 49 -9 17   123
15 Wayne State 49 10 11   75
17 Fresno Pacific 47 -3 5   93
18 Missouri S&T 46 -6 -39   134
19 Indianapolis 37.5 -15.5 -2.5   97.5
20 UC San Diego 33 -5 -26   81
21 Florida Tech 31 -7 -22   58
22 Limestone 29 -1 -9   37
23 Northern Michigan 27 2 9   52
24 Clarion 17 -3 -3   34
25 St. Cloud State 16 0 2   43
25 Truman State 16 0 -1   29
27 Findlay 15 1 15   31
28 Bridgeport 11 -2 2   11
29 Saginaw Valley 5 0 1   19

 

 

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About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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