2016 NCAA Division II Championships – Day 4 Ups/Downs

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

Women’s Ups/Downs – Day Four

Queens has been the favorite since Day One, but to be fair, they still had to work for their victory. Throughout the meet the Royals did what was expected of them and then some, and Day Four was no exception. Six women made their respective championship finals, including an impressive three in the 100 free where, in addition to NCAA record-holder Patri Castro Ortega, the Royals placed two freshmen.

UC San Diego and Delta State had strong mornings, as did West Florida and Findlay. UCSD made up quite a bit of ground on Wingate, especially with excellent results in the 200 breast, but barring a relay DQ or some other unforeseen event in finals, the Bulldogs should hang on at number two in the final standings.

Below are the Ups (“A” finalists) / Downs (“B” finalists) at the conclusion of Day 4 prelims.

Team 100fr 200bk 200br 400FR Day4 Indiv Totals Day4 Relay
Queens (NC) 3/0 2/0 1/0 1/0 6/0 1/0
UC San Diego 1/2 1/0 2/0 1/0 4/2 1/0
Delta State 0/0 1/0 1/0 0/0 2/0 0/0
West Florida 0/1 0/1 1/0 1/0 1/2 1/0
Wingate 0/0 1/0 0/2 1/0 1/2 1/0
Findlay 0/0 1/1 0/1 0/0 1/2 0/0
Truman State 1/0 0/1 0/0 1/0 1/1 1/0
Drury 1/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 1/1 1/0
Florida Southern 1/0 0/1 0/0 1/0 1/1 1/0
Lynn 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/0 1/1 0/0
Carson-Newman 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/1
California University of PA 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Fresno Pacific 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Colorado Mesa 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Northern Michigan 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Nova Southeastern 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/1 0/2 0/1
Saint Leo 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/2 0/0
Bridgeport 0/2 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/2 1/0
Wayne State 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/2 0/1
Azusa Pacific 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Ashland 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
LIU Post 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/1
Southern Connecticut 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Cal Baptist 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1
Grand Valley 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1
Lindenwood 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1
MSU Mankato 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1
8/8 8/8 8/8 8/8 24/24 8/8

The projected top ten names hadn’t changed all weekend, but a tough 200 breaststroke miss for Cal Baptist opened the door for Truman State or Nova Southeastern to slip in at number 10. West Florida and Wayne State both had big relay performances on the final day, which may have edged them past LIU Post in the final standings. In addition, West Chester, Wayne State and Drury did quite well in the earlier heats of the 1650; however those points haven’t yet been added to the projected totals below.

It is still very close, though, and anything can change in finals.

Team Projected Finish +/- from Previous Projection
Queens (NC) 575 +22
Wingate 369 -1
UC San Diego 344 +26
Drury 290 -6
Grand Valley 223 -7
West Florida 218 +28
Wayne State 200.5 +16.5
LIU Post 187 -6
Lindenwood 177 -6
Delta State 150 -26
Truman State 124 +5

 

Men’s Ups/Downs – Day Four

The format of the NCAA Division II Championship – 19 swimming and 2 diving events over 4 days – is different from that of Divisions I and III. So is swimming four individual events versus three. While the jury may still be out on whether or not it is harder to remain focused over three days of high intensity or four, Division II swimmers need to be “on” for four days. Lindenwood and Queens apparently got the memo. The Lions finished the final morning with 4 A and 2 B finalists and a relay in the A final; Queens went 4 up, 1 down and qualified the number 2 relay. Grand Valley had 1 swimmer and 2 divers up, 1 swimmer and 1 diver down, and a relay in the consolation. Delta State put 3 swimmers in A finals and a diver in consols, plus an up relay.

Wingate took a hit with a relay DQ, while Tampa had disappointing results in the 100 free.

Below are the Ups (“A” finalists) / Downs (“B” finalists) at the conclusion of Day 4 prelims.

Team 100fr 200bk 200br 3mtr 400FR Day4 Indiv Total Day4 Relay
Lindenwood 1/0 1/1 1/1 1/0 1/0 4/2 1/0
Queens (NC) 2/0 2/0 0/1 0/0 1/0 4/1 1/0
Grand Valley 0/0 1/0 0/1 2/2 0/1 3/3 0/1
Delta State 1/0 0/0 2/0 0/1 1/0 3/1 1/0
Florida Southern 0/1 1/0 1/1 0/0 1/0 2/2 1/0
Cal Baptist 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/1 0/1 2/1 0/1
Nova Southeastern 1/0 0/1 1/0 0/0 0/1 2/1 0/1
Drury 1/1 0/1 0/1 0/0 1/0 1/3 1/0
Missouri S&T 0/2 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/1 1/2 0/1
Tampa 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 1/2 1/0
Indianapolis 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 1/1 0/0
Fresno Pacific 0/0 0/0 1/0 1/0 0/0 2/0 0/0
Colorado Mesa 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/2 0/0 0/2 0/0
Northern Michigan 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/2 0/0
West Chester 0/0 0/0 1/0 1/0 0/1 2/0 0/1
Wingate 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/2 0/0
Bloomsburg 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/1
Clarion 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
LeMoyne 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/1 0/0
Ouachita Baptist 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Simon Fraser 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/1
Saint Leo 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 1/0 1/0
St. Cloud State 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Saginaw Valley 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
UC San Diego 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0
Wayne State 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/1
Florida Tech 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0
8/8 8/8 8/8 8/8 8/8 32/32 8/8

While there is still a lot of wiggle room, especially since the 1650 free has yet to be counted in the projected final results, here is a general idea of what Saturday’s prelims did to the final standings:

Team Projected Finish +/- from Previous Projection
Queens 439 +16.5
Lindenwood 371.5 +1
Florida Southern 301.5 +36.5
Delta State 261 +7
Nova Southeastern 253 +17
Grand Valley 233 +20
Drury 231 +8
Saint Leo 200 -2
Tampa 193 -20
Cal Baptist 168 -5

 

 

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