2018 NAIA Men’s National Championships – Day 4 Ups/Downs

2018 NAIA National Championships – Men’s Meet

For those unfamiliar with swimming terminology, the concept of “Ups” and “Downs” is a good way to track which teams performed best at prelims. In prelims, swimmers qualify for one of two finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, and places 9 through 16 the B final. In finals, swimmers are locked into their respective final, meaning a swimmer in the B heat (spots 9-16) can only place as high as 9th or as low as 16th, even if they put up the fastest or slowest time of any heat in the final.

With that in mind, we’ll be tracking “Ups,” and “Downs” after each prelims session. “Up” refers to swimmers in the A final, “Down” to swimmers in the B final.

Day 4

Keiser University, who came in with the top seeds in nearly every event, has led all weekend and sits alone at the top, poised to win their first NAIA national title. The Seahawks loaded up with 7 up and 6 down, including 4 A finalists in the 100 free. (Which says a lot about their prospects in the 400 free relay at the end of tonight’s session.) SCAD saved its best for the last day; the Bees put 6 swimmers into A finals and 5 into B finals and outperformed their seedings by 20 points. This is notable because they trail Olivet Nazarene by 35 points and now have a legitimate shot at finishing second in the team standings. ONU didn’t give anything away in Saturday’s prelims, though; the Tigers were 5 up and 2 down, and earned 14 more points than the psych sheet would have predicted.

Loyola New Orleans outperformed expectations again, as they’ve done every day of Nationals. They were up 20 points, while West Virginia University-Tech improved by 15 over the psych sheet.

Men’s Ups/Downs

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Keiser University 7 6
SCAD Savannah 6 5
Olivet Nazarene University 5 2
Lindenwood University-Belleville 4 2
Thomas University 2 4
University of the Cumberlands 2 3
West Virginia University – Tech 2 1
Loyola University New Orleans 1 4
Union College 1 1
Asbury University 1 0
Life University 1 0
The College of Idaho 1 0
Lindsey Wilson College 0 4

Men’s 200 Yard Backstroke

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Lindenwood University-Belleville 2 0
SCAD Savannah 2 0
Loyola University New Orleans 1 1
University of the Cumberlands 1 1
Asbury University 1 0
Olivet Nazarene University 1 0
Keiser University 0 3
Lindsey Wilson College 0 2
Thomas University 0 1

Men’s 100 Yard Freestyle

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Keiser University 4 0
Thomas University 2 1
SCAD Savannah 1 3
Olivet Nazarene University 1 2
Lindenwood University-Belleville 0 1
Loyola University New Orleans 0 1

Men’s 200 Yard Breaststroke

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Keiser University 3 0
West Virginia University – Tech 2 0
Life University 1 0
Olivet Nazarene University 1 0
Union College 1 0
Lindsey Wilson College 0 2
Loyola University New Orleans 0 2
University of the Cumberlands 0 2
SCAD Savannah 0 1
Thomas University 0 1

Men’s 200 Yard Butterfly

Team A Finalists B Finalists
SCAD Savannah 3 1
Lindenwood University-Belleville 2 1
Olivet Nazarene University 2 0
The College of Idaho 1 0
Keiser University 0 3
Thomas University 0 1
Union College 0 1
West Virginia University – Tech 0 1

Men’s 1-Meter Diving

Team A Finalists B Finalists
University of the Cumberlands 1 0

Projected Standings

Team Day 1 Actual Day 2 Actual Day 3 Prelims Day 4 Psych Final Projected Standings
Keiser University 34 177 236.5 195 642.5
Olivet Nazarene University 40 167.5 141 128 476.5
SCAD Savannah 32 121 160.5 159 472.5
Lindenwood University-Belleville 30 101 89 120 340
Thomas University 28 98.5 83 90 299.5
University of the Cumberlands 24 75 100 93 272
West Virginia University – Tech 26 68 58.5 81 233.5
Loyola University New Orleans 10 70 47 64 191
The College of Idaho 22 62 53.5 48 185.5
Union College 12 45 45 33 135
Lindsey Wilson College 18 41 32 38 129
Asbury University 14 19 18 22 73
St Ambrose University 8 25 17 10 60
Morningside College 6 18 12 6 42
Life University 0 5 0 12 17
Midland University 4 4 0 2 10
Campbellsville University 0 4 6 0 10
Milligan College 2 0 6 0 8
Bethel University 0 4 0 4 8

 

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In 2000, the NAIA reaffirmed its purpose to enhance the character building aspects of sport. Through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five core values.”

 

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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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