2019 NAIA National Championships – Men’s Meet
- Dates: Wednesday, February 27 – Saturday, March 2; prelims 9 am, finals 5 pm
- Location: Columbus Aquatic Center, Columbus, Georgia (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champions: Keiser University (results)
- Psych Sheets: Available here
- Fan Guides: Available here
- Live Results: Available here
- Live Video: Available here
- Championship Central
There were several big statements made on the second day of men’s competition at 2019 NAIA National Championships. Asbury (+38 points), The College of Idaho (+34), Loyola New Orleans (+33) and SCAD Savannah (+24) all outscored their psych sheet seedings by a significant amount. For SCAD, that means cutting into the 94-point projected lead that defending champion Keiser had over the Bees coming into the meet. For Asbury, Idaho, and Loyola, who are all in contention for top-10 slots, those are valuable points.
In the zero-sum game that is meet scoring, that means there were some misses this morning. University of the Cumberlands lost out on 50 points that had been expected from the psych sheet. Lindenwood-Belleville was down 37, Olivet Nazarene, 25, and Lindsey Wilson, 19.
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, while places 9 through 16 go through to 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 and “Down” to swimmers in the B final.
By Event – Day 2
|200 Free Relay||200 Free Relay||500 Free||500 Free||200 IM||200 IM||50 Free||50 Free||400 Medley Relay||400 Medley Relay|
|Olivet Nazarene University||0||0||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||1|
|University of the Cumberlands||0||1||1||2||0||1||1||0||1||0|
|West Virginia University Tech||0||1||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||1|
|Loyola University New Orleans||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|St Ambrose University||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|The College of Idaho||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||1|
|Lindsey Wilson College||1||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||1|
Totals – Day 2
|Team||Individual Events Up||Individual Events Down||Relay Events Up||Relay Events Down|
|Olivet Nazarene University||3||0||0||1|
|University of the Cumberlands||2||3||1||1|
|West Virginia University Tech||1||2||0||2|
|Loyola University New Orleans||1||1||2||0|
|St Ambrose University||1||0||0||1|
|The College of Idaho||0||2||1||1|
|Lindsey Wilson College||0||2||1||1|