2019 NAIA Men’s Nationals – Day 4 Ups/Downs

2019 NAIA National Championships – Men’s Meet

Day Four

If you came into the meet expected to lose to defending champion Keiser by 95 points, but you had whittled the anticipated margin down to 68.5 points on Day 3 and actually thought you might have a chance at dethroning the Seahawks, you couldn’t have asked for much more from your swimmers than SCAD head coach Bill Pilczuk got on Saturday. The Bees outscored the psych sheet by 24 points in the 100 free and 12 points in the 200 fly and may have added huge points in the slower heats of the mile (we won’t know until the top-8 swim in finals). SCAD now stands at 17.5 points behind Keiser. That’s within relay-DQ range, which is going to make for an absolutely thrilling finals session tonight.

Loyola New Orleans and Thomas also had excellent morning sessions, improving their seedings by 36 and 20 points, respectively.

Ups/Downs

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 4

Team Individual Relays 200 Back 100 Free 200 Breast 200 Fly 400 Free Relay 1 mtr Diving 1650 Free
SCAD 11/4 0/0 1/1 4/0 0/1 4/1 0/0 0/0 2/1
Keiser 9/5 0/0 2/1 2/3 2/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 2/0
Asbury 3/2 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/1 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/1
Cumberlands 2/4 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1/2
Lindenwood-Belleville 2/4 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/2 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0
Loyola New Orleans 2/3 0/0 1/1 1/1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Lindsey Wilson 2/3 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1
Midland 2/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
College of Idaho 1/4 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/1
Thomas 1/3 0/0 0/0 0/2 1/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0
St. Ambrose 1/3 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1
Union 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0
Life University 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1
WV Tech 1/1 0/0 0/1 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Olivet Nazarene 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

Projected Team Scores

Team Projected Points Day 4 Total Score Day 3 Projected Final Score Vs. Prelims Vs. Psych
Keiser University 201 419 620 -11 -29
SCAD Savannah 217 385.5 602.5 27.5 51.5
Lindenwood University-Belleville 84 209 293 0 -149
University of the Cumberlands 95 197 292 2 -97
Loyola University New Orleans 69 174 243 1 115
Union College 49 160 209 -6 13
Asbury University 61 133 194 -12 57
West Virginia University Tech 72 117.5 189.5 5.5 38.5
Midland University 49 138 187 -1 24
Lindsey Wilson College 55 129 184 5 0
The College of Idaho 58 99 157 -18 46
Olivet Nazarene University 27 95 122 -9 -103
Thomas University 28 84 112 -7 13
St Ambrose University 29 50 79 5 31
Life University 18 33 51 -1 -14
Morningside College 6 36 42 5 -8
Milligan College 4 8 12 2 10
Bethel University 0 2 2 1 -8

 

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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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