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
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.
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|
|Loyola New Orleans||2/3||0/0||1/1||1/1||0/1||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|
Projected Team Scores
|Team||Projected Points Day 4||Total Score Day 3||Projected Final Score||Vs. Prelims||Vs. Psych|
|University of the Cumberlands||95||197||292||2||-97|
|Loyola University New Orleans||69||174||243||1||115|
|West Virginia University Tech||72||117.5||189.5||5.5||38.5|
|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|
|St Ambrose University||29||50||79||5||31|