2021 Men’s CCSA SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Friday, February 19- Sunday, February 21
- Liberty Natatorium in Lynchburg, Va
- Defending Champion: Incarnate Word men (3x), Liberty women (2x)
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The second night of the 2021 Men’s CCSA Championships began in the same fashion as the first night, with a Gardner-Webb relay victory. In the absence of the reigning conference champions, Incarnate Word, the 400 medley team of Brady Fields, Johnathan Frye, Cullen Fields, and Seggio Bernardina swam to a final time of 3:15.35 to touch in first, ahead of FAU, who finished second in a time of 3:16.81.
In the 1M diving event, FAU senior Logan Downey to his second victory of the competition, coming in first with a total of 316.30 points. Notably, the field of 4 participants only consisted of FAU divers, giving the school an additional 76 points and a slight advantage in the battle for first place against Gardner-Webb.
Tim Bennett from Gardner-Webb claimed victory in the 100 butterfly, posting a time of 47.98 to drop over a second off of his season best. Bennett’s time came about a tenth off of his personal best of 47.86 that he set at last year’s CCSA Championship.
Gardner-Webb also got a victory in the 400 IM, where senior Chase Mattingly cruised past the field to finish first in a time of 3:54.65, defending his title from last season. Mattingly was also slightly off of his personal best of 3:53.52, but crushed his season best of 4:02.35.
Senior Josh Fountain from FAU won the 200 freestyle by over a second, coming into the wall with a time of 1:39.98. Fountain was the only swimmer in the field under the 1:40-barrier. His freshman teammate, Jackson Kirk, finished second overall in a time of 1:41.16.
In the 100 breaststroke, Old Dominion senior Peter Durisin picked up a victory and an NCAA B-cut in a time of 54.15. Durisin’s time was also a personal best, chopping .02 off his old time of 54.17 from his freshman year.
Brady Fields of Gardner-Webb got his second victory of the night, winning the 100 backstroke in a time of 48.70, coming in .01 faster than his backstroke split (48.71) on the 400 medley relay earlier in the day. This was also a new personal best for Fields.
In the final event of the night, the 200 freestyle relay, Gardner-Webb’s team of Brady Fields, Tim Bennett, Drew Mintz, and Seggio Bernardina touched first in a time of 1:21.42, ahead of FAU’s team that finished in a time of 1:22.08. The team dropped over 2 seconds off of their seed time.
- Gardner-Webb 731
- FAU 681
- Bellarmine University 406
- Old Dominion 393
Gardner-Webb has extended their lead over FAU going into the final day of the meet. However, FAU remains in contention, especially if the team has a strong day tomorrow. The battle between Bellarmine and Old Dominion for 3rd remains tight, with Bellarmine only leading by 13 points after leading by 10 points yesterday.