Indian River Expands Lead on Day 2 of JuCo Naitonal Champs

  • NJCAA National Swimming & Diving Championships
  • Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex, Ft. Pierce, Florida
  • Defending Champions: Indian River State College men (41x), Indian River State College women (34x)
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On day 2 of the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) National Championship meet, hosted by Indian River State College, the home team expanded their lead as they chase a 42nd-straight men’s title and 35th-straight women’s title.

The Pioneers won all but 1 event in the finals session. That one exception went to Tamara Miller of Monroe Community College, who was dominant in the women’s 200 free with a time of 1:51.96 – almost four seconds better than IRSC’s runner-up Sarah Neeley (1:55.71).

Other than that, the day was a landslide. The Indian River women opened the day with a new NJCAA Record in the 200 freestyle relay. The team of Tayla (22.47), Osianna McReed (23.08), Yasmine Ware (23.53), and Leah Sims (23.31) combined for a 1:32.39.

The swim broke the record done in November of this year by the same foursome, with the previous standard sitting at 1:32.78.

A second Meet Record was broken in the men’s 50 backstroke, where Danny Hartley swam 22.78 to break the freshly-minted record of 22.91 done a day earlier. His teammate Jairo Emer led off Indian River’s 200 medley relay with the old time, but didn’t swim the event individually to defend his record.

Also making an impact on day 2 was Indian River breaststroker Craig Emslie, who split 52.04 on the breaststroke leg of his team’s winning 400 medley relay. He already won the 50 breaststroke earlier in the meet and is a heavy favorite in the upcoming 100 breaststroke. Emslie is committed to join the University of North Carolina’s team next season, and he will become the team’s top breaststroker by far – their fastest returner for next fall is Michael McBryan, who swam a 54.39 at ACCs.

Day 2 event winners:

  • Women’s 200 free relay: Indian River State College, 1:32.39*
  • Men’s 200 free relay: IRSC, 1:20.99
  • Men’s 3-meter diving: Robert Morgan, IRSC, 520.05
  • Women’s 50 back: Meagan Abad, IRSC, 26.47
  • Women’s 400 IM: Olivia Jacobi, IRSC, 4:28.22
  • Men’s 400 IM: Rawley Davis, IRSC, 3:59.70
  • Women’s 100 fly: Tayla Lovemore, IRSC, 54.05
  • Men’s 100 fly: Nicholas Loomis, IRSC, 47.31
  • Women’s 200 free: Tamara Miller, Monroe Community College, 1:51.96
  • Men’s 200 free: Jason van der Touw, IRSC, 1:38.10
  • Women’s 400 medley relay: IRSC, 3:45.32
  • Men’s 400 medley relay: IRSC, 3:13.40

Team Scores


  1. Indian River State College – 605
  2. South Georgia State College – 298
  3. Iowa Central CC – 226
  4. Monroe CC – 215
  5. Southwestern Oregon CC – 198
  6. Lincoln College- 177
  7. Genesee CC – 105
  8. Iowa Lakes CC – 82
  9. Herkimer County CC – 56
  10. Fashion Institute of Technology – 22
  11. Jamestown CC – 14


  1. Indian River State College – 305
  2. South Georgia State College – 124.5
  3. Southwestern Oregon CC – 105.5
  4. Iowa Central CC – 104
  5. Monroe CC – 73
  6. Lincoln College – 37
  7. (tie)Genesee CC – 32
  8. (tie)Iowa Lakes CC – 32
  9. Herkimer County CC – 23
  10. Jamestown CC – 22
  11. Fashion Institute of Technology – 6

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Thomas Epling

I am a alumni from 1975 through 76 swim team national champions why is it that we don’t get more recognition 41 years as national champions no other team no other sport no other college nobody has ever done this I am so proud to be a part of Indian River

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