Mavericks Lead For Both Men And Women After Day 2 Of Rocky Mountain Champs

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February 14th, 2020 College, NCAA Division II


  • Dates: Wednesday-Saturday. February 12-15th
  • Location: El Pomar Natatorium, Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Defending Champions: Colorado Mesa men (1x); Colorado Mesa women (1x)
  • Live Results
  • Live Video
  • Championship Central

Courtesy: Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Action continued inside El Pomar Natatorium as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Swimming & Diving programs continued their quest to earn RMAC Championship titles.

200-Yard Freestyle Relay
In the women’s race, the Mavericks’ squad of Bret Congdon, Noel Scott, Natalie Saul and Lauren White recorded Colorado Mesa’s first title of the night with a time of 1:33.82.

Oklahoma Baptist’s quartet of Estevao, Hornos, Alexander Leff, Daniel Santos and Colton Wyatt came out on top of an exciting race that came down to the wire with a photo finish.

Both Oklahoma Christian men’s and women’s relays set new school records. The women finished the race with a time of 1:38.08 while the men closed with a time of 1:22.51.
400-Yard Individual Medley
April Woods, a senior out of Colorado School of Mines, swam away to a victory with a school record time of 4:27.48.

In the men’s race, Jake Simmons of Colorado Mesa claimed the title in front of his home crowd as he finished in a time of 4:01.56
100-Yard Butterfly
Daphn Williams of Colorado School of Mines topped the field as she hit the timing pad in 54.68.

Colorado Mesa’s Pedro Terres Illescas won the 100-yard butterfly for the second year in a row with a time of 48.13. Coming in second, Charles Burroughs of Colorado School of Mines broke his own school record with a time of 48.83.
200-Yard Freestyle
Mia Woods of Colorado School of Mines nearly missed the RMAC Championship record by swimming to a time of 1:49.39.

Freshman Daniel Santos of Oklahoma Baptist then jumped in the pool and swam to an RMAC title with a time of 1:39.86.
Men’s 1-meter dive
The two-time defending NCAA individual champion, Ammar Hassan of Colorado Mesa, defended his title with a scoring a total of 562.80 points which is a NCAA ‘A” standard.
400-Yard Medley Relay
The Mavericks’ quartet of Lauren White, Sam White, Candice Rosen and Maddie Pressler raced their to an event title as they swam to a time of 3:47.61.

Colorado Mesa’s squad compose of Lane Austin, Mahmoud Elgayar, Pedro Terres Illescas and Noah Vallee would take the last race of day 2 with a time of 3:17.76.

Team Standings

  1. CMU – 570.5
  2. CSM – 387
  3. DSU – 332.5
  4. OBU – 210
  5. OC – 203
  6. WCU – 201
  7. CSUP – 126
  8. ASU – 103
  9. UNK – 82


  1. CMU – 569
  2. CSM – 380.5
  3. OC – 330
  4. OBU – 314.5
  5. ASU – 32

Day 3 will begin tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM. For information and live streaming/results, visit the RMAC Swimming and Diving Championships Central Page.

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