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NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships: OBU dominating after two days of competition

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From Staff Reports Modified: March 6, 2014 at 10:07 pm •  Published: March 6, 2014

The Oklahoma Baptist University swimming and diving teams continued to do well during the NAIA Championships at the Oklahoma City Community College Natatorium.

The Bison have eight total national championships, including six on Thursday, and national meet records in the men’s 200-yard medley relay (1 minute, 26.83 seconds) and men’s 50-yard freestyle by Logan Lassley in 19.71 seconds.

OBU’s 200-yard medley women’s relay won the title in 1:41.65; defending national champion Laura Galarza triumphed in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.86 seconds; the Bison won the 800-yard women’s freestyle relay in 7:38.21; and Jarod Haynes clinched the men’s 1-meter dive with a 183.30 score.

In action late Wednesday night, Mark Pontier and Kristen Brimage gave OBU its first and second individual national champions of the meet. Pontier won the men’s 3-meter diving crown with a 192.55. Brimage defended her national title in the 1-meter dive with a 248.85.

Both the OBU men’s and women’s teams top the team standings going into Friday’s rounds.

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