Seven meet records fell, and Oklahoma Baptist added 12 more championships to its resume on Friday at the NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships at the Oklahoma City Community College Natatorium.
OBU ended Friday’s competition with comfortable team standings leads in men and women. The men’s team had 625 points, with runner-up Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) totaling 336. The women’s team had 639 points, which was 288 better than Savannah School of Art & Design (Ga.).
Oklahoma Baptist was responsible for breaking five national meet records: the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay finishing in 1-minute, 32.15-seconds; the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:18.43; Daniel Ramirez winning the men’s 100-yard butterfly in 46.13 seconds; Ramirez winning the 100-yard backstroke in 46.28 seconds; and the men’s 400-yard medley relay in 3:12.88.
Other OBU national champions crowned on Friday included Tim Richard in the men’s 400-yard individual medley (3:54.49); Laura Galarza in the women’s 200-yard freestyle (1:50.18); Kerryn Mullin in the women’s 100-yard breastsroke (1:04.29); Gregory Penny in the men’s 100-yard breakstroke (54.03); Lisa MacManus in the women’s 100-yard backstroke (54.69); Kristen Brimage in the women’s 3-meter dive (222.50); and the women’s 400-yard medley relay (3:46.28).
The meet ends Saturday. Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m., and finals are scheduled to start at 6 p.m.