2015 NCAA Division II Championships: Queens Reigns Supreme With Team-Title Sweep

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Queens (Charlotte) reigned supreme by the end of the evening at the NCAA Division II Championships.

Both the men’s and the women’s teams ended long reigns by Drury, which had won 10 straight men’s titles and five of the last six women’s championships.

The men’s team took home the title over Drury, 433.5-417.5, while Lindenwood snared third overall with 359 points.  Wayne State (285) and Florida Southern (273.5) closed out the top five teams.

The Queens women had a bit of an easier time of it with a 540.5-489.5 victory against Drury.  Wingate (320), Nova Southeastern (216) and Wayne State (211) rounded out the top five.

The top individual swim of the night definitely went to Nova Southeastern’s Anton Lobanov, who vaulted to eighth all time in the 200-yard breast.

Women’s 1650 free

Lindenwood’s Alecia McGillivray added the 1650 free title to her 1000 free win from night one at the NCAA D2 championships.

McGillivray won the 1650 by a wide margin with a 16:46.25 for the victory. She took charge at the 1300-yard mark and never looked back.

Bridgeport’s Annagrazia Bonsanti threw down a 16:50.11 in the earlier heats to take second overall, while West Chester’s Kendall Somer earned third overall in 16:50.21.

Queens and Drury matched each other in terms of team points with Queens remaining in the lead, 443.5-378.5.

1 McGillivray, Alecia    SO Lindenwood       16:47.00   16:46.25   20  
    r:+0.73  27.96        58.29 (30.33)
        1:28.95 (30.66)     1:59.73 (30.78)
        2:30.60 (30.87)     3:01.38 (30.78)
        3:32.52 (31.14)     4:03.53 (31.01)
        4:34.54 (31.01)     5:05.71 (31.17)
        5:36.64 (30.93)     6:07.54 (30.90)
        6:38.30 (30.76)     7:09.08 (30.78)
        7:39.76 (30.68)     8:10.48 (30.72)
        8:41.20 (30.72)     9:11.90 (30.70)
        9:42.76 (30.86)    10:13.42 (30.66)
       10:44.15 (30.73)    11:14.67 (30.52)
       11:45.25 (30.58)    12:15.90 (30.65)
       12:46.33 (30.43)    13:16.62 (30.29)
       13:46.70 (30.08)    14:16.87 (30.17)
       14:46.98 (30.11)    15:17.18 (30.20)
       15:47.23 (30.05)    16:17.21 (29.98)    16:46.25 (29.04)
  2 Bonsanti, Annagrazia   FR Bridgeport       17:04.69   16:50.11   17  
    r:+0.71  28.26        58.63 (30.37)
        1:29.40 (30.77)     2:00.08 (30.68)
        2:30.71 (30.63)     3:01.39 (30.68)
        3:32.54 (31.15)     4:03.36 (30.82)
        4:33.96 (30.60)     5:04.73 (30.77)
        5:35.36 (30.63)     6:06.26 (30.90)
        6:37.09 (30.83)     7:07.95 (30.86)
        7:38.69 (30.74)     8:09.50 (30.81)
        8:40.29 (30.79)     9:10.88 (30.59)
        9:41.48 (30.60)    10:12.05 (30.57)
       10:42.64 (30.59)    11:13.20 (30.56)
       11:43.86 (30.66)    12:14.41 (30.55)
       12:45.23 (30.82)    13:15.80 (30.57)
       13:46.66 (30.86)    14:17.25 (30.59)
       14:47.95 (30.70)    15:18.43 (30.48)
       15:49.11 (30.68)    16:19.94 (30.83)    16:50.11 (30.17)
  3 Somer, Kendall         SR West Chester     16:59.77   16:50.21   16  
    r:+0.73  27.76        57.99 (30.23)
        1:28.97 (30.98)     2:00.09 (31.12)
        2:30.98 (30.89)     3:01.47 (30.49)
        3:32.40 (30.93)     4:03.32 (30.92)
        4:34.29 (30.97)     5:05.05 (30.76)
        5:35.77 (30.72)     6:06.54 (30.77)
        6:37.07 (30.53)     7:07.54 (30.47)
        7:38.03 (30.49)     8:08.42 (30.39)
        8:39.04 (30.62)     9:09.61 (30.57)
        9:40.36 (30.75)    10:11.09 (30.73)
       10:41.93 (30.84)    11:12.61 (30.68)
       11:43.15 (30.54)    12:14.02 (30.87)
       12:44.71 (30.69)    13:15.65 (30.94)
       13:46.35 (30.70)    14:17.03 (30.68)
       14:47.73 (30.70)    15:18.72 (30.99)
       15:49.58 (30.86)    16:20.34 (30.76)    16:50.21 (29.87)
  1. Queens (Nc)                     443.5   2. Drury                           378.5
  3. Wingate                           254   4. Nova S'Eastern                    180
  5. Ucsd                              168   6. Wayne State                       147
  7. Delta State                       146   8. Lindenwood                        130
  9. Liu Post                          127  10. Cal Baptist                       117
 11. Simon Fraser                       97  12. Florida Southern                   93
 13. Tampa                            81.5  14. West Florida                       74
 15. Lynn                               62  16. Carson-Newman                      59
 17. Limestone                          57  18. Clarion                            52
 19. Nmu                              44.5  20. West Chester                       43
 21. St. Cloud State                    38  21. Bridgeport                         38
 23. Ashland                            36  24. Grand Valley                       35
 25. Alaska Fairbanks                   34  26. Bloomsburg                         30
 27. Calu-Pa                            17  28. Colorado Mesa                    16.5
 29. Findlay                            15  30. Edinboro                           14
 31. Henderson St.                      11  32. Msu Mankato                        10
 33. Saint Leo                         7.5  34. Tiffin University                   7
 35. Truman St.                          5  36. Iup                                 4
 37. Adams St.                           1  37. Hillsdale                           1

Men’s 1650 free

nick-arakelian-queens-

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

With his swim cap falling off throughout the final 200 yards, Queens’ Nick Arakelian took home his fourth victory this week as he swept the 1000 free, 400 IM, 500 free and 1650 free on subsequent nights. Arakelian was even nice enough to retrieve his cap after the win.

Arakelian won the 1650 free with a time of 15:10.33, while Saint Leo’s Daniel Bis finished second in 15:12.05 after initially battling with Arakelian throughout much of the race.

Queens’ Alex Menke took third in 15:16.84, while Drury’s Alec Morris picked up some big team points for the Panthers with a fifth-place 15:26.95.

Queens jumped out to a 352.5-316.5 lead following the event.

1 Arakelian, Nick        FR Queens (NC)      15:11.07   15:10.33   20  
    r:+0.76  24.89        51.61 (26.72)
        1:18.93 (27.32)     1:46.57 (27.64)
        2:14.17 (27.60)     2:42.24 (28.07)
        3:10.05 (27.81)     3:37.87 (27.82)
        4:05.62 (27.75)     4:33.61 (27.99)
        5:01.43 (27.82)     5:29.35 (27.92)
        5:57.49 (28.14)     6:25.50 (28.01)
        6:52.91 (27.41)     7:20.06 (27.15)
        7:47.67 (27.61)     8:15.06 (27.39)
        8:42.72 (27.66)     9:09.97 (27.25)
        9:37.26 (27.29)    10:04.50 (27.24)
       10:32.07 (27.57)    10:59.76 (27.69)
       11:27.52 (27.76)    11:55.56 (28.04)
       12:23.71 (28.15)    12:52.00 (28.29)
       13:20.22 (28.22)    13:48.30 (28.08)
       14:16.30 (28.00)    14:43.59 (27.29)    15:10.33 (26.74)
  2 Bis, Daniel            FR Saint Leo        15:21.77   15:12.05   17  
    r:+0.69  25.16        51.86 (26.70)
        1:19.08 (27.22)     1:46.62 (27.54)
        2:14.35 (27.73)     2:42.27 (27.92)
        3:10.09 (27.82)     3:37.76 (27.67)
        4:05.77 (28.01)     4:33.53 (27.76)
        5:01.24 (27.71)     5:29.15 (27.91)
        5:57.19 (28.04)     6:24.78 (27.59)
        6:52.00 (27.22)     7:19.34 (27.34)
        7:46.68 (27.34)     8:14.01 (27.33)
        8:41.44 (27.43)     9:08.82 (27.38)
        9:36.26 (27.44)    10:03.91 (27.65)
       10:31.53 (27.62)    10:59.41 (27.88)
       11:27.23 (27.82)    11:55.60 (28.37)
       12:23.97 (28.37)    12:52.27 (28.30)
       13:20.47 (28.20)    13:48.61 (28.14)
       14:15.95 (27.34)    14:44.30 (28.35)    15:12.05 (27.75)
  3 Menke, Alex            SR Queens (NC)      15:18.32   15:16.84   16  
    r:+0.68  24.63        51.32 (26.69)
        1:18.68 (27.36)     1:46.02 (27.34)
        2:13.87 (27.85)     2:41.72 (27.85)
        3:09.44 (27.72)     3:37.36 (27.92)
        4:05.21 (27.85)     4:32.83 (27.62)
        5:00.77 (27.94)     5:28.92 (28.15)
        5:57.29 (28.37)     6:25.28 (27.99)
        6:53.27 (27.99)     7:21.06 (27.79)
        7:48.77 (27.71)     8:16.67 (27.90)
        8:44.60 (27.93)     9:12.51 (27.91)
        9:40.37 (27.86)    10:08.40 (28.03)
       10:36.45 (28.05)    11:04.65 (28.20)
       11:32.68 (28.03)    12:00.63 (27.95)
       12:28.76 (28.13)    12:56.95 (28.19)
       13:25.06 (28.11)    13:53.28 (28.22)
       14:21.46 (28.18)    14:49.56 (28.10)    15:16.84 (27.28)
  1. Queens (Nc)                     352.5   2. Drury                           316.5
  3. Lindenwood                        286   4. Grand Valley                      230
  5. Wayne State                       223   6. Florida Southern                212.5
  7. Nova S'Eastern                    183   8. Bridgeport                      169.5
  9. Cal Baptist                     142.5  10. Delta State                       130
 11. West Chester                      127  12. Tampa                             126
 13. Wingate                           121  14. Saint Leo                       109.5
 15. St. Cloud State                    90  16. Clarion                            57
 17. Missouri S & T                     56  18. Lewis                            54.5
 19. Carson-Newman                      47  20. Ucsd                               41
 21. Pfeiffer                         32.5  22. Colorado Mesa                      22
 22. Limestone                          22  24. Catawba                            18
 25. Simon Fraser                       17  26. Findlay                            12
 26. Truman St.                         12  28. Iup                                 7
 28. Florida Tech                        7  30. Jewell                              5
 31. Mines                               2  32. Indy                                1

Women’s 100 free

patricia-castro-ortega-queens-

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Queen’s Patricia Castro Ortega claimed her fourth individual NCAA D2 title with a record-breaking time of 48.92. Castro Ortega won the 200 IM, 200 free, 500 free and 100 free this week.

Her time cleared the 48.94 set by Wayne State’s Ana Azambuja back in 2014.

Drury’s Janet Yu hit the wall second in 19.29, while Nova Southeastern’s Bryndis Hansen took third in 49.37.

Drury’s Wen Xu (49.45) and Queens’ Lillian Gordy (50.08) finished fourth and seventh with Queens pushing its lead to 484.5-410.5 against defend champs Drury.

1 Castro Ortega, Patric  SO Queens (NC)         49.33      48.92R  20  
    r:+0.75  23.89        48.92 (25.03)
  2 Yu, Janet              SR Drury               49.76      49.29   17  
    r:+0.69  23.74        49.29 (25.55)
  3 Hansen, Bryndis        FR Nova S'eastern      49.70      49.37   16  
    r:+0.69  23.70        49.37 (25.67)
  1. Queens (Nc)                     484.5   2. Drury                           410.5
  3. Wingate                           259   4. Nova S'Eastern                    196
  5. Ucsd                              168   6. Delta State                       148
  7. Wayne State                       147   8. Lindenwood                        130
  9. Liu Post                          127  10. Cal Baptist                       117
 11. Simon Fraser                      100  12. Florida Southern                   93
 13. Tampa                            82.5  14. West Florida                       80
 15. Limestone                          70  16. Carson-Newman                      66
 17. Lynn                               62  18. Nmu                              58.5
 19. Clarion                            52  20. West Chester                       43
 21. Bridgeport                         42  22. St. Cloud State                    38
 23. Ashland                            36  24. Grand Valley                       35
 25. Alaska Fairbanks                   34  26. Bloomsburg                         30
 27. Saint Leo                        18.5  28. Calu-Pa                            17
 29. Colorado Mesa                    16.5  30. Findlay                            15
 31. Edinboro                           14  32. Henderson St.                      11
 33. Msu Mankato                        10  34. Tiffin University                   7
 35. Truman St.                          5  36. Iup                                 4
 37. Adams St.                           1  37. Hillsdale                           1

Men’s 100 free

thiago-sickert-nova-southeastern-

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Nova Southeastern’s Thiago Sickert touched out Bridgeport’s Ruben Gimenez, 43.18 to 43.22, in the men’s 100-yard free finale.

The two went out fast with 20.mid times at the 50, but couldn’t hold on to that speed to down Andrey Seryy’s 2012 NCAA D2 record of 42.61.

Drury’s Samuel Olson took third overall in 43.68 as Drury cut Queens’ lead to 352.5-332.5 following the event with zero points for Queens in the event.

Notably, after having to make the the B final with a swimoff victory for 16th, Carson-Newman’s Stephen Parson let it all hang out in the consolation heat to finish ninth overall in 44.23.

  1 Sickert, Thiago        SO Nova S'eastern      43.19      43.18   20  
    r:+0.62  20.53        43.18 (22.65)
  2 Gimenez, Ruben         SR Bridgeport          43.98      43.22   17  
    r:+0.61  20.69        43.22 (22.53)
  3 Olson, Samuel          SR Drury               43.37      43.68   16  
    r:+0.63  20.97        43.68 (22.71)
  1. Queens (Nc)                     352.5   2. Drury                           332.5
  3. Lindenwood                        313   4. Wayne State                       238
  5. Grand Valley                      230   6. Florida Southern                214.5
  7. Nova S'Eastern                    207   8. Bridgeport                      186.5
  9. Cal Baptist                     142.5  10. Tampa                             142
 11. Delta State                       130  12. West Chester                      127
 13. Wingate                           126  14. Saint Leo                       115.5
 15. St. Cloud State                    90  16. Clarion                            57
 17. Missouri S & T                     56  17. Carson-Newman                      56
 19. Lewis                            54.5  20. Ucsd                               41
 21. Pfeiffer                         32.5  22. Simon Fraser                       28
 23. Catawba                            25  24. Colorado Mesa                      22
 24. Limestone                          22  26. Findlay                            12
 26. Truman St.                         12  28. Florida Tech                        7
 28. Iup                                 7  30. Jewell                              5
 31. Mines                               2  32. Indy                                1

Women’s 200 back

katya-rudenko-drury-

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Drury’s Katya Rudenko nearly took down the NCAA D2 record with a time of 1:55.71.  That swim just missed the 1:55.57 set by Queens’ Caroline Arakelian just a year ago.

Rudenko’s underwaters definitely helped her to the backstroke sweep this week as she already won the 100 back in 52.75.

Cal Baptist’s Mary Hanson raced her way to second overall in 1:56.85 with Arakelian winding up third with a time of 1:57.66.

Drury cut into Queens lead with an extra point scorer as Chelsea Staab took seventh in 2:00.08. Queens finished the event ahead 500.5-442.5.

  1 Rudenko, Katya         SO Drury             1:58.18    1:55.71   20  
    r:+0.66  27.27        56.39 (29.12)
        1:25.84 (29.45)     1:55.71 (29.87)
  2 Hanson, Mary           SR Cal Baptist       1:58.58    1:56.85   17  
    r:+0.57  27.44        57.05 (29.61)
        1:26.66 (29.61)     1:56.85 (30.19)
  3 Arakelian, Caroline    JR Queens (NC)       1:57.68    1:57.66   16  
    r:+0.58  28.11        57.41 (29.30)
        1:27.14 (29.73)     1:57.66 (30.52)
  1. Queens (Nc)                     500.5   2. Drury                           442.5
  3. Wingate                           274   4. Nova S'Eastern                    196
  5. Delta State                       170   6. Ucsd                              169
  7. Wayne State                       147   8. Liu Post                          142
  9. Cal Baptist                       134  10. Lindenwood                        130
 11. Simon Fraser                      100  12. Florida Southern                   93
 13. Tampa                            87.5  14. West Florida                       80
 15. Limestone                          70  16. Carson-Newman                      66
 17. Lynn                               62  18. Nmu                              58.5
 19. Clarion                            54  20. West Chester                       50
 21. Bridgeport                         42  22. St. Cloud State                    38
 23. Ashland                            36  24. Grand Valley                       35
 25. Alaska Fairbanks                   34  26. Colorado Mesa                    30.5
 27. Bloomsburg                         30  28. Findlay                            21
 29. Saint Leo                        18.5  30. Calu-Pa                            17
 31. Edinboro                           14  32. Henderson St.                      11
 33. Msu Mankato                        10  34. Tiffin University                   7
 35. Truman St.                          5  36. Iup                                 4
 37. Lake Erie                           3  38. Adams St.                           1
 38. Hillsdale                           1

Men’s 200 back

matthew-josa-queens-backstroke

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Queens’ Matt Josa closed out an amazing run of swims at the 2015 NCAA D2 Championships.

Josa won the 200-yard back with a 1:41.45, missing his NCAA D2 record of 1:40.74 from last year.  This week, he moved to 19th all time in the 200 IM, 10th all time in the 100 fly and also won the 200 fly last night.

Lindenwood’s Krzysztof Jankiewicz raced his way to second tonight in 1:42.43 with Grand Valley’s Metin Ayden earning third in 1:44.26.

With four total point scorers compared to Drury’s two, Queens managed to extend its lead to 386.5-358.5.

1 Josa, Matthew          SO Queens (NC)       1:44.60    1:41.45   20  
    r:+0.55  23.51        48.70 (25.19)
        1:14.69 (25.99)     1:41.45 (26.76)
  2 Jankiewicz, Krzysztof  FR Lindenwood        1:42.80    1:42.43   17  
    r:+0.55  23.42        49.70 (26.28)
        1:16.42 (26.72)     1:42.43 (26.01)
  3 Aydin, Metin           FR Grand Valley      1:44.57    1:44.26   16  
    r:+0.59  23.34        49.81 (26.47)
        1:17.01 (27.20)     1:44.26 (27.25)
  1. Queens (Nc)                     386.5   2. Drury                           358.5
  3. Lindenwood                        334   4. Grand Valley                      246
  5. Wayne State                       240   6. Florida Southern                238.5
  7. Nova S'Eastern                    208   8. Bridgeport                      186.5
  9. Cal Baptist                     151.5  10. Tampa                             142
 11. Delta State                       130  12. West Chester                      127
 13. Wingate                           126  14. Saint Leo                       115.5
 15. St. Cloud State                    90  16. Clarion                            57
 17. Missouri S & T                     56  17. Carson-Newman                      56
 17. Ucsd                               56  20. Lewis                            54.5
 21. Pfeiffer                         32.5  22. Colorado Mesa                      29
 23. Simon Fraser                       28  24. Catawba                            25
 25. Limestone                          22  26. Findlay                            12
 26. Truman St.                         12  28. Florida Tech                        7
 28. Iup                                 7  30. Jewell                              5
 31. Mines                               2  32. Indy                                1

Women’s 200 breast

rebecca-matthews-lynn-

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Lynn’s Rebecca Matthews crushed the NCAA D2 record in the 200-yard breast with a winning time of 2:10.77.  That swim cleared the 2:11.45 set by Drury’s Agnieszka Ostrowska for Drury a year ago.

That gave Matthews a breaststroke sweep as she already won the 100 breast in 1:01.03.

Cal Baptist’s Alena Rumiantceva hit the wall second overall in 2:13.32 with LIU Post’s Caroline Rademacher earning third tonight in 2:13.61.

Neither Queens nor Drury had a point scorer, so Queens remained in the lead, 500.5-442.5

1 Matthews, Rebecca      JR Lynn              2:13.00    2:10.77R  20  
    r:+0.68  29.33      1:02.40 (33.07)
        1:36.14 (33.74)     2:10.77 (34.63)
  2 Rumiantceva, Alena     JR Cal Baptist       2:15.64    2:13.32   17  
    r:+0.74  29.63      1:03.11 (33.48)
        1:37.47 (34.36)     2:13.32 (35.85)
  3 Rademacher, Carolin    SR LIU Post          2:14.79    2:13.61   16  
    r:+0.65  29.78      1:02.99 (33.21)
        1:37.60 (34.61)     2:13.61 (36.01)
  1. Queens (Nc)                     500.5   2. Drury                           442.5
  3. Wingate                           288   4. Nova S'Eastern                    202
  5. Ucsd                              173   6. Delta State                       170
  7. Liu Post                          158   8. Cal Baptist                       151
  9. Wayne State                       149  10. Lindenwood                        142
 11. Simon Fraser                      100  12. Florida Southern                   93
 13. West Florida                       91  14. Tampa                            87.5
 15. Lynn                               85  16. Limestone                          70
 17. Carson-Newman                      66  18. Nmu                              65.5
 19. Clarion                            54  20. West Chester                       51
 20. Ashland                            51  22. Bridgeport                         42
 23. St. Cloud State                    38  24. Grand Valley                       35
 25. Alaska Fairbanks                   34  26. Saint Leo                        32.5
 27. Colorado Mesa                    30.5  28. Bloomsburg                         30
 28. Calu-Pa                            30  30. Findlay                            21
 31. Edinboro                           14  32. Henderson St.                      11
 33. Msu Mankato                        10  34. Tiffin University                   7
 35. Truman St.                          5  36. Iup                                 4
 37. Lake Erie                           3  38. Hillsdale                           1
 38. Adams St.                           1

Men’s 200 breast

anton-lobanov-nova-southeastern-

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Nova Southeastern freshman Anton Lobanov might not have won as many titles as Queens’ Matt Josa, but he certainly has had better top-end swims with his breaststroke sweep.

After jumping to sixth all time in the 100 breast, Lobanov followed that up by vaulting to eighth all time in the men’s 200-yard breast with a ridiculously fast 1:51.71.

That swim dropped five seconds from his prelim swim of 1:56.91, and smashed the NCAA D2 record of 1:54.45 clocked by Nicholas Korth of UCSD a year ago.

Notably, Queens’ Nic Eriksson (1:55.65) and Cal Baptist’s Nikolay Klepikov (1:56.32) took second and third, while Queens still held the team lead 409.5-377.5 against Drury.

Queens has the title won barring a relay disqualification.

All Time 200 Breast

[table “” not found /]
  1 Lobanov, Anton         FR Nova S'eastern    1:56.91    1:51.71R  20  
    r:+0.72  25.23        53.43 (28.20)
        1:22.66 (29.23)     1:51.71 (29.05)
  2 Eriksson, Nic          SR Queens (NC)       1:57.73    1:55.65   17  
    r:+0.72  25.48        54.26 (28.78)
        1:24.23 (29.97)     1:55.65 (31.42)
  3 Klepikov, Nikolay      SO Cal Baptist       1:58.45    1:56.32   16  
    r:+0.76  25.96        55.34 (29.38)
        1:25.50 (30.16)     1:56.32 (30.82)
  1. Queens (Nc)                     409.5   2. Drury                           377.5
  3. Lindenwood                        347   4. Wayne State                       255
  5. Florida Southern                247.5   6. Grand Valley                      246
  7. Nova S'Eastern                    228   8. Bridgeport                      186.5
  9. Cal Baptist                     167.5  10. Tampa                             142
 11. Delta State                       141  12. Wingate                           128
 13. West Chester                      127  14. Saint Leo                       115.5
 15. St. Cloud State                    90  16. Missouri S & T                     74
 17. Clarion                            57  17. Ucsd                               57
 19. Carson-Newman                      56  20. Lewis                            54.5
 21. Pfeiffer                         37.5  22. Colorado Mesa                      29
 23. Simon Fraser                       28  24. Limestone                          25
 24. Catawba                            25  26. Truman St.                         12
 26. Findlay                            12  28. Florida Tech                        7
 28. Iup                                 7  30. Jewell                              5
 31. Mines                               2  32. Indy                                1

Women’s Three-Meter Diving

Wayne State’s Elizabeth Rawlings picked up the three-meter diving title with 555.70 points, while West Florida’s Monica Do Amaral took second overall with 530.65 points.  Grand Valley’s Taylor Wiercinski grabbed third with 521.30 points.

 1 Rawlings, Elizabeth    SO Wayne State        515.75     555.70R  20  
  2 Do Amaral, Monica      SO West Florida       485.55     530.65   17  
  3 Wiercinski, Taylor     JR Grand Valley       505.85     521.30   16  
  4 Day, Kristin           SR Clarion            526.95     512.20   15  
  5 Zerfoss, Sarah         JR Clarion            480.00     497.10   14  
  6 Laupp, Rebekah         JR Drury              491.25     496.90   13  
  7 Geddis, Alex           JR Wayne State        462.25     465.00   12  
  8 Kearney, Molly         SR NMU                470.00     442.75   11  
 
                Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 40                 
 
  1. Queens (Nc)                     500.5   2. Drury                           455.5
  3. Wingate                           288   4. Nova S'Eastern                    202
  5. Wayne State                       181   6. Ucsd                              173
  7. Delta State                       170   8. Liu Post                          158
  9. Cal Baptist                       157  10. Lindenwood                        142
 11. West Florida                      109  12. Simon Fraser                      100
 13. Florida Southern                   93  14. Clarion                            92
 15. Tampa                            87.5  16. Lynn                               85
 17. Nmu                              76.5  18. Limestone                          70
 19. Carson-Newman                      66  20. Grand Valley                       56
 21. West Chester                       51  21. Ashland                            51
 23. Bridgeport                         42  24. St. Cloud State                    38
 25. Colorado Mesa                    37.5  26. Alaska Fairbanks                   34
 27. Saint Leo                        32.5  28. Calu-Pa                            30
 28. Bloomsburg                         30  30. Findlay                            26
 31. Edinboro                           14  32. Henderson St.                      11
 33. Msu Mankato                        10  34. Tiffin University                   7
 35. Truman St.                          5  36. Iup                                 4
 36. Azusa Pacific                       4  38. Lake Erie                           3
 39. Hillsdale                           1  39. Adams St.                           1

Women’s 400 free relay

Queens put an bow on top of its first NCAA Division II Championship women’s title with an NCAA D2 record in the 400-yard free relay.

Patricia Castro Ortega, Lillian Gordy, Alexandra Marshall and Caroline Arakelian powered their way to victory in 3:18.75.

Drury, who won the team title five of the past six years, wound up second in the team race and in the 400 free relay.  Wen Xu, Leah Reed, Katya Rudenko and Janet Yu placed second in 3:19.42.

The top two relays undercut Drury’s 2011 NCAA D2 record of 3:19.75.

Wingate’s Sofia Petrenko, Ana Fish, Leigh-Ann Clark and Armony Dumur chased down third in 3:23.36.

Queens finished the meet with a 540.5-489.5 triumph against Drury. Wingate snared third overall with 320 points.

1 Queens (NC)                         3:22.25    3:18.75R  40  
     1) Castro Ortega, Patricia SO    2) r:0.30 Gordy, Lillian SR     
     3) r:0.51 Marshall, Alexandra SO 4) r:0.17 Arakelian, Caroline JR
    r:+0.76  24.03        49.08 (49.08)
        1:12.64 (23.56)     1:38.58 (49.50)
        2:02.28 (23.70)     2:28.79 (50.21)
        2:52.28 (23.49)     3:18.75 (49.96)
  2 Drury                               3:23.80    3:19.24R  34  
     1) Xu, Wen SO                    2) r:0.33 Reed, Leah SR         
     3) r:0.26 Rudenko, Katya SO      4) r:0.28 Yu, Janet SR          
    r:+0.79  24.20        49.96 (49.96)
        1:13.94 (23.98)     1:40.77 (50.81)
        2:04.35 (23.58)     2:30.82 (50.05)
        2:53.54 (22.72)     3:19.24 (48.42)
  3 Wingate                             3:24.53    3:23.36   32  
     1) Petrenko, Sofia SO            2) r:0.24 Fish, Ana JR          
     3) r:0.33 Clark, Leigh-ann FR    4) r:0.33 Dumur, Armony SR      
    r:+0.75  24.49        50.68 (50.68)
        1:14.87 (24.19)     1:41.93 (51.25)
        2:06.38 (24.45)     2:33.35 (51.42)
        2:57.19 (23.84)     3:23.36 (50.01)
  1. Queens (Nc)                     540.5   2. Drury                           489.5
  3. Wingate                           320   4. Nova S'Eastern                    216
  5. Wayne State                       211   6. Ucsd                              201
  7. Liu Post                          184   8. Cal Baptist                       181
  9. Delta State                       174  10. Lindenwood                        160
 11. West Florida                      117  12. Simon Fraser                      110
 13. Tampa                           109.5  14. Florida Southern                  105
 15. Clarion                            92  16. Lynn                               85
 17. Nmu                              76.5  18. Limestone                          76
 19. Carson-Newman                      66  20. Grand Valley                       56
 21. West Chester                       51  21. Ashland                            51
 23. Bridgeport                         42  24. St. Cloud State                    38
 25. Colorado Mesa                    37.5  26. Alaska Fairbanks                   34
 27. Saint Leo                        32.5  28. Calu-Pa                            30
 28. Bloomsburg                         30  30. Findlay                            26
 31. Edinboro                           14  32. Msu Mankato                        12
 33. Henderson St.                      11  34. Tiffin University                   7
 35. Truman St.                          5  36. Iup                                 4
 36. Azusa Pacific                       4  38. Lake Erie                           3
 39. Hillsdale                           1  39. Adams St.                           1

Men’s 400 free relay

Drury’s Samuel Olson, Aaron Buckingham, Rodrigo Caceres Acosta and Sean Feher won a three-way touchout with a time of 2:54.90.

Tampa’s Khalid Aldaboos, Jeremy Parker, Jordan Augier and Martin Hammer finished second in 2:55.11.

Nova Southeastern’s Thiago Sickert, Shane Kleinbeck, Anton Lobanov and Magnus Lundgren snared third in 2:55.29 in an incredibly close finish.

Queens, meanwhile, just stayed safe to clinch the squad’s first team title as the Royals took seventh in 2:58.33.

That ended what had been coined as a Decade of Dominance by Drury, which had won a record 10 straight men’s team titles.

1 Drury                               2:55.71    2:54.90   40  
     1) Olson, Samuel SR              2) r:0.39 Buckingham, Aaron JR  
     3) r:0.16 Caceres Acosta,rigo FR 4) r:0.29 Feher, Sean SR        
    r:+0.63  21.03        43.70 (43.70)
        1:04.35 (20.65)     1:27.70 (44.00)
        1:48.02 (20.32)     2:11.39 (43.69)
        2:32.10 (20.71)     2:54.90 (43.51)
  2 Tampa                               2:57.39    2:55.11   34  
     1) Aldaboos, Khalid JR           2) r:0.14 Parker, Jeremy JR     
     3) r:0.30 Augier, Jordan JR      4) r:0.24 Hammer, Martin SO     
    r:+0.67  21.20        44.64 (44.64)
        1:04.38 (19.74)     1:27.62 (42.98)
        1:48.28 (20.66)     2:11.30 (43.68)
        2:32.03 (20.73)     2:55.11 (43.81)
  3 Nova S'eastern                      2:56.66    2:55.29   32  
     1) Sickert, Thiago SO            2) r:0.21 Kleinbeck, Shane SR   
     3) r:0.33 Lobanov, Anton FR      4) r:0.16 Lundgren, Magnus SR   
    r:+0.61  20.44        43.11 (43.11)
        1:03.74 (20.63)     1:27.10 (43.99)
        1:48.21 (21.11)     2:11.42 (44.32)
        2:32.00 (20.58)     2:55.29 (43.87)
  1. Queens (Nc)                     433.5   2. Drury                           417.5
  3. Lindenwood                        359   4. Wayne State                       285
  5. Florida Southern                273.5   6. Grand Valley                      264
  7. Nova S'Eastern                    260   8. Bridgeport                      214.5
  9. Tampa                             176  10. Cal Baptist                     171.5
 11. Delta State                       151  12. Wingate                           150
 13. Saint Leo                       129.5  14. West Chester                      129
 15. St. Cloud State                    90  16. Missouri S & T                     82
 17. Lewis                            60.5  18. Ucsd                               57
 18. Clarion                            57  20. Carson-Newman                      56
 21. Pfeiffer                         37.5  22. Colorado Mesa                      29
 23. Simon Fraser                       28  24. Limestone                          25
 24. Catawba                            25  26. Findlay                            12
 26. Truman St.                         12  28. Iup                                 7
 28. Florida Tech                        7  30. Jewell                              5
 31. Mines                               2  32. Indy                                1

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 1650 free
  • Men’s 1650 free
  • Women’s 100 free
  • Men’s 100 free
  • Women’s 200 back
  • Men’s 200 back
  • Women’s 200 breast
  • Men’s 200 breast
  • Women’s Three-Meter Diving
  • Women’s 400 free relay
  • Men’s 400 free relay

HEAT SHEETS

LIVE RESULTS

LIVE STREAM

2015 NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships, Day Four Results – Results

Comments Off on 2015 NCAA Division II Championships: Queens Reigns Supreme With Team-Title Sweep

Author: Jason Marsteller

avatar
Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

Current Swimming World Issue


Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here