Daniel Ramirez Doubles With An NAIA Record in 100 Fly

Daniel Ramirez Oklahoma Baptist
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Daniel Ramirez of Oklahoma Baptist was the star of the night with a pair of wins, including an NAIA record in the 100 fly, at the NAIA Championships.

Oklahoma Baptist is on its way to defending both its men’s and women’s titles.  OBU lead SCAD for the women’s title, 483-326, while the men lead Olivet Nazarene, 585.5-381.5.

OBU’s Laura Galarza (22.85), Emma Forbes-Milne (22.84), Tammy Price (23.31) and Andrea Antonissen (22.91) won the women’s 200-yard free relay in an NAIA record time of 1:31.91.

That swim cleared the 2014 record set by OBU of 1:32.15 clocked by Laura Galarza, Emma Forbes-Milne, Lisa MacManus and Andrea Antonissen.

Olivet Nazarene (1:34.99) and SCAD (1:35.35) finished second and third in the finale.

OBU’s Logan Lassley (20.29), Daniel Ramirez (19.75), Daniel Robbins (20.16) and Jake Phillips (19.71) won the men’s 200-yard free relay in 1:19.91.

ONU took second in 1:20.25 with SCAD placing third in 1:22.26.

Concordia-Irvine’s Baliee Blankemeier just missed another 1993 Lourette Hakansson record after Christine Tixier downed her 200-yard IM last night.

Blankemeier posted a 4:24.27 in the women’s 400-yard IM, just off Hakansson’s 4:24.03 from 22 years ago. Brenau’s Courtney Hayward took second in 4:24.87 with Biola’s Lisa Tixier taking third in 4:28.72.

SCAD’s Tyler Prescott topped the men’s 400-yard IM in 3:54.39 with teammate Connor Wilson placing second in 3:55.55. OBU’s Alex Mundt snared third in 3:56.56.

Biola’s Christine Tixier clipped another NAIA record, this time with a 54.34 in the women’s 100-yard fly.  That swim surpassed her own 2014 of 54.35 by the slimmest of margins.

Brenau’s Alisha Hodgetts placed second in 56.61 with teammate Michelle Billeaud earning third in 57.01.

An equally close NAIA record occurred in the men’s 100-yard fly as OBU’s Daniel Ramirez popped a 46.12. That performance eclipsed his own 2014 record of 46.13.

ONU’s Frank Tapie (48.56) and OBU’s Marc Sambolin (49.06) touched second and third.

OBU’s Laura Galarza claimed the women’s 200-yard free title in 1:50.49 with teammate Lexie Keller taking second in 1:51.89.  ONU’s Eugenia Sebastiani wound up third in 1:52.72.

SCAD’s Joel Ax nearly took down another NAIA record, this time with a 1:36.82 to win the men’s 200-yard free.  That swim just missed his own 1:36.71 from last year.

ONU’s Simon Pheasant took second in 1:38.66 with Lindenwood-Belleville’s Lucas Dengler-Harles finishing third in 1:39.64.

OBU’s Kerryn Mullin (1:03.16) and Leslie White (1:05.42) went 1-2 in the women’s 100-yard breast, while Brenau’s Michelle Billeaud placed third overall in 1:05.94.

OBU’s Vitor da Franca won the men’s 100-yard breast in 54.27, while teammate Fernando Morillas took second in 54.45.  ONU’s Calvin Price snared third in 54.98.

Brenau’s Talia Sola paced the women’s 100-yard back in 54.76 with OBU’s Ines Remersaro taking second in 55.48.  OBU’s Tammy Price finished third in 55.97.

OBU’s Daniel Ramirez doubled up and nearly popped another NAIA record with a 46.88 in the men’s 100-yard back.  That’s just off his 46.28 from last year.

OBU’s JP Goyetche finished second in 47.96 with ONU’s Jacob Anderson taking third in 49.39.

OBU’s Kristen Brimage won during the diving break with 252.35 points on the three-meter.  Cumberland’s Michelle McDonald took second with 237.90 points, while OBU’s Genesis Veliz snared third with 205.90 points.

OBU’s Ines Rmersaro (56.19), Kerryn Mullin (1:03.82), Laura Galarza (53.62) and Lexie Keller (51.32) won the women’s 400-yard medley relay in 3:44.95. Brenau (3:50.79) and Biola (3:51.73) placed second and third.

OBU’s JP Goyetche (48.59), Vitor da Franca (53.78), Daniel Ramirez (47.87) and Daniel Robbins (44.27) topped the men’s 400-yard medley relay in 3:14.51. SCAD (3:18.77) and St. Andrews (3:18.91) completed the podium.

2015 NAIA Championships, Day Two – Results

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