NJCAA Championships Day 3: Indian River Dominating Once Again

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The NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships continued on Friday at Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex with Indian River pulling away with a dominating lead on both the men’s and women’s side.

After three days, the Indian River men lead with 946 points, nearly double the total of second-place Iowa Central (517). Barton is in third with 446, followed by Southwest Oregon (444) and South Georgia State (176).

In the women’s meet, Indian River leads with 1,007, more than double runner-up Southwestern Oregon (490). Iowa Central is in third with 428, followed by Jamestown (242) and Erie (144).

Indian River’s dominance was shown in the 500 freestyle as the team stunningly swept the top six spots. Victoria Ortiz won in 4:53.59, followed by Esther Rydbeck (5:05.05), Ashlynn Amon (5:07.66), Kailea Green (5:07.71), Samantha van Vuure (5:09.49) and Lillian Lewis (5:10.12).

In the 200 butterfly, Indian River went 1-2-3-4 as Taryn Dailey won in 2:03.15, followed by Ashley Sterchele (2:06.11), Isabela Cabrera Duarte (2:08.42) and Erifylli Maroutsou (2:08.98).

Indian River’s Lainie Rivas won the NJCAA title in 3-meter diving with 390.10 points.

Southwest Oregon’s Jacqueline Feurtado won the 100 IM in 58.52, holding off Indian River’s Catherine Royden-Turner (58.79).

South Georgia State’s Aimee Miller won the 100 backstroke in 55.86, holding off Royden-Turner (55.99), who earned her second runner-up finish of the session.

Day 1 recap

Day 2 recap

Royden-Turner, Rylee Woelk, Dailey and Sydney Weatherspoon won the NJCAA title in the 200 medley relay (1:45.50).

Iowa Central’s Magali Mouton won the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.91.

In the men’s meet, Indian River’s Aramis Rivera won the 100 IM (50.21), holding off Southwest Oregon’s Emile Dost (50.67) for the NJCAA title.

Brennan Hammond won the 200 fly in 1:47.03, going 1-2 with John Zeiger (1:51.74).

Chance Conde won the men’s 500 free in 4:24.56, going 1-2 with Maxwell Miller (4:35.90).

Indian River’s TJ Ray won 1-meter diving with 402.35 points.

Indian River’s Nicholas Fauteux, Michael Deans, Hammond and Dean Walker won the 200 medley relay (1:30.67).

Southwest Oregon’s Alejandro Robles Ruiz won the 100 backstroke in 49.62, the lone swimmer in the field to break 50 seconds.

Barton’s Johan Cue Carrillo won the NJCAA title in the 100 breaststroke in 53.37.