Men's 400-yard freestyle relay team comes up with enough team points to move into top-10 overall
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Lindsey Wilson College kept finding itself just out of the top-10 at the NAIA Men's Swimming & Diving National Championships, but found a way to sneak up one spot on Saturday evening at the Oklahoma City Community College pool.
The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Luke Royal, Daniel Lyle, Jonathan Hindman and Connor Lyle tallied a time of three minutes and 10.21 seconds to finish ninth and lift the Blue Raiders into the top-10 of the team standings.
The ninth-place finish in the relay was good for 18 team points to give Lindsey Wilson 108 total points in the standings to finish 10th, six spots better than least season.
While Lindsey Wilson posted its best finish in program history, Oklahoma Baptist captured the team national championship with 757 points and Fresno Pacific (Calif.) was second with 752 points. Concordia (Ore.) rounded out the top three with 574.5 points.
The Blue Raiders had two swimmers compete in the finals of the 200-butterfly. Corey Hall fared the best in 11th place with a time of 1:55.10, while Connor Lyle was 14th in 1:59.11.
Logan Wetzel went the distance in the 1,650-free finals, touching in 16:28.98 in the long endurance race.
The Blue Raider women also capped off their nationals run with a showing in the 400-free relay finials. Kate Spauling, Deah Reese, Sarah Wood and Stephanie Davis combined to finish 15th with a time of 3:59.78.
Lindsey Wilson finished 17th overall in the women's team standings.