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LWC Swimming National Championship recaps Day 2

By Christopher Coombs

Maaike Broersma highlighted the second day of the NAIA National Championship for the Lindsey Wilson women's swimming team producing a runner-up finish in the 50-yard freestyle. The sophomore also helped two LWC relays to NAIA All-American status.

In total, the Lindsey Wilson women's team picked up three NAIA All-American honors on the day and sit in sixth place with 93 points. The three all-american honors give LWC four for the championship. Keiser (FL) leads the team standings with 234 points.

Fabio Martin produced a third-place individual finish as James de Goede set two new Lindsey Wilson men's program records on the second day of the NAIA National Championship. The Blue Raiders claimed two NAIA All-American honors running their championship total to three.

The Lindsey Wilson men's team also sits in sixth place with 96 points following the competition of 16 events through the second day of the competition. Keiser (FL) leads the championship field with 253 points.

Broersma picked up her first individual all-american honors of the week during the 50-yard freestyle. She raced her way to a runner-up time of 23.73 seconds. Broersma qualified second for the finals with her preliminary time of 23.73 seconds.

Maria Paula Escandon Lopez, Annissa Koekemoer, Carlene Taylor, and Broersma took sixth place during the finals of the 200-yard freestyle relay with a mark of 1:38.29. Broersma, Escandon, Allie Rutherford, and Taylor then claimed another sixth-place finish, this time during the 400-yard medley relay after touching the wall in 3:56.33.

Rutherford qualified for the B final of the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:13.45 in the prelims. She trimmed nearly one second off her time in the finals to finish in 15th place with a mark of 2:12.81.

Martin took third place in the 500-yard freestyle with his time of 4:31.05. He went 4:34.84 during the prelims as he bettered his time by nearly three seconds in the finals.

De Goede qualified for the B final of the 200-yard IM with a mark of 1:54.39. He improved his time to 1:52.09 during the finals to set his first LWC program record of the afternoon and finish ninth.

Will Thilwind, Tyler Buffel, Siaka Weidenbaum, and De Goede claimed an eighth-place finish during the 400-yard medley relay after touching the wall in 3:26.69. The effort was good enough for NAIA All-American honors.

James de Goede, Bryce Rice, Chase Hickman, and Tyler King just missed out on all-american honors placing ninth during the finals of the 200-yard freestyle relay with a mark of 1:25.53. De Goede opened the relay with a 50 split of 20.83 seconds to claim a new LWC program record in the 50-freestyle.

King competed in the B final of the 50-yard freestyle after a preliminary time of 21.27 seconds. His time slide slightly in the finals with a mark of 21.34 seconds to finish in 12th place.

Lindsey Wilson is set to return to the pool on Friday at 8amCT for the third day of prelims. Finals are scheduled to begin at 4pmCT.

This story was posted on 2022-03-04 06:42:05
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