Eagles in 10th With One Day Left
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Asbury’s men and women sit in 10th place after the third day of competition at the NAIA National Championships hosted by Oklahoma City Community College. The men’s 77 points are only eight behind Milligan and the women’s 102 are 38 behind Brenau. Fresno Pacific leads the women and Oklahoma Baptist leads the men.
The men had a bit of tough luck on Friday as both the 200 free relay and the 400 medley relay were disqualified for leaving early. On the individual side the guys broke two school records, the 400 IM and the 100 breast. Danny Bowman swam a 4:07.13 in the 400 IM prelims, shattering the school mark of 4:11.08. Bowman made the A final and finished 8th at night with a 4:09.01. Trevor Ehrenheim would finish 12th in the B final with a 4:08.48.
Freshman Cody Barnes broke the 100 breast school record with a 59.70 prelim swim and finished 16th at night with a 59.72 at night. Fellow freshman Jake Courey would also finish 16th in the 200 free with a 1:47.87 finals time. Pat Armstrong placed 11th in the 100 back with a 52.31 at night.
The women also broke a school record as Taryn Albright broke the 100 fly time in prelims and then re-broke it in finals. Her 58.59 in prelims beat Sarah Ritter’s time by .04. In finals Albright finished 9th with a 57.69.
Asbury’s relays placed 9th and 10th in the evening’s finals swims, as the 200 free relay team just missed the A finals by .05 in the morning prelims. That squad finished 10th with a 1:39.96. The 400 medley relay team finished 9th in the prelims and finals with a 4:03.13 finals time.
The Eagles found a lot of success in both the 400 IM and the 100 back, placing three in the 400 IM B final and two in the 100 back B final. Ranay Ray, Larissa Martin and Elizabeth Johns each placed in the top 16 in the morning prelims of the 400 IM. Martin went on to finish 11th with a 4:45.70 and Ray placed right behind her with a 4:46.71. Johns placed 16th with a 4:52.04. Ray went on to finish 16th in the 100 back and Katie Duncan finished 14th in the event.
The meet finishes today with prelims at 11 a.m. and finals at 7 p.m.