SMU, Hawai'i Lead After First Day of NIC Competition
ROCHESTER, Mich. (SMU) – After a light first day of competition at the National Independent Conference swimming championships, the University of Hawaii and SMU are tied for first on the men’s side of the meet with 74 points, with each team winning one of the two relays contested.
SMU won the first event of the evening, the 200 medley relay. The Mustang team of Eric Hadley, Per Nylin, Camilo Becerra and Justin Stephenson turned in a time of 1:29.69, just out-touching Hawaii by .66 seconds for the win.
The only other event of the first day was the 800 freestyle relay, where Hawaii came through with its first win of the meet, touching the wall in 6:30.99, four and a half seconds ahead of SMU’s time of 6:35.32. Both times were NCAA ‘B’ standard qualifying times.
Action continues Thursday in Rochester with the 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle, 3-meter diving and the 200 freestyle relay. Prelims begin at 11:00 a.m. and the finals start at 6:30 p.m.