2017-18 Women's Swimming
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Left to Right: Courteney Darrow; Katie Johnson; McKenzie Dalton; Megan Manning and Coach Kaymee Kelly
Women's Swimming - Sat, Mar. 4, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Point University women's swimming team, coached by Kaymee Kelly, competed at the 2017 NAIA National Swimming Championships, March 1-4, in the Columbus Aquatics Center in Columbus, Ga.  Point scored no team points and finished out of the top 20 in the standings.


The Skyhawks set seven school records during the season and qualified four student-athletes, all in relay events, for the NAIA National meet.  None of the relay teams qualified for an NAIA National finals swim.


Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) won the women's team championship with 639 points, just 6.5 points ahead of second-place SCAD-Savannah with 632.5.  Biola University (Calif.) placed third with 343, and Brenau University (Ga.) finished fourth with 264.  Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) finished fifth with 256, and the University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) finished sixth with 238.  Point scored no team points.


DAY ONE, March 1:  no events involving Point swimmers.


DAY TWO, March 2:  Point's 200-yard freestyle relay squad missed the school record by less than one second -- Megan Manning (SO/Deland, FL), McKenzie Dalton (FR/Dothan, AL), Katie Johnson (FR/Hebron, KY) and Courteney Darrow (JR/Newnan, GA) placed 24th in an NAIA preliminary event with a time of 1:52.61.  Later in the day, Darrow, Dalton, Manning and Johnson placed 24th in a preliminary heat of the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 4:38.76.


DAY THREE, March 3:  Darrow, Dalton, Johnson and Manning missed a school record by 80/100ths of a second in the 200-yard medley relay and placed 24th in a preliminary heat with a time of 2:04.04.


DAY FOUR, March 4:  Manning, Johnson, Dalton and Darrow swam their final event of the NAIA nationals and placed 24th in the preliminaries the 400-yard freestyle with a time of 4:08.40, just 1.28 seconds short of the school record.