Keiser (Fla.) Remains Atop Team Standings as Two NAIA Records Fell on Day Three of NAIA Swimming & Diving Championships

Keiser (Fla.) Remains Atop Team Standings as Two NAIA Records Fell on Day Three of NAIA Swimming & Diving Championships

Columbus, Ga. – Nikoline Biltoft-Jensen of Keiser (Fla) and Elisa Corradi of Cumberlands (Ky.) each broke an NAIA record that stood for at least a decade to highlight the third day of competition at the 2023 NAIA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships  Friday night. In total six champions were crowned at Columbus Aquatic Center, while the Seahawks remain in first place in the team standings with 496 points.

  • Biltoft-Jensen won the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.01 breaking the previous record of 1:02.09 that was set back in 2012.  It was one of four titles for Keiser on the day as Noelia Garzon won the 100 fly, touching the wall in 54.62.  Liya Goupil-Lizekne pulled away from the field in the 200 free to finish atop the podium with a time of 1:49.83.
  • Marine Lecomte, Biltoft-Jensen, Gazon, and Goupil-Lizekne teamed up to finish first in the 400 medley relay.  In addition to their four titles, the Seahawks had a runner-up finish and a pair of third-place finishes.
  • Corradi opened finals with a bang as she took down a record that has stood for 30 years.  After earning the top-seed, Corradi clocked a 4:22.69 to win the 400 IM and break the previous national record of 4:24.03 that was set in 1993.  Those performances have helped put the Patriots in fourth overall with 224.5 points.
  • SCAD-Savannah (Ga.) remains in second place with 296 points after a pair of top-three finishes on the day.  Haley Vanbuskirk and Sloane Sizemore went two-three in the 200 free, while the Bees 400 medley relay placed fourth.
  • Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) is in third with 280 points.  Allison Pearson and Julie Vega tallied a two-three finish in the 100 breast, while the Tigers posted a runner-up finish in the 400 medley relay.
  • Taylor Fitzgerald of St. Thomas earned the final national championship of the day as she went 55.81 to win the 100 back by over a second.

The NAIA Championships will continue Saturday, March 4, for the final day of competition. Prelims are slated to begin at 9 a.m. EST and finals will start at 5 p.m. EST.

Live video of the NAIA Championships can be found here.

Championship Information

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March 6-9, 2024
Columbus Aquatics Center
Columbus, GA