Blue Raiders qualify for a combined 22 events in men's and women's swimming, up from 10 last season
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College is set to appear in 22 events at the NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championships to be held Feb. 29-March 3 at Oklahoma City Community College in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The men's team is qualified for 15 events, up from 10 in 2011, while the women, competing in their first official season, qualified four individuals and three relay teams for seven total events.
Hall highlights the men with his seventh seed in the 200-yard butterfly with a qualifying time of one minute and 56.87 seconds. Connor Lyle joins him in the field with a time of 2:02.68.
The 200-fly entry is one of 10 for Lyle, which is the most in program history. Other top events for Lyle include the 200-freestyle where he is seeded 17th (1:46.13 and 100-free where he is 24th (47.87).
The Blue Raider men are set to swim in five relays with their best seed in the 800-free relay where they are 10th (7:25.76). Hall, Hindman, Wetzel and Connor Lyle make up the four legs.
The three relays are the highlights of the women's entries.
Leading the way is the 400-free relay team of Davis, Reese, Spaulding and Wood who qualified 17th. The same group will also swim in the 200-medley and 200-free relays.
Individually, Spaulding and Wood both qualified to compete at nationals. Spaulding is in the field for the 100- and 200-breaststrokes, while Wood is in the 200- and 500-frees.
Lindsey Wilson finished 6-7 overall in men's dual meets, while the women posted an 8-8 mark.
The men finished 16th at last year's NAIA National Championship in St. Charles, Mo., while the women are appearing in their first postseason.