Oklahoma Baptist completed its trip to Arkansas with a men’s victory in the Hendrix Relays Saturday, giving the state of Oklahoma its second college swim win in as many days and the first two college swim wins since 1985 when the University of Oklahoma ended its program.


Oklahoma Baptist completed its trip to Arkansas with a men’s victory in the Hendrix Relays Saturday, giving the state of Oklahoma its second college swim win in as many days and the first two college swim wins since 1985 when the University of Oklahoma ended its program.
The Bison won the Relays with 426 points, edging Henderson State at 402, followed by Centenary at 360, Texas-Permian Basin at 342, Sewanee at 342, McMurry at 260, Rhodes at 124 and Hendrix at 90.
“Henderson State competed with us well, but what a thrill to emerge victorious,” said OBU Coach Sam Freas. “The kids raced much better than I would have imagined.”
OBU qualified in every relay event the NAIA championship offers.
The Lady Bison, with 413 points, placed second to Henderson State at 426. Centenary was third at 366, followed by Arkansas-Little Rock at 340, Sewanee at 303, UTPB at 300, Hendrix at 240, McMurry at 200 and
Rhodes at 216.
Daniel Ramirez, Gilles Cantrelle, Javier Sosa, Max Abreu, Mateo Maciuniak and Nick Shuttinger all qualified in three events for themen, as did Jessica Bragason, Kerryn Mullin, Nicole Willson, Hoilly Trumble, Alice Oggionni and Laura Galarza for the women.