LEWISVILLE, Texas – Oklahoma Baptist stands third midway through the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships after winning three events and picking up an automatic qualifying mark.

Andre del Rio, Chad Brandon, JP Goyetche and David Lambert won the 200 free relay with a meet record 1:18.31 to start the evening on the right foot. The time was a B standard national qualifying time.

Davion Conley, Josip Miskovic, Henry Contich and Thomas Peterson finished fifth at 1:22.87.

Felipe Ramirez Zapata won the 100 butterfly in 48.25 seconds with Del Rio tying for second at 48.31. Tristan Villa was ninth at 50.03. Zapata and Del Rio had B standard times.

Goyetche, Fernando Morillas Ramos, Del Rio and Lambert won the 400 medley relay in 3:14.48 for a B standard, while Alex Mundt, Miskovic, Villas and Contich took 10th at 3:22.40.

Otto Lehtonen accomplished an automatic qualifying mark in one-meter diving, finishing third at 490.50. Noah Harlow was 11th and Ryan Walker 12th.

Kristijan Stunkovic placed third in the 400 individual medley at 3:57.70, followed by Mundt in fifth at 3:59.12, Marti Penedes in sixth at 3:59.13, Peterson in 12th and Jonathan Stewart in 13th. All of OBU's top six times were B standard national marks.

Drew Dickson was ninth in the 200 freestyle at 1:39.64.

Through 20 events, OBU is third with 475.5 points, trailing California Baptist at 509 and Colorado Mesa at 489.5

Action continues in the meet Friday with the 100 individual medley, 500 free, 100 backstroke, 100 breast stroke, 200 butterfly, 800 freestyle and women's one-meter diving.

Lady Bison take three RMAC events

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Oklahoma Baptist heads into the weekend in second place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference swim meet after winning three events Thursday.

Tammy Price, Victoria Fonville, Miriam Avila and Faith Moss won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:33.93, a B standard national qualifying time. Julie Day, Jamie Edwards, Leslie White and Jocelyn Martinez placed 10th at 1:37.44.

Celina Marquez won the 100 butterfly in 53.95, followed by Faith Moss in third at 54.98 and Price in fourth at 55.14. All three times were B standards.

Suzanne Afchain, Juliana Cifuentes, Marquez and Fonville won the 400 medley relay with a B standard time of 3:54.81. Meili Hall, White, Moss and Marizel Van Jaarsveld finished 10th at 3:50.72.

Van Jaarsveld placed second in the 400 individual medley at 4:22.69 with Cifuentes fourth at 4:29.94, Avila 10th at 4:32.16 and Maddie Carson in 15th at 4:37.49. Van Jaarsveld and Cifuentes had B standards.

Afchain was 10th at 1:54.35 and Martinez 12th at 1:55.12 in the 200 free.

In women's diving Wednesday, Genesis Veliz was second with an automatic qualifying mark of 442.65. Cassidy Wright was 10th, Anna White was 12th and Mikaela Pitsch was 14th.

Colorado Mesa leads the standings at 450.5, followed by OBU at 426 and California Baptist at 421.

Action continues in the meet Friday with the 100 individual medley, 500 free, 100 backstroke, 100 breast stroke, 200 butterfly, 800 freestyle and women's one-meter diving.