Men lead, women in second heading to final day of SAA Championship

Senior Kristen Stempak (center) won the 200-yard freestyle on Friday at the 2016 SAA Championship (photo by Wade Photography)
Senior Kristen Stempak (center) won the 200-yard freestyle on Friday at the 2016 SAA Championship (photo by Wade Photography)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern swimming and diving teams won three more individual titles today, and the men lead and the women are in second place heading to the final day of the 2016 Southern Athletic Association Championship.

The men have 611 team points, nearly 100 points ahead of second-place Berry with 512. The women fell to second today and now have 610 points, trailing Rhodes with 641 points.

Senior Drew Priede added to his medal total by winning the 200-yard freestyle with a school- and SAA-record time of 1:39.41, which is also an NCAA "B" cut time. Sophomore Luke Huffstutler also captured gold, winning the 100-yard backstroke with a school-record time of 50.57.

On the women's side, senior Kristen Stempak won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.96.

In totaly today, BSC won three gold and six silver medals, upping their total to seven individual titles with 10 runner-up finishes and four third-place finishes.

Competition continues tomorrow for the final day of the championship with preliminaries at 10 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m.