GENEVA, Ohio -- It's a familiar scene for Drury: heading down the stretch into the final day of competition at the NCAA Division II national championships with the lead.Both Drury squads are atop the team standings going into Saturday's last day, as the DU men continued to steamroll the competition - holding a 406.5 to 257.0 lead against second-place Florida Southern.
Drury has all but wrapped up its 10th consecutive national championship with the huge lead they'll take in against second-place Florida Southern on Saturday.
And they took a big step toward making it a DU sweep - which would make it five times in the last six years, with only Wayne State's single-point victory against the women in 2012 providing the blemish - by coming fast out of the gates on Friday.
It was a relatively quiet night for the DU men, who continued to beat the field with their depth. Highlight races included a sixth from freshman Fahad Alkhaldi in the 500 free, a 2-3 finish from Jordi Montseny and Sean Feher in the 100 back, a sixth from Kacper Pelczynski in the 100 breast, and a fourth from Stanislav Kuzmin in the 200 fly before the men's 800 relay team finished fifth.