RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- California Baptist University has an opportunity to move up the NCAA Division II rankings when it hosts UC San Diego Saturday.
Both Lancer squads rank in the top-25 in NCAA Division II. The women are 5-1 overall and fourth on the list, while the men are currently tied for the 16th spot with a 6-0 record. A win or strong showing against the Tritons would go a long way to leading the Lancers up the division ladder, as the UCSD women (7-5) are tied for sixth and place eighth on the men's side (2-4).
A closer look also shows seven Lancers rank in the top 25 for various individual events as of Jan. 11.
Mary Hanson holds the No. 1 spot in the 100-yard backstroke after recording a time of 53.83 seconds at the CSU Bakersfield meet. The junior is also ranked second in the 50 freestyle (23.27) and 11th in the 100 free (51.28).
Yosita Hapsari is ranked No. 14 for her time of 51.42 in the 100 free for CBU, which also has Kyndal Terwilliger in the top-25 in two events -- the 100 butterfly (21st, 56.65), and 200 fly (23rd, 2:05.78).
In the men's rankings, Nolan Brown's time of 1:45.83 in the 200 backstroke at the Colorado Mesa Invite stands as the third-best time in the division. The Redlands native is also 10th in the 100 back (48.98) and 14th in the 100 fly (49.04).
Josh Hanson holds the No. 15 spot in the 200 IM (1:51.05) and is No. 21 and 24 in the 100 fly (49.58) and 200 fly (1:52.67), respectively.
Robert Nichols and Elijah Barrows round out the top-25 individuals for California Baptist University. Nichols is ranked 21st in the 100 back (50.00) and 23rd in the 200 back (1:50.29), while Barrows is 19th in the 1000 free (9:32.22).
For a complete list of rankings, visit usaswimming.org.