2021 MAC Championships Preview: Miami to Tangle with Missouri State Once More


  • April 8-10, 2021
  • Oxford, OH (Miami University)
  • Live stream
  • Results on Meet Mobile

We’re rolling through the second week of post-NCAA Division I conference championships, with the men of the Mid-American Conference suiting up in a three-day battle from Thursday to Saturday.

Missouri State won the 2020 title, amassing 892 points and finishing ahead of the Miami RedHawks (812) and Southern Illinois Salukis (622). Ball State was fourth and Evansville fifth. Missouri State is looking to push to their second-straight MAC title after dethroning defending champions Miami last year.

MSU could sweep the breaststrokes with Michael Hampel the top returner in both, but Miami’s Noah Barr and freshman Adrian Dulay have both been under 55 this year in the 100, which Hampel has not.

SIU’s Adam Cernek returns after winning both backstrokes at this meet in 2020 as a freshman, and other returning champions include Miami’s Cole Grosshans (50 free), Missouri State’s Arthur Cury (200 IM, 200 free), Missouri State’s Pawel Krawczyk (500 free) and Miami’s Spencer Klinsky (100 fly).

That’s a good number of defending champions back again for this year’s meet, while Miami and Missouri State combined to win all five relays. It’ll be another great meet between these two top teams this week in Oxford.

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Rick Paine
2 years ago

Keep an eye on Duvenhage.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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