2022 Women’s MAC Champs: Miami’s Maier Shatters MAC Record with 4:08.94 400 IM

2022 MAC WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

THURSDAY RESULTS

FRIDAY RESULTS (not available yet)

TEAM STANDINGS AFTER DAY 3

  1. Akron – 594.5
  2. Buffalo – 421.5
  3. Miami – 289.5
  4. Eastern Michigan – 247
  5. Ohio – 243
  6. Bowling Green – 217
  7. Ball State – 155.5
  8. Toledo – 149 

Akron expanded their lead on day 3 of the 2022 Women’s MAC Championships, and will all but certainly be on top when the meet concludes tomorrow. The Zips picked up two titles on Friday night, taking the 100 fly and the 400 medley relay.

Paulina Nogaj came out on top in the 100 fly, downing the meet record with her performance of 51.76. The previous meet record was held by former Zip Sadie Fazekas from the 2019 MAC Championships. Nogaj was also just shy of the MAC conference record of 51.73, which was set in 2019 by teammate Sarah Watson. Watson came in 2nd last night, clocking a 52.40. Nogaj’s time also marked a pool record, and is without a doubt fast enough to earn an invitation to NCAAs this year. Notably, it was a 1-2-3 punch by Akron, as Zip freshman Abby Daniel took 3rd with a 52.92.

In the 400 medley relay, Akron’s Madelyn Gantrall, Paula Garcia, Paulina Nogaj, and Sarah Watson teamed up for a 3:31.67, missing the NCAA ‘A’ cut by just 0.01 seconds.

Miami’s Nicole Maier had the top swim of the night, posting a massive personal best of 4:08.94. As was the case with her 200 free earlier in the meet, Maier downed the MAC meet and conference records with the performance, shattering the previous mark of 4:11.30 she set last year as a freshman. The swim also marked a new pool record, and just like her 200 free, she’s very likely to earn an NCAA invite with the time.

Buffalo picked up some key victories Friday night as well, led by senior Katie Pollock, who won the 100 breast. Pollock managed to dip under 1:00 for the first time, winning the event in 59.92, which establishes a new pool record and Buffalo team record. Unfortunately, the swim is going to be just a few tenths of a second short of what it will take to earn an NCAA invite this year, but it was a phenomenal race from the senior nonetheless.

Buffalo freshman Sawyer Bosley got the job done in the 200 free, swimming a new best time of 1:46.94. The swim was a huge improvement over the 1:48.37 Bosley swam to lead-off Buffalo’s 800 free relay on Wednesday night. She posted the fastest split in the field on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th 50s of the race last night.

Bowling Green’s Daisy Platts won the 100 back in 52.19, marking a new pool record in her home pool. Platts was just a tick off the MAC record, which stands at 52.10. Additionally, the swim may be fast enough for Platts to earn an invitation to NCAAs.

 

Day 3 Program Records

Miami (OH)

Buffalo

Ball State

  • 100 Back: Hannah Jones – 54.44

Bowling Green

  • 400 Medley Relay – 3:40.19

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Wondering Willie
7 months ago

Imagine what the RedHawks could do with a decent coach

Nicole Maier Superfan
Reply to  Wondering Willie
7 months ago

Win their first mens titles since 2006 and their highest finish on the womens side in 5+ years? What AD is complaining about those results?

Bull
Reply to  Nicole Maier Superfan
7 months ago

Funny, all they needed to do to grab that Mens title was wait for EMU to drop their program.

Clown
Reply to  Bull
7 months ago

MSU won the MAC the year EMU got cut. Had to get past Mo State. Regardless, she’s won 2/5 since joining and is on her way to her 3rd title. You can only swim who is in your conference – not her fault EMU has an incompetent AD. You can’t deny the team has gotten leaps and bounds better – broke all of their relay records last year and many individual records as well.

Last edited 7 months ago by Clown
Tommy
7 months ago

Finish strong ub!

Last edited 7 months ago by Tommy