There will be 2 new faces on the Miami (OH) roster next season, as Madison Hoehn has given her verbal commitment to join the RedHawk women and Blake Brockman has verbally committed to the men.
Hoehn’s club training base is with Highlands Ranch Aquatics in Colorado, and she’s now in her senior year at Valor Christian High School. Brockman, on the other hand, will be staying in state after he graduates from St. Xavier High School. He currently swims club with the Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA team.
Hoehn’s best event is arguably the 100 fly, but she’s also good across the sprint free and back events. Last season, she swam a personal best 58.41 in the 100 back at the 2016 Jeffco League Championships. She also established herself as the 100 fly champion at that meet.
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Hoehn has the potential to be an immediate scorer for the RedHawks at the Mid American Conference Championships. Her current best time in the 100 fly would’ve been about a half second shy of scoring range.
Brockman is a breaststroke specialist, so his biggest contributions will likely come in the 100 and 200 breast. Aside from that, his 3rd event option may be the 200 IM or one of the middle distance freestyle races.
Last season, Brockman was the 5th place finisher in the 100 breast at the Ohio State Championships. There, he clocked his personal best 57.40. His success continued into the long course season at the YMCA Long Course Nationals this summer. At that meet, he was the bronze medalist in the 200 breast and placed 4th in the 100 breast.
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Brockman should be a factor at the MAC Championships right away, as he’s already fast enough to score in both breaststrokes. At Miami, he’ll be training with Hutch Blackstone, an MAC Championship finalist in the 100 breast.