Miami University’s men’s swimming and diving returns to Oxford for its first home meet of 2015 against Buffalo on Friday at noon in the Nixon Aquatic Center.
The RedHawks fell to the University of Cincinnati Bearcats last week, 182-118. The men are currently 2-2 in dual meets this season. Some major point earners last week were junior Sean Neri, junior Davis Staley, and senior Joe Baumgartner.
Neri brought home a first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, turning in a time of 51.93. He also finished third in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:55.79. Neri also contributed to the first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay.
Baumgartner also swam a leg of the 200-yard medley relay as well as the 400-yard freestyle relay, which finished second at Cincinnati. Individually, Baumgartner earned first place in the 50-yard freestyle with his time of 20.73. In the 100-yard freestyle Baumgartner swam a time of 46.25 to finish second. Staley also had a good day with a second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:53.49 and a third-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly, clocking a time of 1:55.86.
Buffalo is coming off a win against Niagara University, 140.5-81.5, on Jan. 10. The men’s team is currently 3-2 in dual meets this season. Last season, Miami fell to the Bulls, 166-134.
Miami University women’s swimming and diving team is back in the pool to host Buffalo in a Mid-American Conference dual meet on Friday, Jan. 16 at noon in the Nixon Aquatic Center.
The RedHawks are competing in their second meet in six days after traveling to Cincinnati and defeating them by a score of 188-111.
Sophomore Stephanie LeMire had another big day against the Bearcats, winning her second MAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week award. She did so with first-place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard medley relay.
Other first-place finishers included freshman Shay Spelman in the 1000-yard freestyle, junior Michele Rielly in the 200-yard backstroke and junior Aubrey Kluth in the 400-yard IM.
Buffalo is a perfect 3-0 in head-to-head meets heading into the meet against Miami, with their latest victory coming against Niagara University on Jan. 10, 147.5-88.5. The Bulls also competed in a tri-meet, where they beat both Michigan State and Army on Nov. 1. Buffalo is led by Andy Bashor, who is now in his eighth season as head coach for the Bulls.
College Swimming news courtesy of Miami University Swimming and Diving.