Miami-OH Men Break Three School Records on Day 1 of MAC Championships

2019 Men’s Mid-American Conference Championships

Miami University swept both of the contested relays of the first session, the 800 free and 200 medley relays, en route to two new school records and a new conference record. The Redhawks currently lead the team standings heading into day two.

Notably absent from this meet is Eastern Michigan University – who won 3 of the last 4 conference championships – due to the fact that their men’s swimming program was cut after the completion of the last season.

Team Standings After Day One:

  1. Miami (OH) – 80
  2. Missouri State – 68
  3. Southern Illinois – 64
  4. Evansville – 60
  5. Ball State – 56

Redhawk teammates Jacob Peloquin (22.26), Noah Barr (23.86), Iago Moussalem (20.39) and Nick Ward (19.48) combined to secure the win in the 200 medley relay with a final time of 1:25.99 – a new school record. Following closely behind them was Missouri State’s squad of Jake Schultz (22.40), Blair Bish (23.58), Artur Osvath (20.74) and Samuel Senn (19.45) to finish at 1:26.17.

In the 800 free relay, Miami again emerged victorious. The Redhawk quartet of Diego Valentim (1:38.56), Gordon Wheeler (1:36.75), James Wray (1:37.56) and Moussalem (1:38.45) clocked in at 6:31.32. That time narrowly cleared the Miami varsity record of 6:31.58 set at last year’s conference meet.

Finishing second in the event was Missouri State’s relay at 6:34.60, composed of Mohamed Abdelbaky (1:39.96), Pawel Krawczyk (1:35.98), Osvath (1:39.03) and Kevin Douglas (1:39.63).

During tonight’s time trial session, Miami sophomore Kayky Mota established a new conference and school record in the 100 fly with a time of 45.99. Mota’s previous best in the event was a 46.65 swam in a time trial at Miami’s mid-season invite, which was also the previous conference record.

Tomorrow’s session will feature the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and the 1m diving event. Finals begin at 6:30 pm EST and will be streamed live here.

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4 years ago


4 years ago

Odd to have the MAC meet from Monday to Thursday

JP input is too short
4 years ago

There is a special place in you-know-where for meets that don’t post their results with splits. Good job finding them, Eamonn.

Reply to  JP input is too short
4 years ago

Looks like they are up on Meet Mobile. 2019 Men’s MAC Championships. Live Results still shows the December meet.

JP input is too short
Reply to  Greg
4 years ago

Bah, I don’t have Meet Mobile. I won’t pay for live swimming results just on principle 😛

4 years ago

Excuse me. Missouri State is the defending champions

4 years ago

Wish EMU were there.