Miami (Ohio) Dominates Xavier, Celebrates Seniors in Saturday Dual

Xavier at Miami (Ohio)

  • Feb. 2, 2019
  • Men: Miami (Ohio) def. Xavier 239-55
  • Women: Miami (Ohio) def. Xavier 234-56
  • Results

Courtesy: Miami (Ohio) Athletics

OXFORD, Ohio – The Miami University swimming and diving program dominated start to finish in a dual meet versus Xavier on Saturday afternoon on Senior Day. The women won 234-56, while the men captured a 239-55 victory over the Musketeers.  The divers competed in an intrasquad meet.

Both the Miami men and women finished first in the 400 medley relay. The winning women’s teams was made up of Izzy Herb, Hannah Fuchs. Kayleigh Cannon and Camila Lins Mello while James Wray, Noah Barr, Kayky Mota and Diego Valentim swam on the winning men’s team.

Miami was strong in distance, with all RedHawk swimmers finishing before Xavier swimmers on the women’s side and the men’s side of the 1000 free. Bia Dizotti and Emma Bradley were the two-fastest among the women. Brandon Crist, Austin Theobald and James McGuire finished first, second and third, respectively, for the men. In the 500 free, Duda Seifer, Molly Zilch, Bradley and Claire Doerr finished with the four-fastest women’s times. Crist won the 500 free for the men with Gordon Wheeler and Theobald finishing second and third, respectively.

Middle-distance free was strong for the RedHawks as well. Lins Mello, Seifer and Zilch were the first three women to touch the wall in the 200 free while Iago Moussalem, Valentim and Nick Ward were the first three men to touch the wall.

Sprint free was no different as Miami continued to dominate in freestyle. In the 50 free, Nic Wamsley, Ward and Chase Bettner were the top-three men’s swimmers and Lins Mello and Ella Moynihan were the top-two women’s swimmers. Lins Mello won her third freestyle event of the meet in the 100 free as Moynihan again finished second. Wamsley also won the 100 free, followed by Valentim in second and Ben Chatwin in third.

The 200 fly saw the Miami men in the top-three spots and the Miami women with the top-two times. Mota, Spencer Klinsky and Ryan Sego finished first, second and third, respectively for the men while Cannon and Herb were the quickest on the women’s side. In the 100 fly, Cannon, Abby Stone and Allison Pierce finished with the three-fastest women’s times while Moussalem won the men’s competition.

The Miami women had another 1-2-3 finish in the 100 breast with Fuchs, Anna Martin and Anna Justinak finishing before any Xavier swimmers. In the 200 breast, the Miami women finished with the four-fastest times. Martin won, followed by Bryanna Renuart, Bri Alexander and Carolyn Jungers in second, third and fourth, respectively. Barr swept the breaststroke competition for the men. Blake Brockman and Sam Curran finished second and third, respectively, in the 200 breast.

Jake Precious and Wray beat out all the competition in the 100 back, finishing first and second, respectively. In the 200 back, Wray and Precious were once again in the top-two spots, with Wray getting the win. Herb won the 200 back for the women. Stone had the fastest Miami women’s time in the 100 back, good for second place.

In the 400 IM, Miami had the top-three times in both the men’s and women’s competition. Mota won the 400 IM for the men, followed by McGuire and Sego in second and third, respectively. Fuchs won the 400 IM for the women, followed by Alexandra Spaczay and Dizotti in second and third, respectively.

The RedHawks wrapped up the day with two more relay wins. The senior women’s relay team of Pierce, Peyton Mosbaugh, Stone and Moynihan won the 400 free relay. Seifer, Herb, Justinak and Zilch finished second for the women. Ward, Valentim, Wamsley and Moussalem won the 400 free relay for the men.

Both the men and women have the week off from competition.

Courtesy: Xavier Athletics

OXFORD, Ohio – Xavier swimming closed out the dual portion of its schedule at Miami (Ohio) on Saturday afternoon. The Musketeers combined for 15 top-three finishes, including an win in the 100 back for Caroline Gaertner, in the final meet before the BIG EAST Championships.



  • Sam Johanns, Matthew Dyer, Brandon Abboud and Christian Thomas opened the meet with a time of 3:24.48 in the 400 medley relay to place second.
  • Nick Mahoney‘s time of 9:49.76 led Xavier in the 1000 free, placing fourth.
  • Jared Ritz‘ time of 1:43.47 led Xavier in the 200 free, finishing fourth. Brandon Abboud touched just behind him with a season-best time of 1:44.92.
  • Sam Johanns led Xavier with a third place finish in the 100 back, with a time of 51.22.
  • Matthew Dyer’s time of 58.19 led Xavier and was good for second place in the 100 breast.
  • Landon Clark led Xavier in the 200 fly with a time of 1:57.03 to place fourth.
  • Christian Thomas led Xavier with a fourth place finish in the 50 free with a time of 21.43.
  • Sam Johanns led Xavier again, in the 100 free, with a time of 47.16 to place fourth. Enrique Hernandez touched just behind him in fifth.
  • Chase Baldwin placed third in the 200 back with a time of 1:54.39.
  • Matthew Dyer’s time of 2:08.60 in the 200 breast led the Musketeers and placed fourth.
  • Cothalee Watko used a season-best time of 4:44.94 to lead Xavier in the 500 free, placing fourth.
  • Brandon Abboud scored in second place in the 100 fly with a time of 50.82.
  • Chase Baldwin set a time of 4:16.81 in the 400 IM to take fourth.
  • Jared Ritz, Sam Johanns, Enrique Hernandez and Brandon Abboud touched the wall in 3:06.00 in the 400 free to take second. Ben Quon, Alex Sironen, Matthew Geraghty and Matthew Dyer finished third.
  • Xavier’s men fell, 239-55.

Xavier takes a break from outside competition leading up to the 2019 BIG EAST Championships. The conference meet will be held in Long Island, N.Y., running from February 20-23, 2019 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.

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