Miami (Ohio) Falls to Eastern Michigan Despite Winning 10 Events

Eastern Michigan vs. Miami (Ohio)

  • Oct. 26, 2019
  • Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • EMU 152-148
  • Results

Courtesy: Eastern Michigan Athletics

YPSILANTI, Mich. ( – The Eastern Michigan University swimming and diving team captured its first dual meet win of the 2019-20 season Saturday, Oct. 26 against Mid-American Conference foe Miami University at Jones Natatorium. Coming down to the last events, the Eagles managed to secure the win, 152-148.

EMU captured six wins and 20 additional top-three finishes over the course of the first home meet.

Eastern Michigan started the afternoon with a win in the 200 medley relay by senior Claire Young (Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich.-Grosse Pointe South), junior Elli Machado (Reading, Pa.-Exeter Township), junior Ali Staver (Bettendorf, Iowa-Pleasant Valley), and senior Amelia Armstrong-Grant (Ypsilanti, Mich.-Saline), who combined for a time of 1:44.81.

Following the strong start, freshman Savanna Mouat (Tecumseh, Ontario-All Saints) and junior Alyssa Shugarman (Oswego, Ill.-Oswego) finished first and second in the 1,000 freestyle with marks of 10:19.95 and 10:23.42, respectively.

Senior Casey Gavigan (East Setauket, N.Y.-Ward Melville), Young, and junior Avrie Stewart (Menominee, Mich.-Menominee) earned two podium sweeps in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke. Gavigan took the top spot in both events with times of 55.88 and 2:01.37. Young finished runner-up in both events with marks of 56.53 and 2:05.16, while Stewart claimed third place in both trials at 57.14 and 2:05.32.

In diving, senior Brielle Johnston (Ottawa, Ontario-Catholique Franco-Quest) earned both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving titles, scoring 270.91 in 1-meter and 252.68 in 3-meter.

The Eagles will take on MAC opponent Ball State in Muncie, Ind. next Saturday, Nov. 2 to continue the fall slate.

Courtesy: Miami (Ohio) Athletics

YPSILANTI, Mich. – The Miami University women’s swimming and diving team fell by just four points to Eastern Michigan on Saturday in a conference dual meet despite winning 10 events on the day.

The first event win of the meet for the RedHawks was in the 200 free. Camila Lins de Mello won the event (1:50.63) while Molly Zilch was the runner up (1:52.89). Lins de Mello also won the 100 free (50.95) while Zilch captured the 500 free (5:02.91).

The RedHawks had the four fastest times in the 200 breast. Fuchs picked up the win (2:18.99) while Anna Martin (2:22.35), Sam Sutton (2:24.38) and Bri Alexander (2:25.38) rounded out the top four.

Lins de Mello earned her third event win of the day in the 200 IM (2:03.61) with Fuchs (2:05.34) and Carolyn Jungers (2:07.88) rounding out the top three.

Miami also took the top two spots in the 100 breast with Sutton getting the event win (1:05.06) and Fuchs touching the wall second (1:05.83).

Kayleigh Cannon swept the fly events, winning the 200 fly (2:02.94) and the 100 fly (56.55).

In the 50 free, Caroline Ehlers had the fastest time (24.07).

Izzy Herb, Ehlers, Ashlyn Underhill and Lins de Mello won the 400 free relay (3:28.42).

Herb, Sutton, Madison Hoehn and Ehlers finished second in the 200 medley relay (1:46.31).

Mackenzie Holtz led the RedHawk divers in the 3-mtr with a runner-up score (233.33). In the 1-mtr dive, ­­­­Holtz had the top Miami score (237.60), finishing fifth.

In the 1000 free, Emma Bradley finished third (10:28.45).

Herb led the RedHawk women in both the 200 back (2:06.61) and the 100 back (58.75), finishing fourth and fifth overall, respectively.

The Miami women host Buffalo in a MAC dual meet next Saturday at 11 a.m.

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