Night One of MACs Ends with Three Teams Tied for First

2015 Mid-American Conference Championships

  • Wednesday, February 25- Saturday, February 28
  • Ypsilanti, MI- EMU Jones Natatorium
  • Prelims/Finals Wednesday-Friday 11 AM/7 PM, Saturday 11 AM/5 PM (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Championship Central
  • Live Results

The Mid-American Women’s Meet started off in record breaking fashion when Akron University broke the 200 medley relay meet record with their 1:38.59. Ashley Niznik (25.02), Hannah Raspovich (27.02), Erin Seiler (23.90), and Susan Franz (22.62) got their team off to a solid start in their quest to repeat as MAC Champions.

Seven of the eight teams in the final heat went under the pool record of 1:42.78 that was set back in 2005. University at Buffalo’s Megan Burns had an impressive 22.08 closing split for her team. The freshman split .47 seconds faster than anyone else in the field. Burns is seeded first in the 50 free tomorrow (23.11) and will be looking for her first MAC title.

University of Buffalo would then take the second relay of the night. The Bulls set a new pool and school record in the 800 free relay with Spencer Rodriguez (1:47.10), Hannah Miller (1:50.02), Brittney Walters (1:50.93), and Jessica Powers (1:46.77). Miller is the only addition from last year’s group that also finished first. Host School Eastern Michigan finished in second with a 7:15.92. Overall there were six teams in the fastest that went under the pool record from 2001 (7:24.59).

Wednesday’s nights events finished with a three-way tie for first place between UB, EMU, and Akron. Miami University may only be in 7th currently, but they could make up some ground tomorrow with their swimmers holding 4 of the top 6 spots in the 200 IM. It’s still anyone’s meet, though, and it should be interesting to see who steps up tomorrow to break away from the field.

Team Scores

1. UB/Eastern Michigan/Akron 66
4. Bowling Green/Ohio 62
6. Toledo 54
7. Miami (OH) 52
8. Ball State 44

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