The Akron Zips are officially back kn top in the MAC, reclaiming the conference crown after a dominant day 4 performance.
Maier downed the MAC meet and conference records with the performance, shattering the previous mark of 4:11.30 she set last year as a freshman.
Akron got out to the start they wanted in their effort to reclaim the MAC title, winning both relays on night one of the meet last night in Bowling Green.
Buffalo set a program record over the weekend, winning its 12th meet in a row. The team is now 7-0 in the series against Duquesne.
The 2021 Women’s MAC Championships appeared to be heading towards a dramatic finish all weekend, and, oh boy, did it deliver.
The Zips lead Buffalo by an ultra-slim 12 points margin with one day to go, marking the toughest fight Akron has had since they began the win streak in 2014.
Watson posted a 1:56.42 to win the MAC title in the 200 IM for a 3rd-straight year, and pick up Akron’s 5th-straight title in the event.
Akron and Buffalo will have to wait until April for their conference championship meets, but both teams had swimmers swim likely NCAA qualifying times on Saturday.
The Zips head into the final day of the meet holding a 74 point advantage over Buffalo.
Nogaj clocked a 1:19.67 to win the 150 free, splitting 25.47, 27.65, and 26.55 respectively.
The University at Buffalo swimming and diving team captured their first win of the season Saturday afternoon in a 197-103 win over Ball State.
The Buffalo women opened their 2019-20 campaign on Saturday afternoon as they hosted Cornell and MAC foes Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan.
Behind victories in 11 out of 16 events and 29 finishes in the top three on the day, UNM defeated rival NMSU 176.5-123.5 on Saturday to extend its win streak in the rivalry to seven.
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