Miami freshman Nicole Maier hit a 4:39.96 in the 500 free at MACs, a time that would have placed her 7th and made her the highest-finishing freshman at NCAAs.
In all, 7 swimmers from last weekend’s conference meets swam under the invite times from this year.
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.
At the second meet of Ball State’s weekend, Alex Bader hit a lifetime best in the 100 breast to become the second-fastest in the team’s history.
She also won the 200 free by 3 seconds, clocking a 1:48.66, splitting 27.37, 27.75, and 27.83 respectively on the final 3 50s.