The Ohio State women and Tennessee men won the CSCAA National Invitational Championship titles on Saturday, both earning those honors convincingly.
On the 2nd day of the meet, Ohio State’s Kyra Sommerstad won the women’s 400 IM, swimming a new personal best of 4:11.21.
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.
University of Akron senior All American Sarah Watson handily won the 100 IM on Senior Night in her final home meet for the Zips.
The Akron Zips defeated the Miami Redhawks 190-110, the third of three times the Zips have defeated the Redhawks since 2017.
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.
Franklin Community Indiana HS Sectional champion Grace Nuhfer has verbally committed to swim for the University of Akron beginning in the fall of 2021.
Akron won 3 more individual events and another relay today.
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 only women’s event Akron didn’t win was the 1650 free, where Cincinnati’s Rocky Laabs swam a 16:37.96.