For the ninth time in the last ten years, the Akron women came away from the Mid-American Championships with the conference title.
Already a conference record holder in multiple events, Maier added more to her collection as she won the 200 IM in 1:56.04.
Maddy Gatrall was a part of both of Akron’s winning relays on the first night of competition as the Zips look to repeat as the Mid-American Champions.
On Sunday, Penn’s Matt Fallon, a 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials finalist, swam a 1:50.28 in the 200 breast. That is the fastest time in the NCAA so far this season.
With one day of racing remaining at the 2022 Zippy Invite, the Akron women and and Penn men continue to lead the team scores.
Oakland’s Susan LaGrand took down the program record in the 200 IM in a 1:57.33, while the men broke the 400 medley relay record with a 3:09.70.
King’s time was a best time by almost two seconds and now puts her at #38 in the 13-14 age group in the event all-time.
Akron has begun to pull away from Buffalo as we head into day 3 of the 2022 MAC Championships.
Akron senior Sarah Watson will help the Zips in their pursuit of reclaiming the MAC title after falling seven points shy in 2021 to Buffalo.
Akron won 14 of 16 events on Friday against in-state opponent Toledo. The meet also served as Toledo’s senior celebration.
Hosts Akron are currently leading the women’s standings by a comfortable margin, while Penn has established a huge early lead in the men’s meet.
The Akron Zips defeated the Miami Redhawks 190-110, the third of three times the Zips have defeated the Redhawks since 2017.
Akron and Canadian native Sarah Watson smashed her 50 fly personal best to swim 26.98 while 16-year-old Jonathan Marshall of FAST hit 55.58 in the 100 back.
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.