OXFORD, Ohio—Men’s swimming and diving hosts Cincinnati on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Nixon Aquatic Center starting at 5 p.m. in their first meet of 2014.

The RedHawks are coming off an extended break from competition, with their last meet coming Dec. 5-7 during the Miami Invitational. Miami swam well, finishing second behind Denison. The RedHawks finished better than Wright State, Emory, Cincinnati and Urbana.

The overall performance was a great team effort, highlighted by freshman Grant Stafford and sophomore Evan Bader. Stafford was the only first-place finisher for the RedHawks with his win in the 200 butterfly. Stafford has been a strong contributor in his freshman season winning an event in every meet.

Bader earned two second-place finishes for the RedHawks during the Invitational in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 breaststroke. He also was a factor in Miami’s fourth-place finishing 400 medley relay team and the fourth-place finishing 200 medley relay team. The Invitational was the first competition that Bader did not win an event in all season.

Cincinnati hasn’t swam competitively since the Miami Invitational as well. The Bearcats finished in fifth-place. Cincinnati is 1-2 in dual meets this season.  

When these teams met last season, the RedHawks defeated the Bearcats, 159-133, in Cincinnati, Ohio.