BUFFALO, NY—Miami’s men’s swimming and diving team falls to University at Buffalo on the road, 134-166, in their second Mid-American Conference dual meet of the season.
The loss pushes the RedHawks’ overall dual meet record to 4-2 and is their first loss since travelling to Purdue in November.
Junior Joe Baumgartner led the way for the RedHawks, contributing to 26 points, behind first and second-place individual finishes, in addition to his contributions to Miami’s win in the 200 freestyle relay and a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay.
Baumgartner was the first-place finisher in the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.78. His second-place finish came in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.87. He narrowly lost by three-tenths of a second to Buffalo’s swimmer. Miami had the top team in the 200 freestyle relay with Baumgartner, freshman Lucas Brock, sophomore Christopher Dieter and senior Dan Nemeth. They swam a time of 1:23.80.
In the 200 medley relay, the RedHawks finished two and three. The team of sophomore Sean Neri, sophomore Evan Bader, freshman Grant Stafford and Nemeth took second (1:33.65), while the team of sophomore Heshan Unamboowe, freshman Steven Russo, senior Michael Cavanaugh and Baumgartner took third (1:34.91).
The RedHawks also had individual wins from Cavanaugh, Unamboowe and sophomore Michael Nash.
Cavanaugh was victorious in the 200 IM (1:53.72). He also took third in the 200 butterfly (1:52.79).
Unamboowe took first in a narrow 100 backstroke victory. He out-touched Buffalo’s swimmer by three-hundredths of a second with his time of 52.03.
Nash was a first-place finisher in the three-meter diving event with 362.48 points. He also took fourth in the one-meter dive, scoring 249.45 points. Sophomore Cole Fryman took second in the one-meter dive (262.20 points).
Solid individual second-place finishes were turned in by Bader, in the 100 breaststroke (57.67) and 200 breaststroke (2:05.50), Brock, in the 200 freestyle (1:43.14) and Stafford in both the 100 butterfly (51.35) and 200 butterfly (1:51.26).
Miami hosts MAC foe Eastern Michigan at the Nixon Aquatic Center on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m.