GENEVA, Ohio—Miami still trails Akron at the women’s swimming and diving Mid-American Conference Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. One day remains in the RedHawks' search for their second consecutive MAC Championship.
After two days of competition, Akron leads with 378 team points. Miami is currently second with 332 points and Bowling Green trails closely behind the RedHawks with 324 points. Buffalo (299 points), Eastern Michigan (291 points), Ball State (241 points), Ohio (240 points) and Toledo (234 points) round out the team rankings thus far.
Solid performances from sophomore Aubrey Kluth, freshman Elise Campbell, senior Nicole Wagner, freshman Stephanie LeMire and senior Brianna Fujan helped the RedHawks hold second-place heading into the final day of the meet.
Kluth’s third-place finish in the 400 IM was Miami’s best individual finish on the day, earning 17 points. She had a time of 4:21.71.
Campbell took fifth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.19. Junior Courtney Collett finished eleventh overall with a time of 1:50.69. Caitlin Fujan finished fifteenth overall with a time of 1:51.94.
“I think we, overall, had a great day,” said head coach Mark Davis, “I was really happy with our swimmers. Nicole Wagner had a great swim. It was a senior really stepping up and showing how to do it.”
Wagner and LeMire each qualified for the evening’s 100 breaststroke Championship Final and took fourth and sixth, respectively. Wagner finished with a time of 1:02.35 while LeMire finished with a time of 1:02.45. Senior Michaela Scott took twelfth overall with a time of 1:03.91.
Brianna Fujan took eighth in the Championship Final of the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.82, earning the RedHawks 11 points. Junior Katie Bootsma and Campbell also earned points for the RedHawks in the 100 backstroke taking first and second in the Consolation Final (ninth and tenth overall). Bootsma had a time of 55.68. Campbell finished with a time of 55.90.
The MAC Championships wrap-up tomorrow at the SPIRE Institute with preliminary events beginning at 11 a.m. followed by the finals in the evening beginning at 7 p.m. An awards ceremony concludes the meet.