OXFORD, Ohio—Miami swimmers competed on the first day of the Tim Myers Ohio Senior Championships at the Nixon Aquatic Center. Competitors from both the men’s and women’s teams are taking part in the weekend-long competition.
For the women, sophomore Elizabeth Zilch and sophomore Gabrielle Veri took second and third in the 100 butterfly with times of 56.27 and 56.82, respectively. Sophomore Stephanie Nemeth took sixth-place (57.28) and freshman Brittany Dudzinski took eighth (57.71).
In the 500 freestyle, junior Whitney Mitchell finished fourth with a time of 4:58.52, while sophomore Katherine Blodgett took fifth (5:00.81). Sophomore Shannon Ahearn (5:01.69), freshman Julia Campbell (5:02.06) and sophomore Cristina Favia (5:07.91) took sixth, seventh and ninth, respectively.
Veri took ninth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.34.
In the 200 IM, freshman Claire Mongenas took fourth-place (2:04.15). Zilch (2:07.17), Ahearn (2:07.18) and Nemeth took seventh, eighth and ninth.
Mongenas would then add a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke with her time of 1:03.18. Junior Gabbie Pettinichi finished a couple seconds later in fifth-place with a time of 1:05.29.
Campbell, Zilch, Blodgett and Mitchell swam the 800 freestyle relay, earning a second-place finish and a time of 7:33.09.
Top-ten finishes for the Miami’s men’s swimming and diving team were turned in by freshmen Maximilian Jelen and Jared Higdon in the 100 butterfly. Jelen finished with a time 51.10, while Higdon swam 52.29.
Freshman Bryan McNamara took fourth with a time of 4:32.89 in the 500 freestyle.
Day two begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the Nixon Aquatic Center.