CINCINNATI, Ohio - Miami University's women's swimming and diving team used nine first-place finishes, including double wins by diver Nikki Craft and senior Bekka Westrick of Fairfield, to dispatch host Cincinnati at the Keating Aquatics Center Friday night.

The 172-128 RedHawk victory also included a personal-best race by freshman Aubrey Kluth in the 1000 freestyle. Her time of 10:18.80 was just 21/100ths of a second faster than UC's Taylor Myszka. Kluth also placed second in the 200 IM.

Craft, Diver of the Year in the Mid-American Conference last season, took first place on both the one- and three-meter boards.

Westrick won the 50 free and the 100 butterfly in individual races, then teamed up with Maddie Kete, Cincinnati's Cynthia Donovan and West Chester's Ellen Barhorst to win the 400 freestyle relay.

Other Miami winners included Kete in the 100 freestyle, senior Leah Thornton in the 100 backstroke, and Nicole Wagner in the 100 breaststroke.

"We had our ups and downs tonight, which is expected after not competing for a month-and-a-half," said RedHawk coach Dave Jennings. "Bekka (Westrick), Nikki (Craft) and Aubrey (Kluth) all performed especially well for us."

Miami returns to action next week at home, swimming against Akron on Friday and versus Buffalo on Sunday.

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