OXFORD, Ohio—On the heels of their third straight win, Miami’s women’s swimming and diving team looks for a fourth Friday, Nov. 8, when the RedHawks travel to Muncie, Ind. to take on Ball State at 6 p.m. in the Lewellen Aquatic Center.
Miami is coming off their third straight win, defeating Xavier, Akron and, most recently, Bowling Green over the last three weeks. The 3-1 (2-0) RedHawks used a balanced team effort to beat the visiting Falcons last week, winning 12 of 16 events and earning the 179-111 win.
No RedHawk won more than one event with freshmen Julia Campbell and Stephanie LeMire, sophomores Katie Blodgett and Aubrey Kluth, juniors Annie Marquiss, Stephanie Pearce and Katie Bootsma and seniors Brianna Fujan, Nicole Wagner and Nikki Craft all winning events.
LeMire has won an individual event in every contest this season with the lone exception being against Xavier when she was a member of a first-place finishing 200 medley relay team. Kluth and Bootsma are RedHawks who have come on strong, winning events in their last three meets.
Ball State is still looking for their first win of the season after a tough loss to Ohio at home to open the season and tough contests on the road with Michigan State and Toledo last week, where they lost 118-182 and 124-171, respectively. Senior Bridgette Ruehl leads the Cardinals, earning two individual wins in the 100 and 200 breaststroke in three consecutive meets.
Ruehl and LeMire hold the two fastest Mid-American Conference times in the 100 breaststroke with Ruehl having the fastest by thirty-one hundredths of a second. LeMire has the second fastest 200 breastroke in the MAC with Ruehl third.
Last season, Miami defeated Ball State, 175-104, in the Nixon Aquatic Center.