OXFORD, Ohio—Miami’s men’s swimming and diving team travels to West Lafayette, Ind. on Friday, Nov. 22, to compete against Purdue in the Boilermaker Aquatic Center, starting at 6 p.m.
The RedHawks remain undefeated on the season having competed against Xavier, winning 130-125, and Cleveland State, winning 174.5-123.5. Miami also swam in a non-scoring relay exhibition on Nov. 9 against Ohio State, which is the RedHawk’s most recent meet.
Sophomore Evan Bader, senior Michael Cavanaugh, freshman Grant Stafford and sophomore Christopher Dieter have swam well for Miami in the early part of the season. Each is looking to continue that success heading into the weekend against the Boilermakers.
Bader, a two-time MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week and one-time MAC Swimmer of the Week for earning 31 points against Cleveland State, has won an event in every competition this season.
Cavanaugh swam particularly well against Ohio State, contributing to three relay wins and another second-place relay finish. He also earned 17 points against Cleveland State with an individual win in the 200 IM and second-place finishes in the 100 and 200 butterfly.
Stafford has been very impressive in his first season as a RedHawk, winning an event in every meet this season. In his performance against Cleveland State, he accounted for 29 points in Miami’s win. He also contributed to three relay wins against the Buckeyes.
Dieter is undefeated in the 200 freestyle this season and swam well against Ohio State, closing out two tight first-place finishes for the RedHawks. He finished just a couple tenths of a second before the Buckeye swimmers in both cases.
The No.21 Boilermakers hosted the November Quad Nov. 8 against Iowa, Northwestern and Ohio State where they defeated Iowa 173-127 and Northwestern 209.5-90.5. They lost to Ohio State 169-131. They most recently competed in the Minnesota Grand Prix from Nov. 14 to Nov. 16 where junior Guillermo Blanco qualified for A finals in four individual events and posted an NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 200 IM.
Last season, Purdue defeated Miami, 192-103, at the Nixon Aquatic Center.