Dates and Times: Dec. 5 (6 p.m.); Dec. 6 (9 a.m. & 6 p.m.); Dec. 7 (9 a.m. & 6 p.m.)
Ticket Prices: $5 for adults and heat sheets can be purchased for $1 each.
Live Stats: Follow Thu., Fri. and Sat. action here.
OXFORD, Ohio—Miami’s women’s swimming and diving team is back in the pool Thursday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 7 as they host the 20th Annual Miami Invitational facing off against Illinois, Cincinnati, Denison, Ball State, Wright State, Emory and Urbana in the Nixon Aquatic Center. The invitational begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5.
The RedHawks look to stay hot coming into the invitational at 4-1 on the season and 3-0 in the Mid-American Conference. Miami has won their last four meets with their most recent coming against Ball State on Nov. 8 where they defeated the Cardinals 173-125.
Freshman Elise Campbell, sophomore Aubrey Kluth and senior Nikki Craft led the way for the RedHawks in that one, winning two individual events a piece. Campbell earned 24 points over the course of the meet earning a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay and a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay in addition to her two wins coming in the 100 backstroke and the 100 freestyle.
Kluth placed first in the 1000 freestyle and also won the 200 IM. Kluth has won an individual event in four straight meets, with the only exception being Miami’s first contest against Purdue in mid-October where she had a second-place finish in the 200 IM in the RedHawks’ only loss.
Other notable swimmers for the RedHawks this season are junior Katie Bootsma and freshman Stephanie LeMire. Bootsma, like Kluth, has won an event in four straight meets. LeMire had two second-place finishes and contributed to a relay win against Ball State. She has a first-place finish in every meet this season.
Meet the Competition
Illinois: The Fighting Illini are coming off their second-straight win after defeating Kansas 186-114 on Nov. 9. They are 5-2 overall on the season and have won four of their last five contests. Over that stretch, Illinois defeated Kansas, Illinois State, Michigan State and Liberty with their only loss coming to Oakland on the road.
Cincinnati: The Bearcats are 1-2 on the season, with their most recent dual meets being losses to Virginia Tech and Western Kentucky on Nov. 2 and Nov. 9, respectively. Cincinnati recently swam in the Pittsburgh Invitational on Nov. 22 through Nov. 24 where they finished second.
Denison: The Denison Big Red are 3-3 in dual meets this season with tough losses to Toledo, Ohio State and Virginia Tech. Denison is coming off a win against Kenyon, 164-126, on Nov. 2. The Big Red are the second-ranked Division III women’s team in the country according to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Ball State: The Cardinals are 0-4 in dual meets this season with their last one being a 125-173 defeat to the RedHawks. Nov. 22 and Nov. 23, Ball State hosted the Doug Coers Invitational where they placed first.
Wright State: The Raiders are 4-6 with their last meet on Nov. 9 against IUPUI where they fell, 137-161. Wright State has lost their last four meets after starting the season 4-2.
Emory: The Eagles are 2-2 in dual meets this season. Their last dual meet was Nov. 15 against Georgia where they were defeated 97-130. Most recently, Emory finished first out of three teams in the Emory Diving Invitational on Nov. 23. The Eagles are the first-ranked Division III women’s team in the country according to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
Urbana: The Blue Knights are currently 5-7. Their last competition was at the Ohio Wesleyan University’s Corbiere/Marion Invitational where they finished fourth of five teams.
ORDER OF EVENTS
Session 1 – 2:00 p.m. – Thursday, 12/5
Women/Men Platform Diving
Session 2 – 6:00 p.m. – Thursday, 12/5
Women 800 Free Relay
Men 1650 Free
Women 1650 Free
Men 800 Free Relay
Session 3 – 9:00 a.m. – Friday, 12/6
Women/Men 200 Fly Prelims
Women/Men 200 Free Prelims
Women/Men 100 Breast Prelims
Women/Men 100 Back Prelims
Women/Men 400 IM Prelims
Women/Men 50 Free Prelims
Session 5 – 2:00 p.m. – Friday, 12/6
Women 3 mtr Diving Prelims
Men 1 mtr Diving Prelims
Session 6 – 6:00 p.m. – Friday, 12/6
Women/Men 200 Free Relay
Women/Men 200 Fly Finals
Women/Men 200 Free Finals
Women/Men 100 Breast Finals
Women/Men 100 Back Finals
Women/Men 400 IM Finals
Women/Men 50 Free Finals
Women/Men 400 Medley Relay
Session 7 – 7:30 p.m. – Friday, 12/6
Women 3 mtr Diving Finals
Men 1 mtr Diving Finals
Session 8 – 9:00 a.m. – Saturday, 12/7
Women/Men 200 Back Prelims
Women/Men 500 Free Prelims
Women/Men 100 Fly Prelims
Women/Men 200 Breast Prelims
Women/Men 100 Free Prelims
Women/Men 200 IM Prelims
Session 10 – 2:00 p.m. – Saturday, 12/7
Men 3 mtr Diving Prelims
Women 1 mtr Diving Prelims
Session 11 – 6:00 p.m. – Saturday, 12/7
Women/Men 200 Medley Relay
Women/Men 200 Back Finals
Women/Men 500 Free Finals
Women/Men 100 Fly Finals
Women/Men 200 Breast Finals
Women/Men 100 Free Finals
Women/Men 200 IM Finals
Women/Men 400 Free Relay
Session 12 – 7:30 p.m. – Saturday, 12/7
Women 1 mtr Diving Finals
Men 3 mtr Diving Finals