OXFORD, Ohio—Miami’s women’s swimming and diving team is back in the water Thursday, Jan. 9, at 5 p.m. when they host Cincinnati in their first meet of 2014 at the Nixon Aquatic Center.

Following a month off from competition for the holidays, the RedHawks look to extend a five-meet winning streak after winning the Miami Invitational on Dec. 7, defeating Illinois, Denison, Emory, Cincinnati, Ball State, Wright State and Urbana.

A number of RedHawks look to swim well Thursday after excelling throughout the three-day Invitational. Junior Stephanie Pearce, senior Cynthia Donovan, sophomore Sara Krueger, junior Annie Marquiss, sophomore Natalie Rohr, sophomore Aubrey Kluth, sophomore Emma Szczupakiewicz and freshman Elise Campbell all earned first-place finishes over the course of the Invitational.

Kluth won both the 400 IM and the 200 IM. Szczupakiewicz was a two-time winner as well in the 200 butterfly and the 200 backstroke. Donovan, Campbell, Marquiss and Krueger were winners in the 400 freestyle relay, while Donovan, Marquiss, Krueger and Rohr won the 200 medley relay.

Kluth has now won an event in each of the last four meets. Freshman Stephanie LeMire was once again a solid contributor. The Invitational was the first meet all season, she did not win an event. She did earn a second and two third-place finishes though, which accounted for a good portion of the RedHawks’ team points.  

Cincinnati is back in the pool competitively for the first time since the Miami Invitational where the Bearcats finished in fifth-place. Cincinnati is 1-2 in dual meets this season.  

Last season, Miami defeated Cincinnati, 172-128, in Cincinnati, Ohio.