OXFORD, Ohio--Miami’s women’s swimming and diving team wins their sixth straight meet with a 177-119 win over Cincinnati at the Nixon Aquatic Center.
The RedHawks saw ten of their swimmers and divers take first-place finishes. Senior Nikki Craft and freshman Stephanie LeMire won two individual events each, while senior Cynthia Donovan won the 50 freestyle (23.64) and contributed to a win in the 200 freestyle relay with junior Annie Marquiss and sophomores Natalie Rohr and Sara Krueger.
“It was good to get back into it,” said Coach Mark Davis, “I was really happy with the meet, especially coming off our training trip… we got out and did a great job.”
Highlighting the night were LeMire’s two wins in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.54) and the 200 breaststroke (2:20.04) and Craft’s two wins in the one-meter dive (307.95 points) and the three-meter dive (322.28 points).
Other individual first-place finishes were turned in by sophomore Katie Blodgett in the 200 butterfly (2:07.31), junior Stephanie Pearce in the 1000 freestyle (10:16.35), sophomore Betsey Zilch in the 100 butterfly (57.90) and freshman Brittany Dudzinski, who got her first college win in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.79.
Krueger and Marquiss were particularly busy on the night, with Krueger placing second in the 200 freestyle (1:54.08), third in the 50 freestyle (24.19) and third in the 100 freestyle (52.73), in addition to her contributions to the 200 freestyle relay. Marquiss took two second-place finishes. One in the 50 freestyle (24.09) and and another in the 100 freestyle (52.60). She also swam with Dudzinski, sophomore Emma Szczupakiewicz and senior Nicole Wagner on the 200 medley relay team that placed second.
Wagner also took second place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.11) and the 200 breaststroke (2:23.69).
“Some of the things we’ve been working on are really coming together,” said Davis, “We’re not there yet… we still have some things to work on.”
“Somebody just steps up… it makes it a lot of fun.”
The RedHawks will next compete when they travel to Evansville, Ind. to take on the Purple Aces on Saturday, Jan. 18.