By Melissa Maykut
OXFORD, Ohio - Five Miami University swimmers kept themselves busy at the Tim Myers Ohio Senior Championships Mar. 1-3, some competing in five or more events throughout the three-day contest hosted by Miami at the Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center.
The RedHawks earned a couple of personal-best times, and won the 200-yard medley relay at the senior meet.
Freshman Tyler Simonton swam the lead-off leg for the victorious 200 medley relay, followed by sophomores Michael Heavilon and Chris Breger. Sophomore Sam Reeder clinched the relay for Miami in his final leg, hitting the wall with the winning time of 1:33.84.
The RedHawks earned top times in three other relays, including the 200 freestyle relay where Breger, Reeder, Simonton, and Heavilon finished runner-up in 1:25.36.
Heavilon, junior Maxwell Cain, Simonton, and Reeder took third in the 800 free relay, and the RedHawks placed fourth in the 400 free relay.
Miami also had some top individual races.
Cain took third in the 200 butterfly final, while Heavilon finished fifth in the event. Heavilon also placed fifth in the 100 fly where he swam a personal-best 50.83 in the final. The sophomore also competed inthe 100 backstroke, the 100 free, and the 200 IM.
Breger, who competed in the 100 and 200 fly contests, the 50 and 100 free, and the 100 back, finished ninth in the 100 fly with a season-best 51.08 in the final.
Simonton finished fourth in the 100 back with a time of 51.18, then took sixth in the 200 back in 1:52.50. Simonton competed in two more individual event finals, including the 100 fly and 100 free.