AKRON, Ohio--Twelve first-place finishes propelled the RedHawks women’s swimming and diving team to their first win in Mid-American Conference competition on the road at Akron, winning, 187.5-109.5.

Miami won 12 of 16 events and placed second in each of the other four events.

Freshman Stephanie LeMire, sophomore Aubrey Kluth and junior Katie Bootsma turned in great performances as they accounted for six of the 12 wins amongst themselves.

LeMire helped kick off the meet in the 200 medley relay with senior Brianna Fujan, sophomore Emma Szczupakiewicz and senior Cynthia Donovan in the 200 medley relay where they finished second (1:46.56). LeMire then took first-place the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.11 and took first in the 200 breast (2:22.42).

Kluth, sophomore Shannon Ahearn and junior Stephanie Pearce dominated early on as they took one, two and three, respectively, in the 1000 free, with Pearce finishing nearly 18 seconds before the fourth-place finisher. Kluth finished with a time of 10:25.65. Ahearn and Pearce finished with times of 10:32.83 and 10:35.49. Kluth also went on to win a close heat, finishing 0.13 seconds before Akron’s second-place finisher in the 200 IM. Kluth swam a 2:06.70 time.

Bootsma won the 100 back (57.48) and the 200 back (2:04.85).

A number of other RedHawks earned points contributing to Miami's 187.5-109.5 win. 

Sophomore Katie Blodgett finished first in the 200 fly with a time of 2:05.52 and placed third in the 200 IM (2:10.29). Sophomore Sara Krueger won the 100 free (52.69) and placed fourth in the 50 free (24.26).

Senior diver Nikki Craft won the one-meter diving event with 263.18 points, ahead of second-place finisher, freshman Jenna Karrow (249.67 points). Craft also finished second in the three-meter dive with 281.78 points, just ahead of RedHawk freshman diver Taylor LeCount (239.92 points).

Donovan was a first-place finisher in the 50 free (23.74). Freshman Julia Campbell finished first in the 200 free (1:53.90) ahead of juniors Whitney Mitchell (1:55.55) and C.C. Fujan (1:55.62). C.C. Fujan won the 500 free with a time of 5:07.26. Mitchell and Pearce finished second (5:09.55) and third (5:09.68) in the 500 free, respectively.

A number of RedHawks turned in second-place finishes including Szczupakiewicz in the 200 fly (2:06.44), sophomore Natalie Rohr in the 200 free relay with Brianna Fujan, C.C. Fujan and freshman Claire Mongenas (1:39.46) and freshman Kathleen Dodson in the 100 fly (57.85).

The RedHawks return to action Friday, Nov. 1, against Bowling Green at home in the Nixon Aquatic Center.