BUFFALO, N.Y.—Miami’s men’s swimming and diving holds fourth-place at the Mid-American Championships following Day Two at the Alumni Arena Natatorium in Buffalo, N.Y.
Missouri State leads the MAC schools with 549 team points followed by Buffalo (431 points) and Eastern Michigan (430 points) who are neck-in-neck for second and third, respectively. Miami’s 335 points are good for fourth with Southern Illinois (276 points), Ball State (117 points) and Evansville (113 points) round out the field.
The RedHawks began the meet with a fifth-place finish in the 200 medley relay, posting a time of 1:29.98. Sophomore Davis Staley, sophomore Evan Bader, freshman Grant Stafford and senior Dan Nemeth comprised the fifth-place team.
Stafford led the RedHawks in the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.58, which was good enough to win the “B” Final and earn a ninth-place overall.
Freshman Lucas Brock swam to a fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:38.24. Sophomore Christopher Dieter finished fifth with a time of 1:38.50. Finishing tenth overall was junior Joe Baumgartner with a 1:39.60 time. Nemeth took thirteenth (1:40.53).
Bader swam a 55.26 time in the 100 breaststroke. He finished in fifth-place. Freshman Steve Russo (56.97) and freshman Matthew Rigali (57.08) finished in twelfth and thirteenth, respectively.
In the 100 backstroke, Staley led the RedHawks with a fourth-place finish and a time of 48.96. Sophomore Jacob Prodoehl took ninth (49.38). Freshman Jack Strauss was tenth (49.78). Senior Sam Flessner finished twelfth with a time of 50.61 and sophomore Heshan Unamboowe was thirteenth at 50.67.
Brock, Baumgartner, Nemeth and Dieter swam to a fifth-place finish in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 6:40.09.
The MAC Championships will conclude tomorrow with preliminary events taking place in the morning starting at 11 a.m., followed by the finals in the evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the Alumni Arena Natatorium.
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