NEWBURGH, Ind.—Miami’s men’s swimming and diving team defeated Evansville in their first road meet of 2014 at Castle High School in Newburgh, Ind., 171-112, earning their fourth win of the season.
The RedHawks were led by two individual wins from freshman Grant Stafford en route to winning 11 of 16 events.
Stafford was a winner in the 1000 freestyle and the 500 freestyle. He won the 1000 freestyle by nearly 20 seconds, finishing with a time of 9:52.64. He edged out freshman Lucas Brock, who swam a time of 4:53.43, by six seconds (4:47.22) in the 500 freestyle.
Junior Joe Baumgartner, junior Sam Crockett, junior Andrew Kilkenny, sophomore Christopher Dieter, sophomore Jacob Prodoehl, freshman Matthew Rigali and sophomore Cole Fryman each earned individual wins for the RedHawks.
Baumgartner won the 100 freestyle with a time of 46.72. He also placed second in the 100 backstroke (55.30).
Crockett earned a win in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:47.31. Sophomore Evan Bader finished second at 1:48.97. Crockett also had a third-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.90). Rigali took first in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:09.69.
Kilkenny swam a time of 59.81 in the 100 breaststroke, earning the RedHawks nine points.
Dieter beat out Rigali (2:00.60) in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:59.48.
Prodoehl won the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:55.61. Dieter finished third in the 200 backstroke (1:57.74).
Fryman was victorious in the one-meter diving event with a score of 190.14 points.
The men’s swimming and diving team travels to Buffalo, N.Y. Saturday, Jan. 25, for a Mid-American Conference meet against the Bulls at 1 p.m.