WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.—Miami’s swimming and diving team was defeated by Purdue, 145.5-151.5, in the Boilermaker Aquatic Center, resulting in the men’s first loss of the 2013-14 season.
The RedHawks won seven of 16 events, led by sophomore Evan Bader, freshman Grant Stafford and senior Joe Baumgartner, who won two events each. Sophomore Heshan Unamboowe also earned first-place points for the RedHawks in the 200 IM (1:57.47).
Bader won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 57.45 and was first-place in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:06.89. He also was credited with a second-place finish in the 200 IM at 1:59.32 and a third-place finish with freshman Max Jelen, senior Dan Nemeth and Stafford in the 200 medley relay (1:34.40).
Stafford was the fastest in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:51.62. He also won the 500 freestyle, swimming a time of 4:42.91, two seconds before Purdue’s second-place finisher.
Baumgartner was a winner of the 100 freestyle (46.50) and was a member of the first-place finishing freestyle relay team with senior Michael Cavanaugh, sophomore Jake Prodoehl and Nemeth that finished with a time of 1:24.48. Baumgartner also placed third in the 50 freestyle at 21.12.
Other solid performances were turned in by sophomore Christopher Dieter and Cavanaugh. Dieter finished second in the 200 freestyle (1:42.50) and third in the 500 freestyle (4:44.55). Cavanaugh was a second-place finisher in the 100 butterfly (50.97) and third in the 200 butterfly (1:53.11).
The RedHawks return to action on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. for the Miami Invitational held in the Nixon Aquatic Center.