OXFORD, Ohio—Miami’s men’s swimming and diving team was impressive in their relay exhibition against Ohio State at the Nixon Aquatic Center. The RedHawks won six of the nine relay events.
The meet was a non-scoring meet and only featured relays. The RedHawks still swam well behind solid performances from senior Michael Cavanaugh, freshman Grant Stafford, junior Joe Baumgartner, sophomore Evan Bader and sophomore Chris Dieter.
Cavanaugh teamed up with Stafford and freshman Max Jelen to win the 3x100 butterfly relay (2:32.73), kicking off the day. He also contributed to a 3x50 medley relay win with Bader and sophomore Sean Neri (1:13.55). Cavanaugh helped Miami win the 200 freestyle relay with Baumgartner, freshman Jack Strauss and sophomore Jake Prodoehl (1:24.97). Cavanaugh helped Miami to a second-place finish in the 400 medley relay with Bader, junior Andrew Kilkenny and sophomore Heshan Unamboowe (3:34.10).
Stafford, Dieter, Kilkenny and freshman Lucas Brock won the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 6:53.91. Dieter, swimming the last leg of the relay, helped the RedHawks finish twenty-four tenths of a second before Ohio State’s second-place team. Dieter, swimming the last leg of the 400 freestyle relay, edged out Ohio State by thirty-five tenths of a second in Miami’s win.
The men’s swimming and diving team has next week off before returning to action Friday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.