OXFORD, Ohio—Behind three individual wins and a relay win, Miami’s women’s swimming and diving team cruised to victory at the Miami Invitational in the Nixon Aquatic Center.
The RedHawks finished with 2,332 total points after three days of competitive swimming. They defeated Illinois (1,704.5 points), Denison (1,388 points), Emory (1,374.5 points), Cincinnati (856 points), Ball State (711 points), Wright State (454 points) and Urbana (97 points).
Campbell won the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.35, out-touching Emory’s second-place finisher. Campbell also was a member of Miami’s third-place finishing 200 medley relay team including freshman Stephanie LeMire, senior Cynthia Donovan and sophomore Betsy Zilch (1:43.00). Campbell was also the anchor leg of Miami’s first-place finishing 400 freestyle relay team of Campbell, junior Annie Marquiss, Donovan and sophomore Sara Krueger. Their time was 3:23.57, only twelve hundredths of a second before Illinois’ top relay team touched with a time of 3:23.69.
Kluth was victorious in the 200 IM, earning 36 points for the RedHawks with a time of 2:03.89. She also earned 16 points in the 500 freestyle with a thirteenth-place finish (4:59.65).
Szczupakiewicz swam the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:00.64, which earned her a first-place finish. She also contributed 23 points with a ninth-place finish in the 100 butterfly (57.12).
Other notable finishes were turned in by LeMire, who finished second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:15.01.
Junior Stephanie Pearce also had a second-place finish in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:54.08.
The RedHawks have the rest of December off from competition and will return to action on Friday, Jan. 3, in Boca Raton, Florida against James Madison.