OXFORD, Ohio—Miami’s men’s swimming and diving team defeated Cincinnati, 162-134, at the Nixon Aquatic Center in their first competitive action of 2014.
The RedHawks won 11 of 16 events in an impressive team effort. No RedHawks earned more than one individual win, but junior Joe Baumgartner, senior Dan Nemeth and freshman Grant Stafford each had a relay win in addition to their individual first-place finishes.
Baumgartner was a first-place finisher in the 100 freestyle with a time of 46.02. He also was a second-place finisher behind Nemeth’s time of 20.99 in the 50 freestyle with a 21.22 time of his own. Baumgartner and Nemeth also had a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay (1:24.97) with freshmen Jack Strauss and Lucas Brock.
Nemeth also was a member of Miami’s first-place finishing 200 medley relay team comprised of sophomore Heshan Unamboowe, Stafford and sophomore Evan Bader that finished with a time of 1:34.63.
Stafford continued his streak of winning an event in every meet this season by taking the 200 IM with a time of 1:56.62.
Other top finishers for the RedHawks were senior Michael Cavanaugh in the 200 butterfly (1:52.74), sophomore Chris Dieter in the 200 freestyle (1:42.00), senior Sam Flessner in the 100 backstroke (52.63), sophomore Cole Fryman in the one-meter dive (287.54 points), senior Sean Minderlein in the 1000 freestyle (9:42.12) and freshman Matthew Rigali in the 100 breaststroke (58.68).
Miami returns to action Saturday, Jan. 18, when they travel to Evansville, Ind. to take on the Evansville Purple Aces.