CINCINNATI, Ohio - For the second year in a row, Miami University's men's swimming and diving team defeated the University of Cincinnati, winning a narrow 159-133 decision Friday night at UC's Keating Aquatics Center.

Miami's heroes included senior diver Mike Grainger from Cincinnati's Indian Hill High School, Oxford freshman breaststroker Evan Bader, senior distance freestyler Alex Reinhardt and sophomore freestyle sprinter Joe Baumgartner.

"I was pleased that we swam aggressive races, especially by our upper classmen," said RedHawk coach Pete Lindsay. "Needless to say, it's always nice to beat UC."

Miami won seven of the first eight events, building up a lead that was never overtaken. The RedHawk men narrowly won the first event as Davis Staley, Anderson Whipp, Michael Cavanaugh and Baumgartner teamed up for a victory in the 400 medley relay.

Among the RedHawks' double winners were Grainger (one-meter and three-meter diving), Baumgartner (50 and 100 freestyles) and Reinhardt (500 and 100 freestyles). Andy Kilkenny had the evening's top times in both the 200 freestyle and the 200 IM.

Miami's single-event winners included Cavanaugh in the 100 butterfly, Staley in the 200 fly, Whipp in the 100 breaststroke and Bader in the 200 breast.

The RedHawks improved their dual-meet record to 3-2-1. They swim at home against Buffalo next Sunday.

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