OXFORD, Ohio - Individual victories by seven swimmers and two diving wins for Mike Grainger helped Miami get a Mid-American Conference win against Evansville, Friday at the Nixon Aquatic Center.
RedHawks MIKE KLINE, SEAN MINDERLEIN, CHRIS DIETER, JAKE PRODOEHL, ANDERSON WHIPP, IAN JOYCE and EVAN BADER were all victorious in Miami's 125-103 triumph. The RedHawks are now 2-0 in dual meets.
Miami jumped out on top by a score of 15-2 in the opening event, thanks to a first-place time of 1:37.02 in the 200 medley relay. The foursome of Kline, Bader, MICHAEL CAVANAUGH and CHRIS BREGER touched the wall in 1:37.02.
Minderlein sailed to a 17-second victory in the 1000 freestyle, completing his race in a time of 9:53.50. Miami's MAX CAIN placed third.
Miami's Dieter swam the 200 free in 1:43.68, two seconds faster than Evansville's Ashton Bishop. Season best
The men's 50 free was captured by Prodoehl in a clocking of 21.82. Miami's men led at that point by a score of 54-20.
Whipp, a senior, took first in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:57.57. ALEX REINHARDT swam the third-best time.
RedHawk divers captured the first three spots in the one-meter competition. Grainger was less than seven points ahead of runner-up CHRIS HOPPLER, 295.35 to 288.82. Miami freshman MICHAEL NASH placed third. Grainger (306.59), Hoppler (283.05) and Nash (255.59) had the top scores in the three-meter, but all were recorded in exhibition performances.
The men's seventh event was won by Evansville's Alex Seward, just four-one-hundredths of a second faster than Miami's Cavanaugh.
Evansville's Ashton Bishop edged out Dieter of Miami, 46.92 to 47.74, in the 100 free.
Miami's Kline won the 100 backstroke in a time of 54.11. That stretched the RedHawks' scoring lead to 110-58.
The 500 free's best times were swum by Joyce (4:50.44) and Cavanaugh (4:51.85) in exhibition performances.
Miami's Bader, a native of Oxford, swam to a season-best time of 58.60 in the 100 breaststroke, but it was in exhibition.
The RedHawks' "A" team of SAM FLESSNER, ANDY KILKENNY, Breger and Whipp placed second in the final race, the 400 freestyle relay.
"I saw some good eyeball-to eyeball racing today," said men's head coach PETE LINDSAY. "Jake Prodoehl and Davis Staley had good first swims, and Ian Joyce had a nice 500 free. I thought the race in the 100 fly was a good one by Michael Cavanaugh."
"This was a good prep for our test against Purdue tomorrow (2 p.m., Saturday at home). Purdue always tries to match up with us, so it should be an entertaining meet for the fans."