Ohio Visits Oxford Friday for Men's Swimming and Diving Dual Meet
muredhawks.com Griffin Marshall and the RedHawks host Ohio on Friday. Griffin Marshall and the RedHawks host Ohio on Friday.
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Jan. 25, 2005

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Cleveland State Gets by RedHawks: It came down to the last event, but Cleveland State knocked off Miami on Saturday afternoon, 126-117. The meet started well for the Red and White, which took first and third in the 400 Medley Relay competition. But that was Miami's last win until the eighth event of the night, when sophomore Justin Marcy took the 100 Free in 46.72. Junior Andrew O'Neill followed that with a 200 Back win in 1:53.94, and junior Griffin Marshall won three events later in the 200 Breast, finishing in 2:08.77. Heading into the night's final event, Cleveland State led Miami 115-111, giving the RedHawks a chance to win the meet by taking the 400 Free Relay. But Miami finished second and third and came up short by nine points.

Back to the MAC: It's been more than two months since Miami has tangled with a MAC foe, but the RedHawks resume the conference schedule in first place with a 2-0 record. Eastern Michigan, winner of the last five MAC titles, hosts Miami Feb. 5 to close the conference slate. The Eagles are 1-0, while Ball State (1-1), Buffalo (0-2) and Ohio (0-2) round out the conference standings.

Beckoning the Bobcats: Ohio competes for the first time since Jan. 15, when it lost 163-111 to Ohio State. Ohio State swept the swimming events, swimming the last four exhibition, but Ohio's Ricky Wade claimed the one-meter diving competition.

Storylines:
1. Showdown with Eastern Michigan Ahead: The winners of the last 25 Mid-American Conference team titles meet Feb. 5 in Ypsilanti. EMU has won 23 of those titles, and Miami is the only team to keep EMU from having made it a perfect quarter-century, winning in 1997 and 1999.

2. Senior Night in Oxford: The time for Miami's three seniors at the Nixon Aquatic Center is running short, as John Grubb, Peter Donohue and Jason Krasula have their last home meet Friday. However, the three still have the MAC Championship meet in their home pool, Mar. 3-5.