Damon Rosenburg’s 100 Breast NCAA Record Highlights Second Night at Miami Invite

OXFORD, Ohio, December 7. DENISON’S Damon Rosenburg set a new NCAA Division III record in the men’s 100 breast last night to highlight the second night of action at the Miami Invitational, as the Miami women and Denison men extended their leads in the team standings. Rosenburg broke his own record in the 100 breast, clearing the 54.08 he had swam in yesterday’s prelims with a 53.61.

Miami-Ohio Women’s Press Release

A couple first-place finishes by the RedHawks have the women’s swimming and diving team in first-place following the second day of the Miami Invitational at the Nixon Aquatic Center.

The women have 1275 points as a team, followed up by Illinois (960.5), Denison (814), Emory (709), Cincinnati (527), Ball State (343.5), Wright State (275) and Urbana (59).

The relay team of senior Cynthia Donovan, sophomore Sara Krueger, sophomore Natalie Rohr and junior Annie Marquiss began the evening finals session with a win in the 200 freestyle relay and a time of 1:32.87.

Donovan went on to win the 50 freestyle (23.27), just out touching a Denison swimmer and Marquiss (23.44). Donovan also contributed to the 400 medley relay that finished in fifth (3:47.11) with senior Brianna Fujan, freshman Stephanie LeMire, sophomore Betsey Zilch.

Junior Aubrey Kluth was another RedHawk who pulled off a first-place finish with her’s coming in the 400 IM. Sophomore Shannon Ahearn, junior Stephanie Pearce, Fujan, sophomore Katie Blodgett and Kayla Scott finished ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth respectively.

Sophomore Emma Szczupakiewicz took first-place in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:01.43. Freshman Kathleen Dodson was the seventh-place finisher with a time of 2:05.09.

Freshman Elise Campbell finished second in the 100 backstroke (55.51) and placed fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:50.30). Campbell also finished sixth in the 50 free with a time of 23.80.

Other notables include Fujan, who finished fourth in the 100 backstroke (56.22) and LeMire, who took third in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.77).

The Miami Invitational continues Saturday morning, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. with the preliminaries. The finals will then occur Saturday night starting at 6 p.m.

Miami-Ohio Men’s Press Release

Freshman Grant Stafford’s first-place finish in the 200 butterfly finals and other strong performances from his teammates have the RedHawks in second-place after the second day of the Miami Invitational at the Nixon Aquatic Center.

Miami (861 points) trails Denison (1431.5 points) heading into Saturday’s sessions. Wright State (742 points), Emory (723.5 points), Cincinnati (577 points) and Urbana (144 points) make up the rest of the field.

Stafford led the way for the RedHawks with an impressive first-place finish in the 200 butterfly, winning with a time of 1:48.47. Senior Michael Cavanaugh finished sixth with a time of 1:52.12, earning 26 points for the RedHawks. Sophomore Davis Staley (1:54.07) and senior Sean Minderlein (1:55.55) also swam well, earning twelfth and sixteenth finishes respectively.

Stafford also was a member of the fourth-place finishing 400 medley relay team (3:20.14) of sophomore Heshan Unamboowe, sophomore Evan Bader and senior Dan Nemeth.

In addition to his contribution in the 400 medley relay, Bader also turned in a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke. He swam a time of 55.57, but was beat out by Denison’s Damon Rosenburg who set a new pool record with a time of 53.61, breaking the previous mark of 54.03.

Nemeth earned points for Miami in a variety of events, but his best finish was a fourth-place finish in the 50 freestyle (20.61). He was also a member of the fifth-place finishing 200 freestyle relay team including junior Joe Baumgartner, Cavanaugh and freshman Lucas Brock (1:23.55).

Staley was a fifth-place finisher in the 100 backstroke (51.30). Sophomore Sean Neri (51.49), Unamboowe (50.95), sophomore Jake Prodoehl (51.43), senior Sam Flessner (51.84) and senior Mike Kline (51.93) finished eighth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth, respectively.

Another notable performance was turned in by sophomore Chris Dieter who had a fifth-place finish in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:40.84.

The Miami Invitational continues Saturday morning, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. with the preliminaries. The finals will then occur Saturday night starting at 6 p.m.

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