OXFORD, Ohio, November 30. AFTER the second day of competition at the 14th annual Miami Invitational, the RedHawks are sitting in fourth place, only 232 points behind the leaders Denison.
Miami junior Chris Heaton took first place in the 1-meter diving event, finishing with a score of 329.70, adding 36 points for the RedHawks.
Senior Paul Ricard finished the 200-yard butterfly event in 1:52.28, good for fifth place. Ricard has now earned 63 points through the first two days of the Invitational.
Senior Ryan McHugh and sophomore Dave Brown took sixth place and seventh place, respectively, in the 50-yard freestyle with times of 20.78 and 20.81, less than .60 seconds behind the race winner, Josh Schneider (Cincinnati, 20.25). McHugh and Brown earned 51 points for the team with their finishes.
For the women, Miami sophomore Karen Frazier set a new pool, school and MAC all-time record for fastest time in the 100-yard breaststroke as the RedHawks finished day two of the Miami Invitational leading the field of 16. Frazier was able to finish the race in 1:02.19, just under a full second faster than Jodi Navta of Michigan finished the race in 1996. MU has earned 952 points through 20 events.
Junior Allison Stevens set a new varsity record for the 200-yard freestyle event, finishing the race in 1:49.94. Stevens also took second place in the 200-yard butterfly, with a time of 2:06.18.
The 400-yard medley relay team of juniors Allison Stevens, Malarie Schmidt, sophomore Karen Frazier and freshman Nicole Roddenbery took first place, gaining 72 points for the team.
Frazier had more success later in the day, as she finished the 400-yard individual medley in first place with a time of 4:25.26.
Juniors Melissa Roemmele (2nd), Alex Enriquez (3rd), Erin Jones (8th), and sophomores Rachel Smith (4th), and Kelsey Anagnos (5th) all finished in the top-10 for the 3-meter diving event, earning 138 points combined for the team.
Special thanks to Miami University for contributing this report.