2020 MAC Men’s Swimming Championship Day One: Miami and Missouri Trade Events for a Dead Heat

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It was the first night of the Mid-American Conference Men’s swimming championship in Carbondale Illinois. Miami University (Ohio) is looking for a repeat of their victory last year, while everyone else seeks to steal the title. As is customary, only the 200 Medley relay and the 800 Freestyle relay were contested.

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Mid-American Conference Men’s Swimming Championship: 200 Medley Relay

Miami took the first win of the meet in the 200 Medley relay going 1:27.21 for the title. The team of Cole Grosshans (21.83), Noah Barr (24.20), Nic Wamsley (21.65) and Nick Ward (19.53) edged out their rivals from Missouri State (1:27.40) by a very slim margin. Coming third was Southern Illinois in 1:28.13.

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Mid-American Conference Men’s Swimming Championship: 800 Freestyle Relay

While Miami might have sprint kings, Missouri State showed that they have depth on the mid-distance side of things by taking the win in the 800 Freestyle relay in a time of 6:29.40. Missouri delivered with the winning team of Arthur Cury (1:36.50), Jonathan Hill (1:37.83), Pawel Krawczyk (1:37.55) and Conner Ripp (1:37.52). Miami still managed a strong second place with 6:35.42, followed by Southern Illinois in 6:37.55.

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Team Standings

After the first two events, this meet is shaping up to be a tight battle between Miami and Missouri State. Both teams are tied for first at 74 points with Southern Illinois trailing at 64 points.

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