This is going to be short, because it's a busier weekend for me than normal, but it's not great news, either. Both swimming and diving squads traveled to Michigan this weekend for a dual meet against MAC foe Eastern Michigan.
The Eagles, despite their poor performance in the 'spotlight sports,' as I'll call them, are perennially strong in the Olympic sports, especially Track and Field and Swimming and Diving. While affiliate members Missouri State and Southern Illinois present strong cases for the MAC title year in and year out, EMU is a familiar name who's also always near the top.
Yesterday, neither the UB women nor men found particularly much success against the Eagles; the women fell 181-117, while the men fell by the near-identical score of 187-111. The women won six of their 16 events but weren't able to rack up many more points than the men, who won just four of 16.
Your winners this weekend:
Men's 200 medley relay: Hudson Carroll, Itai De La Vega, Oliver Patrouch, Antonio Lanzi - 1:32.27
100 breast: De La Vega - :55.94
200 breast: Scott Huang - 2:01.98
400 free relay: Patrouch, Eric Jensen, Andrew Cole-Goins, Lanzi - 3:05.84
Women's 1000 free: Jess Powers - 10:16.69
50 free: Megan Burns - :23.51
100 free: Burns - :50.42
500 free: Powers - 4:59.05
200 IM: Spencer Rodriguez - 2:06.87
400 free relay: Powers, Taylor Steffl, Eve Kosten, Burns - 3:27.56
Next weekend is a busy one for UB, with a pair of home meets at Alumni Natatorium. Before the men's basketball game at 10:00 PM, the swimmers take on St. Bonaventure at 5:00 PM on Friday, while both squads also take on Bowling Green Saturday at 1:00 PM.
Believe it or not, though there's a lot of time left in the season, there aren't many competitions. SwimDive will compete just once in the first three weeks of February before the MAC Women's Championship at the end of February and the MAC Men's Championships the following week.