Swimming teams lose to Oakland
The Eastern Michigan University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams lost at home to the Grizzlies of Oakland on Saturday. The women were outscored 160-140, and the men 182-116.
The men won five of the 16 events. Jeffrey Craig was the top performer in the 3-meter dive with a score of 386.25 points, and the 1-meter board with a score of 372.30. Andre Saunders also did well for the Eagles, taking second in both the 1- and 3-meter events, with scores of 315.00 and 371.10.
Jacob Hanson had three first-place finishes – one in the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.04, one in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:48.66 and one in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:53.48.
The women won seven of the 16 events. Briana Emig helped the Eagles with two first-place finishes, one in the 500 and one in
the 200 freestyle.
Jacquelyn Swartz placed first in the 200 butterfly in 2:04.33, as well as the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:06.96. She also won second place in the 100 butterfly (57.20).
Kelly Hendricks had a good day diving for the Eagles, placing first in the one-meter boards with 298.65 points. Danielle Hulvey was also successful, placing second in the event with 278.32 points.
The men are 0-2 and 0-0 in the Mid-American Conference; the women are 1-2 and 1-1.
Both the men’s and women’s teams are hoping to bounce back from the two-meet losing streak they are on at their next meet. They will host the two-day EMU Invitational Dec. 2 and 3 at Jones Natatorium. Times are set for 3:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. respectively.