EMU men's swim and dive defeats Miami

The EMUs men's swim and dive team ended their dual competition with a victory against Miami University on Sat. Feb. 4, at Jones Natatorium. Emu won 10 out of the 16 events, ending with a 188.5 to 110.5 victory.

Miami started out in the lead beginning with the 200 Medley Relay. The Eagles then caught up with the Redhawks in the 1000 freestyle. Senior Kyle Lichtenberg paced Eastern's sweep of the top-five slots in the race. Lichtenberg cane in at 9:25.64, while freshman Eric Akins posted his career-best at 9:41.92 for second place. Senior Marcin Rzyski ,freshman Tanner Olmos, and freshman Benjamin Ryan took the remaining top-l five positions.

Sophomore Tosh Kawaguchi put the Eagles in lead after he got his sixth win of the season in the 200 freestyle after some EMU swimmers came in second and third place. After, a freshmen duo: Aaron Hendry and Matthew Tsenkov paced through the 100 Breaststroke. Hendry came in second, while Tsenkov's clocked in at third.

Youth kept the Eagles in lead in the 200 Butterfly, while freshmen Parker Saladin and Alex Arrieta completed a 1-2 finish. Junior Logan Burton then completed the sweep to increase EMU's lead against Miami.

The RedHawks got a few points back right before the diving period after redshirt sophomore Max Wilkinson placed third in the 50 Free, making the team score 71.5-58.5.

Senior Alex Chan was the top performer on the springboard during the diving portion. Chan claimed the title in the 1 and 3 meter, leading him to achieving his season-best scores and leading the 1-2 punch for EMU.

Kawaguchi returned to the pool with win in the 200 Back for the sixth time of this season. Segal clocked in second, while sophomore Ricky Perez came in third.

Hendry and Tsenkov had another success in the 200 Breast, coming in second and third place. Lichtenberg then touched in with a season-best time of 4:35.90 in the 500 Free.

Burton later had a win in the 100 Fly, while Perez came out with a victory in the 200 IM. The men Eagles ended the meet with a win in the 400 Free Relay, completing the dual competition

Some Swimmers and divers will end their season at the Ohio State invitation next week, Feb. 11-12. The rest of the team will be looking at Mid-American Conference Championships. The conference meet is scheduled for March 1-4 in Carbondale, Ill. 

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