Nov. 15, 2004
1. Freshman Lauren Evanosky continues to impress, recording a team-high six event wins on the season and being one of only two Miami swimmers to win an event at Ohio State on Saturday. She also suffered her first non-win in that meet, taking fourth in the first 400 IM for any Miamian this season.
2. Not only does Miami's present look bright, but the future is promising as well. Thirty-three (92%) of Miami's 36 individual event wins this season have come from non-seniors.
3. The RedHawks extended their winning streak against MAC teams to 27 meets with the trouncing of Ball State on Friday. Miami has not lost to a MAC opponent since the end of the 2000-01 regular season to Eastern Michigan. Another streak ended with the loss at Ohio State, however, as the RedHawks had defeated 15 consecutive opponents until meeting the Buckeyes on Saturday.
4. Though the MAC streak remains safe until Jan. 21, 2005, at Toledo, the RedHawks' streak of 10 wins at the Nixon Aquatic Center is on the line this weekend against Wright State, Xavier and IUPUI.
5. Miami sends 11 swimmers to the Indiana University Invitational this weekend to match skills against competitors from Toledo, Utah, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
Coach's Corner: Dave Jennings enters his 23rd season at Miami having won 13 of Miami's 14 MAC Championships. He has presided over the RedHawks' current 24-meet MAC winning streak that extends more than three years. In his 22 seasons, Miami has a 94-21 record in MAC competition, and four Miami classes (`86, `87, `88, `99) have graduated knowing nothing other than winning a conference title. In the past 11 seasons, Miami has taken home either the team gold or silver, and none of Jennings' 22 Miami squads have finished lower than fourth at the conference meet. Individually, Jennings has coached his athletes to 172 individual or relay gold medals. One of those individual golds returns this year with Laura Armbruster, the defending 100 breaststroke champ, and Miami's victorious 400 medley relay foursome also remains intact. Jennings aims to make the Class of 2005 the fifth perfect class in Miami history.
Individual Event Wins This Season By Swimmer/Diver
Laura Armbruster, Jr. - 5
200 IM, 200 Breast vs. Buffalo, 200 IM vs. Ball State, 400 IM vs. Ohio State
Kristen Bezier, Fr. - 1
100 Breast vs. Ball State
Maggi Bulla, Jr. - 1
200 Back vs. Akron
Lauren Evanosky, Fr. - 6
200 Back vs. Buffalo; 100 IM, 200 IM vs. Akron, 100, 200 Back vs. Ball State; 100 Back vs. Ohio State
Katie Forster, Jr. - 5
200 Fly, 500 Free vs. Buffalo; 1650 Free vs. Akron; 100 Fly, 200 Free vs. Ball State
Julie Madden, Sr. - 3
1000 Free vs. Buffalo; 500, 1000 Free vs. Ball State
Katie Meister, So. - 1
3m Diving vs. Ball State
Margaret Patrick, So. - 5
50 Free vs. Buffalo; 50, 100 Free vs. Akron; 50, 100 Free vs. Ball State
Tyler Smith, So. - 1
200 Free vs. Buffalo
Katie Unger, Jr. - 5
100 Free vs. Buffalo; 100, 200 Breast vs. Akron; 200 Breast, 200 Fly vs. Ball State
Miami's Last Time Out: Miami cruised past Ball State on Friday, 177-118, winning 15 of the 16 events, but Saturday's meet at Ohio State did not fall in the RedHawks' favor. Ohio State won, 145-98, as only Laura Armbruster and Lauren Evanosky were able to pull out event wins. The previous day against the Cardinals, five swimmers, including Evanosky, Katie Unger, Katie Forster, Margaret Patrick and Julie Madden won two events each.
Scouting Report Wright State, Xavier and IUPUI
Wright State's Last Time Out: The Raiders suffered their first loss of the season on Nov. 6 to Oakland, 153-90. Wright State won just two of the 13 events contested, including Jessica Weidert's win in the 200 Breast in 2:22.31 and the 400 Medley Relay, of which Weidert was also a part, to start the meet. Weidert's 200 Breast time is less than one second behind Katie Unger's Miami event best of the season.
Xavier's Last Time Out: Xavier competed at Western Kentucky against the Hilltoppers and West Virginia on Saturday, losing to both schools. The Musketeers managed just one event win in the 13 contested, with Krystel Kooyman winning the 200 Breast in 2:24.95. That time is three seconds behind Katie Unger's Miami event best on the season.
IUPUI'S Last Time Out: The Jaguars competed against Evansville and Northern Colorado on Saturday in Indianapolis, losing to both schools. IUPUI didn't come out on top in any of the 13 events, but did have four third-place finishes, including three in individual events.
Last Season Against Wright State: The RedHawks defeated Wright State, 154-89, at the Nixon Aquatic Center on Nov. 21, 2003, taking nine of 13 events. Katie Forster (1000 Free, 200 Fly) and Christin Eberst (1m, 3m) both won two individual events, and both are back this season. Other returning winners from last year's meet are Laura Armbruster (200 IM) and Maggi Bulla (200 Back).
Last Season Against Xavier: Miami defeated Xavier, 123-77, on Nov. 22, 2003, at the Nixon Aquatic Center. The RedHawks won 10 of the 11 events contested, with only one two-time individual winner among the event victors. Amber Kerek won the 500 and 1000 Free races, with Julie Madden (200 Free), Diana Zeleznikar (50 Free), Trisha Lamb (400 IM), Darcy Meek (200 Fly), Maggi Bulla (100 Free), Laura Armbruster (200 Back) and Ashley Petak (200 Breast) as returning winners this season.