MEN'S MAC SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
Chris Heaton ? Fr. ? Miami
Centerville, Ohio ? Centerville
Heaton set a new Miami three-meter diving standard in the RedHawks' dual meet setback versus Eastern Michigan, posting a score of 342.60. Heaton's score bested the previous Miami three-meter diving record set in 2001 by four-time MAC Champion Dylan Nichols, and shattered the previous top MAC score in the event this season, set by teammate Zach Niehaus on Jan. 13, 2006. Nichols followed up the performance with a win on the one-meter board in Miami's 115-87 win over MAC foe Ohio with a tally of 310.20, narrowly missing the 2005-06 league best score in the event that he set on Jan. 20 versus Wright State. Heaton is the second Miami diver to claim the weekly MAC Swimmer Of The Week honor this season.
Other nominees-Men's Swimmer Of The Week
Ritchie Caudill ? Sr. ? Ball State
Muncie, Ind. ? Burris
Caudill posted four first-place efforts in the Cardinals' 135-82 senior day victory over Butler last Saturday. He opened the meet as the third leg of the first-place 200-yard Medley Relay (1:37.50). He followed by taking home top honors in the 50-yard breaststroke, scoring a .01 second win over senior teammate Robert Funk, clocking in at 28.08. Caudill also tallied wins in both the 50 butterfly (24.08) and the 100 Individual Medley (53.67).
Dan Wohl ? Jr. ? Eastern Michigan
Sandusky, Ohio ? Perkins
Wohl led Eastern Michigan to a 138-105 dual-meet victory over Miami last Saturday, leading the Eagles into sole possession of first-place in the league. Wohl captured the 200-yard freestyle in 1:41.80 (second-best time in MAC this season), and was victorious in the 200 butterfly, clocking in at 1:51.78, also the second-best league time in the 2005-06 campaign. Wohl capped off the meet by anchoring the first-place 400-yard freestyle relay squad.
Donald Jupp ? Sr. ? Ohio
Stow, Ohio ? Stow
Jupp collected two first-place tallies in a setback to Miami last weekend. He started off the meet by taking home honors in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.32 seconds, and followed it up by anchoring the 200-yard Medley Relay, posting a season fastest clocking of 1:35.44.