Four MAC Schools Compete In Men's Swimming and Diving Championship

Updated 2/28/2008


The Mid-American Conference 2008 men’s swimming and diving championship will take place in conjunction with the Sun Belt Championship this week in Nashville, Tenn.


Results can be accessed on line at RESULTS.


Sun Belt Conference member Western Kentucky University is the host school, with the meet taking place in Nashville, Tenn., at the Nashville Centennial Sportsplex. Four MAC (Ball State, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan and Miami) schools will be vying for this year’s Championship.


The combined meet will be scored as one meet, but student-athletes and teams from each conference will be recognized separately. The top three finishers from each conference will be awarded medals and the top teams from each conference will be named their respective champion.


The EMU men’s swimming and diving team has won 50 consecutive MAC dual meets, spanning the last nine years. EMU went 3-0 this season to keep the streak in tact. The Eagles last dropped a meet to Toledo, 130-113, at the end of the 1997-98 season. EMU went on to win the conference championship that season, avenging its only conference loss. Since that loss, the Eagles have rattled off the 50 consecutive victories, including capturing eight of the last 10 championships.


Sun Belt schools competing will be host WKU, Denver, Missouri State, Southern Illinois, Florda Atlantic and Evansville.


Championship tickets will be on sale at the entrance of the Tracy Caulkins Pool at the Centennial Sportsplex The Ticket prices are as followed:


Championship Pass         Valid for all sessions       $20.00

            Day Pass                       Day Pass                       $8.00

            Heat Sheets                   Updated daily                 $2.00


The preliminary races will take place in the same order as the finals. The schedule of events is:

Friday, Feb. 29
Swimming preliminaries begin at 11 a.m.
Finals at 7 p.m.
200 medley relay
400 IM
100 butterfly
200 freestyle
100 breaststroke
100 backstroke
800 freestyle relay

Saturday, March 1
Swimming preliminaries begin at 10:30 a.m.
Three-meter diving finals at 1:30 p.m.
Finals begin at 6 p.m.
1650 freestyle
200 backstroke
100 freestyle
200 breaststroke
200 butterfly
400 freestyle relay