Eastern Michigan has taken the lead with 328 points at the conclusion of the first night of the 2007 MAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. Miami follows with 233.5 points, Ohio is in third place (160.5) with UB (112) and Ball State (107) in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Eastern Michigan’s 200 yard freestyle relay team (Derick Roe, Ethan Crabtree, Michael Rowland, and Preston Revere) took home top honors, clocking in with a time of 1:21.18, setting a new Buffalo pool record.
Senior Paul Ricardo of Miami clinched his second MAC Championship in the 500 yard freestyle. Ricard's time of 4:21.84 is a new MAC record, a new MAC Championship meet record, a new Buffalo pool record and also a NCAA “B” cut time.
Three time defending champion Dan Wohl of Eastern Michigan snatched his fourth consecutive title in the 200 yard individual medley, touching the wall at 1:49.80. Wohl’s also set a new Buffalo pool record.
In the 50 yard freestyle event, Eastern Michigan’s Derick Roe earned his first MAC Championship with at time of 20.23.
The 2006 one-meter diving Champion, Chris Heaton of Ball State, took home top honors once again with 338.20 points, a new Buffalo pool record and MAC Championship Meet record. Andrzej Olesinski, Dan Wohl, Preston Revere and Derick Roe of Eastern Michigan won the last event of the evening, the 400 yard medley relay, tapping the wall at 3:21.79.
The 2007 MAC Men’s Championship will continue tomorrow, February 23, with preliminaries starting at Noon and opening ceremonies beginning at 6:45 p.m.