The men's swimming and diving team reached the conclusion the 2017 MAC Championship Saturday night, garnering many individual successes.
"Overall it was a fantastic season. We had a great championship," said head coach Rickey Perkins. "We are better than we were last year at this point, and that is our goal—to get better each year. I am so proud of these young men and how they fought and stayed together and focused all week."
The final standings were as follows: Eastern Michigan—717; Missouri State—716; Buffalo—661.5; Miami (Ohio)—518.5; Ball State—147; Evansville—146.
Junior Dan O'Brien, senior Everett Plocek, junior Prescott Marcy, and senior Matt Childress started the evening with the 200 Medley Relay. Their final time of 1:35.28 was a season best and good for 7th place.
The Aces continued dropping time in the 800 Freestyle relay. Freshman Brandt Hudson, sophomores Blake Wheeler and Jared Sutphin, and freshman Zack Sagan clocked in a 6:46.70 for 6th place, 8 seconds faster than 7th place Ball State and a 9 second improvement from the 2016 Evansville relay performance.
Sophomore diver Miguel Marcano led the Aces with a 16th place finish in the 1-Meter with a final score of 200.95 to earn points for Evansville.
In the 200 Freestyle Relay, sophomores Matt Duke and Jared Sutphin, and seniors Matt Childress and Everett Plocek clocked in a season best time of 1:24.63 for seventh place.
Juniors Dan O'Brien and Prescott Marcy kicked the evening off with the 100 butterfly consolation final. O'Brien took 12th place with a final time of 49.51. Marcy followed in 14th with a season best 50.22.
Freshman Brandt Hudson came next for the Aces. His final 200 freestyle time of 1:41.32 was good for 15th place.
Senior Everett Plocek represented Evansville in the 100 breaststroke consolation final. He clocked in a 56.61 for 15th place.
O'Brien, Plocek, Marcy, and Hudson teamed up for the 400 Medley Relay. They clocked in a 3:25.23 for seventh place.
Sophomore Jared Sutphin returned to the evening session in the 100 freestyle. He clocked in at 46.09 to earn 12th place. He went into the morning preliminaries seeded at a 47.20, finishing the consolation final with a new best time of over a second.
Sophomore Miguel Marcano participated in the 3-Meter consolation final last night. With the conclusion of tonight's A-Final, Marcano received an official place of 16th with a score of 207.90.
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