March 6, 2020
Miami began to cut into the Missouri State lead in the next event, the 50 free, where they went 1-2. Sophomore Cole Grosshans won the race with an 19.82, touching first by a large margin of .57 seconds. Senior teammate Nick Ward won Silver with a 20.39. Grosshans was faster in prelims, swimming a 19.79 to break the SIU pool record. His prelims swim was also the 2nd fastest in MAC Championships history.
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March 5, 2020
The 2020 MAC Championships for men kicked off tonight, with the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay. Defending team champion Miami (OH) got the ball rolling, defending their title in the 200 medley relay, before Missouri State took the 800 free relay. Miami and Missouri State ended the first day in a tie, a microcosm of what is likely to be a tough team battle throughout the meet.