Swimming and diving heads to Magnus Cup in Cleveland

Swimming and diving will be competing this weekend in Cleveland

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Swimming and diving will be competing this weekend in Cleveland

By Terry Rabbitts, Sport-editor@buchtelite.com

The University of Akron’s swimming and diving teams will take part in the fourth annual CSU Magnus Cup this weekend at Robert F. Busbey Natatorium beginning with Friday’s prelims at 9:00 a.m.

The event runs through Sunday with the prelims starting at 9 a.m. each day and the finals at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Akron will compete against host Cleveland State, Duquesne, Notre Dame College, Saginaw Valley State, St. Francis (Pa.), Xavier, Youngstown State, Cumberlands and George Washington.

The Zips have started off the season 3-0 in the Mid-American Conference and had an impressive showing at the Tom Stubbs Relays at Bowling Green.

The schedule of events for this weekend is as follows:

Friday:

1:00 p.m.: Women’s 1M / Men’s 3M Diving

5:00 p.m.: 200 Free Relay, 50 Breast, 500 Free, 200 IM, 50 Free, 400 Medley Relay

Saturday:

1:00 p.m.: Women’s 3M / Men’s 1M Diving

5:00 p.m.: 200 Medley Relay, 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 800 Free

Sunday:

3:00 p.m.: 1650 Free (Fast heat only), 100 IM, 50 Fly, 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 50 Back, 200 Fly, 400 Free Relay

Last year the Zips finished second to Duquesne in the Magnus Cup. In the process of finishing second, the team recorded eight individual first-place finishes, set seven meet records and one Busbey Natatorium record.

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