Sporting blitz 2/5

Swimming and Diving

Oakland University men’s and women’s swimming and diving team competed against IUPUI on Saturday, Feb. 1. The men, led by Tuomas Kiviluoma, captured the victory 192-106. Kiviluoma had two individual victories along with Jorden Merrilees. The women’s team suffered a narrow defeat, 153-144, with Patricia Aschan, Julie Vela and Tricia Grant all racing to two individual victories. Oakland now awaits the beginning of the Horizon League Championship, beginning Feb. 26 at Cleveland State.

Women’s Softball

Erika Polidori earned special recognition from College Sports Madness, being named as a Preseason All-Conference First Team. OU also had two athletes named to the second team, Jackie Kisman and Erin Kownacki. The season kicks off on Feb. 7 against Georgia Southern.

Track and Field

OU men’s and women’s track and field team traveled to Geneva, Ohio over the weekend to compete in the Spire Midwest Open at the Spire Institute. The meet featured several record-breaking performances for OU athletes, as Jeff Arirguzo set a 200-meter dash school record time of 21.93. The men’s 4×400 meter relay team also set a new school record of 3:21.40. Oakland will next travel to Youngstown State for the YSU Invitational on Feb. 7.