HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Swimming and Diving will look to match their highest win total as a member of Conference USA as they travel to Indiana for a tri-meet at the University of Indianapolis and at the Ball State Doug Coers Invite.
Marshall (4-2) returns to the pool following an off week. Last time out, the Herd captured an impressive road win at Youngstown State, 172 to 128. Head Coach Russell Hunt's crew was tops in 10 different events, including the first six of the meet that helped propel them to victory. Swimmers Madison Lawhorn, Kacey Preun, and Jaimie Holmquist led the Herd against the Penguins. All three were apart of multiple victories on the day for the Herd, including Lawhorn capturing two individual victories.
The Herd will tangle with the Indianapolis Greyhounds and the Butler Bulldogs at the tri-meet held at Indianapolis's Ruth Lilly Center Thursday. Action will begin Thursday at 5:30 p.m.and live video of the action is available from the Indianapolis Athletics website.
Indianapolis enters the meet at 1-1 following a loss last time in the water at Ashland University. The Greyhounds are commonly one of the top programs in NCAA Division II, including finishing 10th in the country last season. All seven members of the Greyhounds that qualified for nationals last year return this season.
Butler has only competed in one head-to-head scoring meet, which was at Eastern Illinois and they were victorious. Last time out they finished sixth out of nine teams at the IUPUI House of Champions event. This will be the first ever meeting between all three schools.
Following the tri-meet, Marshall will travel over to Muncie, Indiana to participate in the Doug Coers Invite hosted by Ball State University Friday and Saturday. The two day event features the host Cardinals (4-0) plus University of Findlay (3-1) and Grand Valley State (4-2).
Ball State looks to be the strongest contender during the invite as they have yet to be defeated on the year, which includes winning the House of Champions event last week. The Herd finished second during last year's event, falling to Ball State.
The Doug Coers invite will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and will start at 9 a.m. Saturday and run throughout the day. Recap and results will be available on www.HerdZone.com after each day's action. Additionally, follow the Herd's Swimming and Diving page for updates throughout this weekend action and the season at @herd_swimming.