Swimming Caps Day One at SMU Classic
DALLAS – The University of Miami women’s swimming team opened its run at the SMU Classic Friday, finishing the first day of competition inside the Perkins Natatorium with 89 points.
With each participating team allowed to bring only eight swimmers, Miami’s entry consisted of freshman Angela Algee, freshman Paige Anderson, junior Heather Arseth, freshman Cameron Davis, sophomore My Fridell, senior Katherine Nicholson, freshman Julia Schippert and junior Amy Wiley.
“Great efforts tonight,” head coach Andy Kershaw said. “The women embraced the opportunity to race against some great competition. They raced aggressively, and it paid off with a lot of season-best times.”
The Hurricanes, matched up against five of the nation’s elite teams in the meet, began the night’s action with a final time of 3:48.63 in the 400 Medley Relay. Miami’s relay team was comprised of Arseth, Wiley, Algee and Fridell.
Davis competed in back-to-back events for Miami, touching the wall of the 400 IM in a time of 4:34.24 and finishing the 200 Freestyle in 1:56.91. Arseth, who shined in the team’s dual meet opener against FGCU, represented Miami in the 50 Free (23.53), while Fridell ended the 100 Butterfly in a time of 55.22.
Wiley (1:05.26) and Schippert (1:05.84) capped Miami’s day with strong showings in the 100 Breaststroke.
“We are taking advantage of each racing opportunity, and I have no doubt this will pay off big for us as the season goes along,” Kershaw said.
Saturday’s competition consists of eight events: 200 Medley Relay, 500 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Fly, 200 IM and 200 Free Relay.