Swimming Ends Run at SMU Classic
DALLAS — The University of Miami swimming team capped its run at the SMU Classic Saturday, finishing the two-day tournament in sixth place with a total of 176 points.
Miami was matched up against five of the nation’s elite teams over the weekend: Indiana, Louisville, North Carolina, USC and host SMU.
“What a meet and a great experience to build our program,” head coach Andy Kershaw said. “We got to measure ourselves against some of the best. We found out we still have work to do, but we are taking steps in the right direction.”
Freshman Cameron Davis, who delivered some inspiring performances in the team’s dual meet opener against FGCU, opened the night’s individual action in the 500 Freestyle. The Sarasota native and distance specialist touched the wall in a time of 5:00.58.
Fellow freshman Julia Schippert and Angela Algee delivered impressive performances of their own in the 200 Breaststroke and 200 Butterfly, respectively. Schippert touched the wall in a time of 2:22.86, while Algee finished in fifth with a time of 2:01.82.
Schippert also represented Miami in the 200 IM (2:16.22), while the Hurricanes entry in the 200 Freestyle Relay – comprised of Algee, sophomore My Fridell, junior Amy Wiley and senior Katherine Nicholson – ended the night’s action with a final time of 1:36.02.
The Hurricanes will return to Coral Gables to prepare for their next competition – a tri-meet with conference foes Duke and NC State in Raleigh, N.C.
“Almost every swim was a season best, which kept us on track to accomplish our goal of getting better every meet,” Kershaw said. “Now we head back to Miami for our hardest week of training yet.”