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Hurricanes Compete in Meet in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Competing without its diving contingent, the University of Miami swimming team competed in a multi-team meet at Lejeune Hall on the campus of the U.S. Naval Academy Friday.

The Hurricanes swam against host Navy, Towson, Johns Hopkins and George Washington in the single-day competition. 

Freshman Aino Otava delivered Miami’s first strong performance of the day, taking third in the 1000-yard freestyle in a time of 10:26.42.

After a second-place finish from junior Carmen San Nicolas in the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.67), junior Alaina Skellett placed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke (57.09).

Sophomore Zorry Mason kept building Miami’s momentum with a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.01) before freshman Isabel Traba delivered one of the best performances of the day – a second-place time of 2:02.40 in the 200-yard butterfly.

Making a return to her home state, junior Sydney Knapp had Miami’s top time in the 50-yard freestyle (24.28) while classmate San Nicolas was not far behind (24.36). The duo delivered another impressive pair of times in the 100-yard freestyle, with San Nicolas taking third (51.93) and Knapp taking fifth (52.06).

Skellett added a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (2:04.47) while Mason did the same in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:24.05).

Freshman Andrea Todorovic broke through with a third-place time in the 400-yard IM (4:30.37), just ahead of Traba (4:31.08), while Miami’s 400-yard freestyle entry – comprised of Mason, San Nicolas, Skellett and Knapp – finished the day strong with a second-place time of 3:29.31.