Swim / Dive Caps Run at 2020 ACC Championships
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Miami Hurricanes swimming & diving program capped its run at the 2020 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday night.
“It was a good meet for us. Not everything we wanted by any means, but we did a lot,” head swimming coach Andy Kershaw said. “We scored more swimming points than we have in any of the last three years. That’s a credit to the entire team. We all rallied together and everyone helped each other get on the wall.”
Junior Alaina Skellett was one of Miami’s top performers Saturday, earning a berth in the ‘B’ final of the 200-yard backstroke and finishing with a time of 1:56.21.
The time was Skellett’s best ever, breaking her own school record in the event. Freshman Andrea Todorovic posted her own best time in the event during the morning’s preliminary round.
Sophomore Zorry Mason delivered another electric performance, finishing second in the ‘C’ final of the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:12.40, just beating out Kaylee Wheeler of Louisville (2:12.58).
Mason’s time was her best ever and moved her into second place in program history.
Miami’s entry in the 400-yard freestyle relay – comprised of junior Carmen San Nicolas, senior Manon Viguier, Mason and junior Sydney Knapp – finished the event in 3:19.89 for Miami’s best relay average finish for the meet in four years.
“There was lots of good and still lots left to do. We’re excited,” Kershaw said. “I’m really proud of our group, especially our seniors. They’ve put a lot into this. I know they care a lot about it and that’s what makes the difference. That’s what it’s about. I’m excited to see where they go from here.”