Special Swim/Dive Senior Class Honored
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes honored five seniors before their final home meet of the season Friday afternoon against FIU at the Norman Whitten Pool.
Despite the 159.5-137.5 loss, the Hurricanes saw a number of standout performances in a meet against the crosstown Panthers. Prior to the matchup, swimmers Sydney Knapp, Carmen San Nicolas, Chandler Sensibaugh and Alaina Skellett, along with diver Zach Cooper, were recognized in a special ceremony on the pool deck.
The Hurricanes opened the day in strong fashion, winning the first two individual events of the afternoon.
Sophomore Adrianna Cera, building off a standout meet against FGCU on the road last week, won the 1,000-yard freestyle in a time of 10:18.45. Freshman Savannah Barr, another standout in last week’s win over the Eagles, followed Cera’s win by capturing a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.32).
Two events later, it was another freshman – this time Emma Sundstrand – who touched the wall in a top time of 1:02.89 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Isabel Traba (2:04.14) became the fourth Hurricane underclassman to pick up an early victory – this one in the 200-yard butterfly.
Knapp took second in the 50-yard freestyle (24.16) while Barr and San Nicolas took two of the top-three finishes in the 100-yard freestyle. Skellett stemmed the tide by picking up her first win of the day in her signature 200-yard backstroke (2:03.92). Sophomore Andrea Todorovic was third in the same event (2:08.14).
Sundstrand picked up her second win with a time of 2:19.46 in the 200-yard breaststroke, while Sensibaugh added points with a third-place finish (2:26.59) in her final home meet as a Hurricane.
Cera (5:00.25) added to the Hurricanes’ point total with a dominant win in the 500-yard freestyle, while Barr continued her impressive freshman year with another win – this time in the 100-yard butterfly (55.93).
Co-captain Millie Haffety took second in both the 1-meter (3:15.38) and 3-meter (329.78) as the lone Hurricane representative on the boards Friday.
Todorovic (4:30.17) was second in the 400-yard IM before FIU closed the meet by winning the 200-yard freestyle relay; Miami’s top entry, comprised of Sundstrand, San Nicolas, Barr and Knapp, was second (1:35.63).