Making History Once Again
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Miami Hurricanes men’s diving contingent made history once again Saturday at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championships.
A year ago, the Hurricanes became the only ACC team since 2000 to sweep the podium in the men’s platform. Miami doubled down Saturday afternoon, with senior co-captain Zach Cooper, along with second-year divers Max Flory and Brodie Scapens, capturing all three medals to close a successful run at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Cooper, a three-time ACC silver medalist entering the week, earned his first gold with a score of 421.50.
Just behind Cooper was Flory, who earned his second silver medal of the week with a score of 416.05. Despite entering the ACC Championships battling an injury, Flory rebounded to capture medals in both the 3-meter springboard and platform.
Scapens took home bronze with a score of 380.70.
Second-year swimmer Adrianna Cera continued her strong postseason with the sixth-best time in program history in the mile (1,650-yard freestyle). Cera, who posted a time of 16:40.36, posted a 1,000-yard split as part of the performance that ranked No. 2 in program history.
Earlier in the week, Cera posted a time of 4:47.60 in the 500-yard freestyle that represented the fourth-fastest time ever at Miami.
Fellow second-year swimmer Isabel Traba earned a trip to the finals with a strong showing in the 200-yard butterfly. Traba, one of Miami’s top performers throughout the season, finished in sixth of the ‘C’ final with a time of 2:00.34
The Hurricanes’ entry in the 400-yard freestyle relay – comprised of co-captain Carmen San Nicolas, freshman Savannah Barr, Cera and co-captain Sydney Knapp – ended Miami’s trip to the ACC Championships with a time of 3:20.32, with Knapp posting Miami’s fastest split at 49.91.
Miami ended the ACC Championships with 375 points, good for 10th place.