Canes Earn Season Bests and Medals in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz.— On Saturday, the Canes fell to the Arizona Wildcats 178 to 122 at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.
Despite falling short, Miami’s team was filled with season best results and medals won for top finishes.
Miami’s swimmer, Tara Vovk, shined for the Canes. Vovk placed first earning two gold medals in both the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.2) and the 200-yard breaststroke. Vovk placed second in the 200-yard IM (2:04.20), earning a silver medal for her performance.
Adrianna Cera earned two gold medals for a first-place finish in both the 500-yard freestyle and 1000-yard freestyle. Cera earned her season best time (5:01.47) in the 500-yard freestyle.
Captain Zorry Mason had three season best results and won both a gold and silver medal. Mason had a season best time (26.38) in the 50-yard backstroke. Mason earned gold for her first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a season best time (56.24). Mason also earned silver for her second-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke with a season best time (2:17.18).
Sophomore swimmer Jacey Hinton placed second in the 50-yard freestyle with a season best time of 23.23. Jane Fitzgerald won the bronze in the 200-yard freestyle and had a season best time in 100-yard freestyle (51.73).
Emma Gullstrand placed second in the 1-meter dives winning the silver medal, while veteran diver, Mia Vallée, took home the bronze in the 1-meter dive. Vallé finished first in the 3-meter diving winning the gold and Gullstrand placed third, winning the bronze medal.
Aino Otava, Giulia Carvalho and Kate Sommerstad won bronze medals in their events. Otava won two bronze medals in both the 500-yard freestyle (5:06.72) and 200-yard fly (2:05.98). Carvalho won the bronze in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:18.86) and Sommerstad won bronze in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:31.63).
The Canes next meet will be against the Florida State Seminoles at home on November 4 at the Whitten Center Pool.