Swimming Splits Double Dual Meet with Army, Northwestern

Swimming Splits Double Dual Meet with Army, Northwestern

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes split their double dual meet Saturday afternoon at the Whitten Center Pool, emerging victorious over Army and falling to Northwestern.

Miami topped the Golden Knights, 167-74, but fell to the Wildcats, 146-95 in an unconventional competition featuring unique strokes and relay formats.

The Hurricanes enjoyed a number of strong individual performances over the course of the day, including first-place finishes from freshman Celina Kuehne, sophomore Giulia Carvalho and veteran captain Zorry Mason.

Kuehne delivered the Hurricanes’ first top time of the day in her signature 50-yard backstroke event, finishing in a time of 25.78. Carvalho added a first-place performance in the 50-yard freestyle (23.53) while Mason won the 100-yard IM (57.18).

Kuehne won her heat and took second overall in the 150-yard backstroke (1:29.44) while Mason was third in the 150-yard breaststroke (1:40.47).

The Hurricanes’ top entry in the 1,000-yard freestyle crescendo relay took second, with Aino Otava, Adrianna Cera, Savannah Barr and Jacey Hinton finishing in a time of 9:37.57.

Carvalho picked up an additional win in the 50-yard butterfly (24.89), while Mason was Miami’s top finisher in the “mystery” 200 IM, where each swimmer competed with a different order of the four strokes.

Miami’s entry in another unconventional event – this one the 8×50 freestyle relay – took second, with Hinton, Carvalho, Jane Fitzgerald and Emma Sundstrand leading the way for the Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes return to the Whitten Pool on Jan. 4 with a meet against Boston College and SMU.