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Miami Swimming Wins Big on the Road at Florida Tech

Miami Swimming Wins Big on the Road at Florida Tech

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes swim team won its dual meet matchup on Friday afternoon, topping both the Florida Institute of Technology and Florida Southern College at the Panther Aquatic Center.

The Hurricanes swept Florida Tech by a score of 207.50-54.50 and surpassed Florida Southern, 203.00-59.00, to secure both wins on the road.

“This was definitely a valuable trip and appreciate the competition and chance to compete. Great to have the team travel together for the first chance before ACC’s,” head swim coach Andy Kershaw said.

The Canes placed first in all 14 women’s events of the day, seeing show-stopping performances from the veterans and newcomers.

“We’re very excited about the day and that we had the chance to compete. We were able to see a lot of people do things that they don’t usually do. It was great seeing the hard work pay off in those events,” Kershaw said.

The top entry for the Hurricanes in the 200-yard medley relay of Celina Kuehne, Tara Vovk, Zorry Mason, and Giulia Carvalho kicked the meet off taking home the team’s first win with a time of 1:39.41.

Adrianna Cera took home an individual win in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:22.91) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.35), which comprised of Savannah Barr, Jacey Hinton, and Carvalho alongside Cera. Freshman Jane Fitzgerald won the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.39). In addition to Kuehne’s medley win, she took home a win in the 100-yard backstroke (58.38).

Junior Emma Sundstrand won three events, including the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.68), 100-yard freestyle (52.61), and the 200-yard IM (2:07.03). Vovk added to her wins in the final meet of the regular season, including the 200-yard butterfly (2:04.66) and 100-yard butterfly (56.61). Carvalho added to her medley and relay wins, taking home first place in the 50-yard freestyle (23.79).

Freshman Sarah Sensenbrenner won the 200-yard backstroke (2:05.46). Sophomore Ariana Brattoli won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:27.30). Following Brattoli’s win, freshman Kate Sommerstad won the 500-yard freestyle (5:08.39).

In the final event of the evening, the 200-yard freestyle relay, Miami took home the top three finishes, with Barr, Hinton, Cera, and Carvalho taking the top win (1:37.35).

“There was great energy from the team, and we were able to identify what we needed to improve on,” Kershaw said.

The Hurricanes will return to action at home in a few short weeks on February 10 at the Whitten Center Pool.