Flory Captures Gold on Day 1 of the ACC Championships
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two medal-winning performances by the Miami Hurricanes highlighted the first day of the 2023 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Divers Max Flory (gold) and Mia Vallée (silver) delivered show-stopping performances on opening day, with Flory winning the 1-meter springboard and Vallée taking home second in the women’s 3-meter.
Valle finished with 367.20 points, just behind Aranza Vazquez (381.85) of UNC.
The Hurricanes women’s swimming & diving team ended the day in seventh place.
The swimming team set two school records on the opening day of competition. The 200-yard medley relay team, comprised of captain Zorry Mason, Tara Vovk, Celina Kuehne, and Giulia Carvalho, set the University of Miami school record (1:36.73) to kick off the first day of competition.
The Hurricanes’ 800-yard freestyle relay – made up of Savannah Barr, Jane Fitzgerald, Adrianna Cera and Aino Otava – set another school record, this one in a time of 7:11.43.
After an outstanding performance on the springboard, Flory earned his first ACC 1-meter title. Last year, Flory took home gold in the 3-meter dive. The Fairfax, Va., native ended the winning streak of Anton Down-Jenkins of UNC, who was the defending champion last year.
Flory finished with 408.15 points, while Down-Jenkins placed second (395.75).
The 2023 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships continue Wednesday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.