Swimming Cruises to 166-128 Win Over FAU
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami cruised to a dual meet victory in its home opener Friday afternoon, toppling FAU at the Whitten Center Pool.
Competing without their diving contingent, the Hurricanes topped FAU, 166-128, in their first regular season dual meet at home.
Miami’s top entry in the 200-yard medley relay opened the meet in impressive fashion, with Emma Shuppert, Emma Sundstrand, Jacey Hinton and Talia Bates taking first place in a time of 1:41.79.
Mary Smutny won the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:22.64) to sustain Miami’s hot start, while Jane Fitzgerald (1:53.19) won the 200-yard freestyle.
Kate Sommerstad was second in the 1000 free (10:39.56) and Jemma Burns was third in the 200 free. (1:53.96) to pile on early points.
The Hurricanes swept the 100-yard backstroke, with Bates (54.00), Shuppert (56.03) and Celina Kuehne (56.27) capturing the top-three finishes in the event.
Smutny (2:03.69) and Adrianna Cera (2:04.04) were second and third, respectively, in the 200-yard butterfly.
The hosts pushed their lead further in signature sprint events, with Jacey Hinton (23.22) taking first in the 50-yard freestyle and Savannah Barr (51.82) taking top honors in the 100-yard freestyle.
Shuppert also earned a win in the 200-yard backstroke (2:02.33).