Swimming Captures Midseason Win at SMU Invite
DALLAS — The University of Miami women’s swimming team captured its first midseason invite under head coach Andy Kershaw Saturday evening, winning the SMU Invite in commanding fashion.
The Hurricanes set seven school records and one pool record, emerging victorious with 890 points.
The host Mustangs were second, with 695.5. Yale was third (676.5), Hawaii was fourth (611.5) and Rice was fifth (509).
Among Miami’s highlights included dominant showings from multiple relay teams, as well as strong individual showings from veterans Giulia Carvalho, Emma Shuppert and Talia Bates.
The Hurricanes’ 200-yard freestyle relay – comprised of Jane Fitzgerald, Carvalho, Jacey Hinton and Bates – finished in a school standard of 1:29.91. Carvalho won the 100-yard butterfly in a school record-time of 51.51, while Miami’s 400-yard medley relay – Shuppert, Emma Sundstrand, Carvalho and Bates – ended Day 1 with another record-setting time of 3:34.81.
Shuppert’s individual time of 52.50 set a new program record in the 100-yard backstroke.
After a school record time in the 400-yard medley relay (3:34.81) to close Day 1, more of the same was in store for the Hurricanes on Day 2. Bates set the program record in the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.90), while Miami’s top entry in the 800-yard freestyle relay finished in a school record 7:11.30.
On the final day of competition, the Hurricanes’ 400-yard freestyle relay group posted another top time of 3:16.45 to etch its name into program history.