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University of Miami Athletics

Cristina Salinas

position

Rower

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Lima, Peru

High School

San Silvestre

Cristina Salinas - Rowing - University of Miami Athletics

2017-18 The University of Miami women’s rowing team opened the fall portion of its 2017-18 schedule on a high note as its “A” boats won the Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 races at the Head of the Indian Creek. The Hurricanes’ “A” boat captured the Varsity 8 race in a time of 14:03, defeating teams from Stetson, Barry and Nova Southeastern. In the afternoon Varsity 4 race, Miami’s “A” boat also shined, as it posted a winning time of 15:15. On November 12th, the Hurricanes 1V Varsity 8 rowing team placed 12th  with a time of 13:59.0 in their competition at Rivanna Romp, hosted by University of Virginia. The Hurricanes 1V Varsity 4 rowing team placed 10th with a time of 15:30.5 in their competition at Rivanna Romp. Throughout March 17 and March 18th, the Hurricanes competed in three sessions of rowing in Oak Ridge, Tennessee as Louisville hosted the competition. On Saturday morning the Miami Varsity 4 finished fourth with a time of 7:14.669. On Saturday afternoon, the Miami Varsity 4 finished second with a time of 7:20.102. In the Sunday morning sessions, the Miami Varsity 4 finished fourth with a time of 7:08.410. On March 31st, in Sarasota, Florida, the Canes faced off against UCF and Wisconsin following a scrimmage the day before. The second Varsity 8 finished second behind Wisconsin with a time of 7:19.48. On April 7th, the Hurricanes competed in the Sunshine State Invitational. Miami’s second Varsity 8 placed fifth with a time of 6:42.07. On April 14th and 15th, the Canes competed in the Knecht Cup in Mercer, N.J. The Hurricanes’ second Varsity Eight earned a bronze medal in its event, finishing third in the grand final with a time of 6:47.31. The Canes advanced to the grand final in its event after finishing second in Heat 1 of the preliminaries with a time of 6:51.47. Miami was second only to UPenn in its heat and had the second-fastest overall preliminary time. On April 28th, the Canes traveled to Austin, Texas to compete in the Longhorn Invitational. Miami had five boats competing in several heats prior to their final race of the competition. The Second Varsity Eight crossed the finish line fourth in the B final of its event with a time of 7:23.544. The Hurricanes finished eighth as a team at the Longhorn Invite with 93 points. Miami’s 1V8 scored 48 points, while the 2V8 added 30 and the 1V4 chipped in with 15 points. On May 13th, the Canes traveled to Clemson, S.C. to compete in the ACC Championships. The Second Varsity Eight was fifth in the first heat of its event, posting a time of 6:52.496 that sent the Canes to the petite final in that event. Miami’s 2V8+ then turned in a time of 6:53.881 to finish third in the petite final.

2016-17 Finished first in the Women’s Collegiate Champ 4+ final with a time of 17:41.686 at Head of the Indian Creek … Finished first in the Women’s Collegiate Champ 8+ race with a time of 15:58.630 at the Head of the Indian Creek … Helped Miami place 16th in the Women’s Championship 4+ at the Head of the Charles with a time of 20:44.951