Miami outscored both the University of Kansas (178-120) and Rutgers University (180.5-118.5) in today’s double dual at the University of Miami, while KU beat out Rutgers 176.5 to 123.5. The meet was the very first in the history of Miami’s new Whitten University Center Pool, which just opened earlier this week.
The Jayhawks and the Hurricanes split the relays. Kansas’s Yulduz Kuchkarova, Bryce Hinde, Pia Pavlic, and Haley Bishop grabbed the win in the 400 medley in 3:50.08, less than a second ahead of Miami’s Christina Leander, Julia Schippert, My Fridell, and Rebeka Repman, who finished in 3:50.79. Miami edged out Kansas for the win in the 200 free relay, where Ksenia Yuskova, Fridell, Julie Suarez, and Angela Algee posted 1:35.39 to KU’s Bishop, Haley Molden, Pavlic, and Kuchkarova’s 1:35.61.
Kansas’s Libby Walker held the early lead through the first 450 of the 1000. At the 500 mark, Miami’s Cameron Davis pulled right even with her, and they both split 5:08.01 at the halfway mark. After that, Davis kicked it in, and she ended up winning the 1000 in 10:20.95, almost six seconds ahead of Walker’s 10:26.64. Davis doubled up on wins, taking the 500 in a similar fashion in 5:01.85. Her teammate Suarez grabbed second in that one, clocking 5:03.03.
Miami’s Leander also won two events. In the 100 back, she just outtouched Rutgers senior Joanna Wu, coming back in the final 50 to finish in 55.92 to Wu’s 55.95. Leander split that race near even: 27.76 and 28.16. In another crazy-close race, Leander outswam KU’s Madison Straight by just one one-hundredth in the 200 IM. Leander clocked 2:07.15 to Straight’s 2:07.16.
Algee grabbed double wins in the fly events. She took the 200 in 2:03.83, followed by Rutgers’s Morgan Pfaff (2:05.83). Her 100 fly win came from a 54.92 finish, outdoing KU’s Bishop’s 55.55.
Rutgers’s Rachel Stoddard grabbed major points for her team with double wins in the breaststroke events. In the 100, she finished nearly two seconds ahead of Jayhawk Hinde, clocking 1:03.85 to Hinde’s 1:05.65. The 200 event featured the same first and second place finishers. There, Stoddard clocked 2:19.80 and Hinde finished in 2:22.07.
Other wins of the day came from Miami’s Yuskova (200 free: 1:50.91), KU freshman Bishop (50 free: 23.98), Rutgers diver Addison Walkowiak (1 meter: 310.80), Miami’s Suarez (100 free: 52.26), Rutgers senior Wu (200 back: 1:59.65), and Miami diver Marcela Maric (3 meter: 296.90).