Miami Extends Home Win Streak With 4 Point Victory Over Princeton

MIAMI (FL) VS. PRINCETON

  • Results
  • Hosted by University of Miami
  • Friday, November 4th
  • 25 yards
  • Dual meet format

FINAL TEAM SCORES

  • Miami: 151
  • Princeton: 147

The University of Miami Hurricanes extended their home dual meet winning streak to 5 straight wins on Friday in a narrow victory over the Princeton Tigers. The meet came down to the final race, as the Hurricanes claimed a 151-147 win.

Miami senior Angela Algee helped lead the team to victory with her multiple individual wins. She first established a full second lead over the field to take the 200 fly in 2:01.11 ahead of Princeton’s Isabel Reis (2:02.11). Algee then completed her sweep of the fly races in the 100 fly, where she won in 54.79.

Algee’s freshman teammate Manon Viguier was also a double event winner. Viguier picked up a pair of middle distance free victories with her 1:50.79 in the 200 free and 4:56.97 in the 500 free. She also finished in the top 3 of the 50 free, placing 2nd with her 23.65 behind teammate Iliana Oikonomou (23.54).

Princeton freshman Shaelyn Choi swept the breaststroke races for the Tigers. She was closely matched with teammate Elaine Zhou in the 100 breast, as they finished within hundredths of each other. Choi got her hand on the wall first in that race, clocking a 1:05.75 ahead of Zhou’s 1:05.78. Choi followed that up by taking the 200 breast, where she was the only swimmer under 2:20 to win it in 2:19.96.

PRESS RELEASE – MIAMI:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes swimming & diving team captured a 151-147 win over Princeton in a Homecoming dual meet Friday afternoon at the Whitten University Center Pool.

Led by a number of strong performances in the lanes and on the boards, Miami remained unbeaten at its home pool this season.

“They definitely showed some great fight and protected their turf,” head swimming coach Andy Kershaw said. “This is a great place, and they take a lot of pride in what we do here. They like to make this place special.”

Miami fell behind in the early stages of the meet, but took the lead by the halfway point and held on with a strong finish.

Freshman Manon Viguier posted Miami’s first win of the day with a first-place time of 1:50.79 in the 200-yard freestyle. The Hurricanes swept the top-three finishes in the event, with junior Julie Suarez taking second (1:51.96) and sophomore Ianire Casrain third (1:52.53).

Senior Christina Leander (56.20) and sophomore Roxanne Yu (56.42) added points in the 100 backstroke, and senior Angela Algee earned Miami’s second event win of the day with a time of 2:01.11 in the 200 butterfly.

A pair of freshmen earned the top two spots in the 50 free: Viguier took second (23.65) and Iliana Oikonomou took first (23.54).

Sophomore diver Marcela Maric was the day’s top performer, capturing wins in both the 1-meter (294.00) and 3-meter (312.00).

“One of the things that impresses me is they’re continuing to learn how to do it as a team, rather than take it on one by one,” Kershaw said. “That’s a big part of it, is continuing to develop the team part of it, which in swimming and diving, is not the easiest thing to accomplish.”

Suarez (51.04) took the 100 free with Oikonomou (third, 52.04) and Casarin (fourth, 53.13) not far behind. The Hurricanes gained momentum when Yu won the 200 backstroke (2:01.32) and Viguier won the 500 free (4:56.97).

“She has no idea how fast she can go in that race. It was good to see her bring it home in that one,” Kershaw said of Viguier’s third individual win.

Competing in one of her signature event, Algee won the 100 fly (54.79).

“She’s our backbone in a lot of ways,” Kershaw said of the senior. “She’s always there, and sometimes it gets passed over because she wins every meet. It always counts. She was big for us again today.”

The Hurricanes clinched the win with the top performance in the final event, the 400 free relay. Miami’s top entry – comprised of Viguier, Oikonomou, Suarez and Algee – finished in a time of 3:24.48 to seal the victory.

“I have a ton of respect for Princeton and the team there,” Kershaw said. “We knew it was going to be a tough one, and I’m proud of them.”

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