Julie Suarez Leads Miami Past Rutgers, Kansas

Photo Courtesy: Miami Athletics

By Chandler Brandes, ACC Beat Writer

University of Miami (Florida) defeated both Rutgers and Kansas in a tri-meet on January 9, their first home meet since last season. The Hurricanes beat the Scarlet Knights 180.5-118.5 and the Jayhawks 178-120.

Cameron Davis won the 1000 in 10:20.95 and the 500 free in 5:01.85. Ksenia Yuskova won the 200 free 1:50.91, with teammate Julie Suarez taking second in 1:51.06. Miami went 1-2-3 in the 100 free, led by Suarez in 52.56, who also finished second in the 500 free (5:03.03). Christina Leander grabbed first in the 100 back (55.92) and 200 IM (2:07.15). Angela Algee won both the 200 fly (2:03.83) and 100 fly (54.92), and Marcela Maric dove to first place in the 3m with a score of 296.90. The relay team of Yuskova, My Fridell, Suarez, and Algee won the 200 free relay in 1:35.39.

“The competition we faced today is so important – a good Big 12 team and a good Big 10 team,” head coach Andy Kershaw said in a Miami press release. “We’re doing our part for the ACC. That’s important, and adds to the confidence that we were able to go against two big time schools and perform the way we did. It certainly gives us a great kickoff to this spring. Six weeks from now, we’ll be getting ready for the last night of finals at the ACC Championships, and that’s what we’re building towards.”

Miami returns to competition on January 15 as they host Florida Gulf Coast.

Full meet results: 2016 Kansas/Miami/Rutgers Tri – Results

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    Bill Bell

    Dear U of Miami Chancellor Shalala:

    Instead of wasting millions on your football program that hasn’t had a winning season since the beginning of the 21st century and is constantly getting you on NCAA probation how about channeling some of those bucks into reinstating men’s swimming…in the interests of “gender equity” if for no other reason? Every other school in the ACC has men’s swimming save for the ‘Canes! Swimmers as you undoubtedly know have some of the highest gpas of ANY sport and they don’t engage in behavior that gets you in Dutch w/the folks in Indianapolis either.

    Plus…a national title on the gridiron isn’t nearly as impressive in your trophy case as an Olympic gold-medal (can you say Greg Louganis?)

Author: Chandler Brandes

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Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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