College of Miami Invite/Vanderbilt Duel
Miami and Vanderbilt wrapped up their mid-season invitational/duel on Friday in Coral Gables, FL. Although Miami got here out on prime it wasn’t a blowout and Vanderbilt stayed aggressive all through.
500 free and 400 IM champion Aino Otava received the 1650 freestyle by practically 25 seconds, posting a 16:48.48, a brand new lifetime finest for Otava by 20 seconds. Otava was additionally awarded the Miami ‘MVP’ staff award for her three victories and relay contributions. Coming in 2nd place and taking eight seconds from her earlier finest time was Vanderbilt’s Krislyn Porter in a 17:13:14. Otava later received the 200 fly in 2:01.52, attending to the wall half a second forward of teammate Isabel Traba who completed 2nd in 2:02.03. Miami’s Chandler Sensibaugh positioned fifth although she registered the third-fastest time general within the 200 fly with a 2:06.25.
Miami’s Alaina Skellet took the 200 backstroke by 2.5 seconds in 1:59.36, just a little over Three seconds off her finest time, making her the one swimmer to complete beneath 2:00. Vanderbilt’s Tonner Debeer put up a 2:01.82 to take 2nd, practically Three seconds off her finest time. Vanderbilt swept all out there factors within the ‘B’ ultimate of the 200 backstroke.
Miami completed 1-2 within the 100 freestyle with Savannah Barr and Carmen San Nicolas Martinez raking in 37 factors for Miami. Barr received by a large margin, cranking out a 50.30 to San Nicolas Martinez’s 51.05. Vanderbilt’s Eleanor Beers was out quick however didn’t end as strongly as San Nicolas Martinez, ending third in 51.10. Miami’s Sydney Knapp put up the third-fastest time although she solely positioned fifth, successful the ‘B’ ultimate in 51.12.
After getting an NCAA ‘B’ minimize within the 100 breaststroke yesterday, Miami’s Emma Sundstrand took the win once more on Friday within the 200 breaststroke, falling in need of the NCAA ‘B’ customary however nonetheless successful by over 2 seconds. For Sundstrand, this represents a Three second drop from prelims and a 5 second enchancment general. Vanderbilt’s Lizzy Colwell positioned 2nd in 2:18.74, about Four seconds slower than her lifetime finest from 2018.
The Miami staff of Sundstrad, San Nicolas Martinez, Barr, and Knapp captured the victory within the 400 freestyle relay, ending in 3:22.36, greater than Three seconds forward of the highest staff from Vanderbilt which completed in 3:25.81. Barr, swimming the third leg of the relay, had the quickest cut up within the area and was the one swimmer to interrupt 50 seconds, producing a 49.76. Miami’s ‘B’ staff positioned third within the relay in 3:29.83, after which Vanderbilt’s ‘B’ staff 4th in 3:30.89. Debeer, who positioned third within the 100 free earlier, was one in all solely 4 swimmers to crack the 51-second barrier on the relay with a 50.91 because the second swimmer on Vanderbilt’s ‘A’ relay.
- Miami, 946
- Vanderbilt, 892
Scoring for this meet is totally different than we’re used to. The highest-Four finishers are awarded factors as in the event that they had been ending within the top-Four at a conventional invitational or championship meet, whereas the swimmers that place fifth by way of eighth rating as in the event that they had been ending ninth by way of 12th in a conventional championship meet. Which means factors are awarded accordingly:
- 1st = 20
- 2nd = 17
- third = 16
- 4th = 15
- fifth = 9
- sixth = 7
- seventh = 6
- eighth = 5
- ninth & on = 0
Moreover, the ‘A’ finals include solely the two quickest swimmers from every staff following prelims, guaranteeing that every college has two consultant within the ‘A’ ultimate, although the ‘B’ ultimate could comprise as much as eight swimmers, per regular, although solely people who place throughout the top-Four within the warmth will earn their staff factors.
Relays, nonetheless, rating double (per regular), although solely Four groups, 2 from every Miami and Vanderbilt, could compete within the ‘A’ ultimate for factors, that means 1st place earns 40 factors, 2nd place 34 factors, third place 32 factors, and 4th place 30 factors.