Swimming and Diving
Sophomore Martyna Krawczyk took first place in both the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke for the University of Miami swimming team in a narrow loss to South Carolina on Saturday afternoon in Columbia, S.C.
Despite having one of their best all-around performances of the year, the Hurricanes could not overcome the Gamecocks who took eight of 14 events to win 142.5 to 119.5.
Krawczyk touched in with a season-best 2:19.21 in the 200-yard breaststroke and finished the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.15.
Junior Katalin Ferenczi also turned in two first place finishes for the Hurricanes, taking the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:09.02 while finishing first in the 200-yard backstroke at 2:04.55.
Miami also received solid performances from freshmen Nancy Gajos and Tara Erwin. Gajos topped the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.18 while Erwin recorded a time of 10:25.12 to take first in the 1000-yard freestyle.
The Hurricanes will return to action on Jan. 31, traveling to Boca Raton, Fla. to take on in-state rival Florida Atlantic beginning at 1 p.m.
Miami freshman Tabia Charles won the triple jump for the second consecutive meet with a leap of 13.06 meters to lead the 13th-ranked Hurricanes at the Leonard Hilton Memorial in Houston, Texas.
Last weekend Charles broke her own Canadian Junior record and automatically qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships with winning mark of 13.53 meters at the Florida Intercollegiate in Gainesville, Florida.
On Friday Charles led a Hurricane sweep of the top five spots in the triple jump. Senior All-American and the defending East Regional Outdoor Champion Kitoya Carter finished second with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 12.80 meters. Freshman Brenda Faluade also provisionally qualified finishing third with a jump of 12.73 meters.Rounding out the top five were freshman Amy Seward who took fourth and junior Chinela Davis who placed fifth.
Other highlights included junior Amber Williams who finished first in the Section 1 finals of the 60-meter hurdles in at a time of 8.72 seconds, senior Adrienne Moss who took second in the shot put with a toss of 14.70 meters (48-02.75), and the 4×400-meter relay which finished second with a time of 3:47.90.
Miami returns to action on February 1 at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Florida.
University of Miami sophomore forward Leonard Harden III has decided to leave the team and will not rejoin the Hurricanes this season, Head Coach Perry Clark announced Friday.
Harden, who was granted a release from the University, is now eligible to transfer to another school. Harden (6’9″, 255) played in 11 games this season averaging 2.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in 5.8 minutes per contest.