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Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 10/12/2012
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- After finishing in fourth place in their first competition at the All-Florda Invitational, the Miami Hurricanes dropped their season-opening dual meet at Florida Gulf Coast 130-113.

"It was not a great afternoon," head swimming coach Christie Shefchunas said. "We swam 200's of strokes today, which is not our strength, but we got some great practice racing."

Despite the disappointing end result, the Hurricanes enjoyed strong performances from some of the team's leaders. Sophomore Katherine Daniels won the 200 Butterfly (2:04.04), freshman My Fridell earned first place in the 100 Freestyle (52:44), and sophomore Lucy Worrall took top honors in the 500 Freestyle (5:04.44).

"We are looking forward to tomorrow," Shefchunas added. "We're swimming 100's of strokes, which is where we are a lot stronger, so it should be a great day."

Though the Hurricanes finished in the top spot for a number of events, including the 200 Medley Relay (1:45.65), 1-meter diving (Carrie Dragland, 297.52) and 3-meter diving (Lindsay Lester, 313.65), the Eagles pulled ahead early and earned the decision.

Miami returns to the pool Saturday for its home opener at the Norman Whitten Center University Pool against visiting Houston at 10 a.m.

Schedule
 
Thursday, December 04
Swimming and Diving at US Swimming Nationals
Greensboro, N.C.
All Day
Tuesday, December 16
Swimming and Diving at US Diving Nationals
Columbus, Ohio
All Day
Saturday, January 10
Swimming and Diving vs. Rutgers / Tulane
Coral Gables, Fla.
12:00 PM
Saturday, January 24
Swimming and Diving at Virginia Tech / Georgia Tech / UNC-Wilmington
Blacksburg, Va.
11:00 AM
Saturday, January 31
Swimming and Diving vs. FIU
Coral Gables, Fla.
12:00 PM
Wednesday, February 18
Swimming and Diving at Day One
Atlanta, Ga.
All Day
Thursday, February 19
Swimming and Diving at Day Two
Atlanta, Ga.
All Day
Friday, February 20
Swimming and Diving at Day Three
Greensboro, N.C.
All Day
Saturday, February 21
Swimming and Diving at Day Four
Atlanta, Ga.
All Day
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