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Published 02/16/2017
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Herrera Earns Sixth ACC Medal of Career in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Junior Briadam Herrera picked up the sixth ACC medal of his budding career Wednesday night at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center to pace the Miami Hurricanes on Day 3 of the ACC Swimming & Diving Championships.

Herrera made his second podium trip of the week by taking second in the 3-meter event. His 428.70 points were second to only Dominic Giordano of Pittsburgh (451.60).

“Briadam is a great diver,” head diving coach Randy Ableman said. “His power was on full display. He came up short tonight against the defending NCAA champion. Briadam will be ready for the upcoming NCAA Championships and the World University Games.”

Herrera finished second in the 1-meter earlier in the week to earn the fifth ACC medal of his career. He has at least two medals in each of his three career trips to the ACC Championships.

Senior Angela Algee continued her impressive postseason run with a time of 52.58 in the 100-yard butterfly.

Algee finished with a time of 52.97 morning preliminaries and finished second in the “B” final Wednesday night.

Junior Julie Suarez, who delivered a dominant showing Tuesday night in the 500 freestyle, won the “C” final of the 200 free with an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:46.93. Freshman Manon Viguier was just behind her in the “C” final, touching the wall in 1:47.53 – just better than her preliminary time of 1:47.63.

Miami’s entry in the 400 medley relay, comprised of seniors Christina Leander, Julia Schippert, Algee and freshman Iliana Oikonomou, finished the event in 3:40.85 to cap the night.

The 2017 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships resume Thursday morning at 10 a.m. with the preliminaries in the 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, and the men’s and women’s platform diving. The finals for those events, in addition to the final heat of the 1650 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay, begin at 6 p.m.

For more information on each event, visit the championship live blog: