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Tar Heels sweep swimming, Hurricanes sweep diving
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina swimmers Sam Lewis and Hellen Moffitt and Miami divers Briadem Herrera and Carolyn Chaney were named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week.
Lewis earned Male Swimmer of the Week honors after leading the Tar Heels to three dual meet victories over Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky. The senior started the meet with the fastest butterfly split in the field in the men’s 200 medley relay. He then finished second overall in the 50 free with a season best time of 20.32 before leading a 1-2-3 UNC sweep in the 100 fly with a season-best and NCAA B-cut time of 47.20. Lewis rounded out the day by leading off in the 400 free relay with a season-best 100 free split of 44.75.
Herrera was named Male Diver of the Week after finishing first in both the 1- and 3-meter events in the Hurricanes’ meet versus Texas A&M and Incarnate Word. The sophomore posted a score of 401.40 in the 1-meter, 26.2 points ahead of the rest of the next-best finisher, and a score of 444.65 in the 3-meter, 58.1 points ahead of the rest of the field. Herrera’s scores were both NCAA zone qualifying marks.
Moffitt was named ACC Female Swimmer of the Week for the second time this season after leading North Carolina to three dual meet victories including wins over No. 10 Tennessee and No. 11 Indiana. The junior swept the 100 back, 200 back and 100 fly for the second consecutive meet, collecting NCAA B-cut times in all three events. Moffitt posted a season-best time of 52.85 in the 100 fly and a season-best butterfly split in the 200 medley relay, leading her team to a second-place finish.
Chaney earned Female Diver of the Week honors after placing in the top three in both diving events in a meet versus Texas A&M and Incarnate Word. The freshman finished first in the 1 meter with a score of 311.8 before finishing third in the 3 meter with a score of 321.25. Chaney was one of two divers at the meet to earn a top-three place showing in both events and posted NCAA zone qualifying scores in both events.