Irish Women's Swimming Wins ND Invitational; Men Finish Second
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Notre Dame's women's swimmers won the Notre Dame Invitational with 1053.5 points, ahead of Connecticut (886.5) and Milwaukee (24.0).
The Irish were led by senior Erin Brooks' meet record 2:02.61 time in the finals of the 200 backstroke. Linda Gallo won the 1650 freestyle for the Irish with a time of 17:12.11, Courtney South won the 100 freestyle at :53.10, Shannon Suddarth won the 200 breaststroke at 2:23.11, and Alison Newell won the 200 butterfly at 2:06.11. The 400 freestyle relay team of Linda Gallo, Alison Newell, Karen Daylor and Courtney South won with a time of 3:33.20.
The men's team lost by one point, finishing second to Connecticut, 922.5 to 921.5. The Irish led through much of the meet, with freshman John Lubker winning the 1650 freestyle at 15:55.43, and sophomore Scott Zumbach the 200 butterfly at 1:52.95, but Connecticut's 400 freestyle relay team pulled out the win in the final race with a time of 3:03.54, less than four seconds ahead of the Irish.
The women's team will see action next at Hawaii on December 30. The men's team returns to action in January, at the Longhorn Diving competition Jan. 5-7.
December 6, 1996
Irish Women Maintain Lead After Second Day of Notre Dame Invitational
The Notre Dame women's swim team maintained its lead following the second day of the three-day
Notre Dame Invitational.
The Irish women have 290-point lead
over second-place Connecticut with Notre Dame outscoring the
Two women's meet records were set this evening. The Notre Dame
women's 200-yard medley relay team of Allison Hollis, Brittany
Kline, Alison Newell and Courtney South finished with a time of
1:49.25, eclipsing the old mark of 1:49.33 set by Kansas on
December 1, 1995.
Erin Brooks set the third meet record of the evening when she
eclisped her own meet record of 58.07 in the 100-yard
backstroke as she finished with a time of 57.82.
Other winners for Notre Dame were: Anne Iacobucci in the
400-yard individual medley (4:36.95); Liz Barger won the
100-yard butterfly with a time of 58:09; Linda Gallo took first
in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.01).
The Notre Dame women's 800-yard freestyle relay team of Liz
Barger, Courtney South, Alison Newell and Linda Gallon was
victorious with a time of 7:43.44.
December 5, 1996
Irish Women Take Lead After Day One of Notre Dame Invitational
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Through the first day at the Notre Dame Invitational, Notre Dame's women's swimming team stands in first place. The three-day Invitational which features four men's teams and three women's teams, continues tomorrow and concludes Sunday.
Notre Dame's women's team won four of the six events and leads Connecticut by 46 points. Junior Linda Gallo was a double winner, claiming first place in both 200-yard freestyle relay and the 500-yard freestyle. Freshman Gina Ketelhohn won the three-meter diving and Notre Dame also captured first place in the 400-yard medley relay.
Tomorrow's action at the Rolfs Aquatic Center begins with qualifying heats at 10:30 a.m. with race finals beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Women's Standings Through Thursday
1. Notre Dame --- 364.5
2. Connecticut --- 318.5
3. Milwaukee --- 12.0