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    FIGHTING IRISH Junior Emma Reaney broke the ACC record and the ACC Championship meet record in the 200 IM Thursday night.
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    Junior Emma Reaney broke the ACC record and the ACC Championship meet record in the 200 IM Thursday night.
    FIGHTING IRISH

    Feb. 20, 2014

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    GREENSBORO, N.C. - University of Notre Dame women's swimming and diving standout Emma Reaney made a statement to the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference Thursday night with a dominating performance in the 200 IM as she claimed the first ACC individual championship in program history.

    Reaney, who swam a leg of the school-record 200 medley relay team Wednesday night, lowered her own school mark in the 200 IM with an NCAA "A" cut time of 1:54.92 to breeze past the field in 2.26 seconds. The time broke her own ACC record and also broke the ACC Championship meet record that was originally set by Virginia's Megan Evo (1:56.17) in 2009.   

     "Emma is just a competitor," said head coach Brian Barnes. "I wanted her to be at the front of the pack after the first 100 and she did that. At that point she made it her heat. Look at her breaststroke splits. She is the best breaststroker in the conference. It was a fun race to watch."

    Notre Dame teammates Katie Miller (10th - 1:58.81) and Genevieve Bradford (19th - 2:00.46) both notched NCAA "B" cuts in the event.

    After entering the day in a tie for fourth, the Irish will begin day three in sixth place (264.5 points) but have some strong competitors set to compete Friday, including Reaney in the 100 breaststroke.

    The Irish opened Thursday night with a ninth-place showing in the 200 free relay as the foursome of senior Christen McDonough, freshman Catherine Mulquin, sophomore Genevieve Heidkamp and junior Courtney Whyte finish the race in 1:32.71.

    On the first day of diving, sophomore Lindsey Streepey placed sixth on the 1-meter, totaling 315.00 points to earn 24 points for the Irish. Despite not making the finals, sophomore Emma Gaboury (11th - 289.70) and junior Allison Casareto (12th - 282.20) earned 31 points towards Notre Dame's team score.

    Elsewhere on day two, junior Bridget Casey tied for 21st in the 500 free (4:52.65) "C" final and senior Kelly Ryan (20th - 23.16) and McDonough (21st - 23.18) competed in the 50 free "C" final.  

    "I'm not disappointed about today," said Barnes. "I'm really proud with how the team responded. Bridget (Casey), Katie (Miller), Emma (Reaney) and Genevieve (Bradford) all dropped their times tonight. I told them afterwards that it's a seven-session meet. I like this group because they are smart, resourceful, work their tails off and care about this team."

    Friday's action gets underway at 11 a.m. (ET) with the 400 IM prelims. Other events on day three will be the 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and the 3-meter dive. Follow @NDwSwimming and @NDsidRuss for updates throughout the meet. Live results are also available through the live results link at the top of the story.  

    Team Standings (Through Six Events)
    1. Virginia - 516
    2. NC State - 362
    3. Florida State - 357
    4. North Carolina - 346
    5. Virginia Tech - 273
    6. Notre Dame - 264.5
    7. Duke - 202
    8. Miami - 194.5
    9. Pittsburgh - 192.5
    10. Georgia Tech - 174.5
    11. Boston College - 98
    12. Clemson - 17

    Irish At The ACC Championships

    NCAA A Cuts (2)
    200 Medley Relay (3rd - 1:37.61) - Catherine Mulquin / Emma Reaney / Courtney Whyte / Kelly Ryan (School Record)
    200 IM (1st - 1:54.92): Emma Reaney (School Record)

    NCAA B Cuts (3) (Finals Only)
    800 Free Relay (6th - 7:11.92) - Emma Reaney / Kelly Ryan / Katie Miller / Suzanne Bessire
    200 IM (10th - 1:58.81) - Katie Miller
    200 IM (19th - 2:00.46) - Genevieve Bradford

    School Records (2)
    200 Medley Relay (3rd - 1:37.61) - Catherine Mulquin / Emma Reaney / Courtney Whyte / Kelly Ryan
    200 IM (1st - 1:54.92): Emma Reaney

    ACC Championships (1)
    200 IM (1:54.92): Emma Reaney (School Record)

    All-ACC Honors
    200 Medley Relay (3rd - 1:37.61) - Catherine Mulquin / Emma Reaney / Courtney Whyte / Kelly Ryan (School Record)
    200 IM (1st - 1:54.92): Emma Reaney (School Record)

    Individual Results (Finals Only)
    Catherine Mulquin (Freshman)
    3rd - 200 Medley Relay (1:37.61 - School Record) - All-ACC
    9th - 200 Free Relay (1:32.71)

    Emma Reaney (Junior)
    3rd - 200 Medley Relay (1:37.61 - School Record) - All-ACC
    6th - 800 Free Relay (7:11.92)
    1st- 200 IM (1:54.92): Emma Reaney (School Record) - All-ACC

    Courtney Whyte (Junior)
    3rd - 200 Medley Relay (1:37.61 - School Record) - All-ACC
    9th - 200 Free Relay (1:32.71)

    Kelly Ryan (Senior)
    3rd - 200 Medley Relay (1:37.61 - School Record) - All-ACC
    6th - 800 Free Relay (7:11.92)
    20th - 50 Free (23.16)

    Katie Miller (Freshman)
    6th - 800 Free Relay (7:11.92)
    10th - 200 IM (1:58.81)

    Suzanne Bessire (Junior)
    6th - 800 Free Relay (7:11.92)

    Lindsey Streepey (Sophomore)
    6th - 1-Meter Dive (315.00 points)

    Christen McDonough (Senior)
    9th - 200 Free Relay (1:32.71)
    21st - 50 Free (23.18)

    Genevieve Heidkamp (Sophomore)
    9th - 200 Free Relay (1:32.71)

    Bridget Casey (Junior)
    T-21st - 500 Free (4:52.65)

    Genevieve Bradford (Sophomore)
    19th - 200 IM (2:00.46)

    --Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director

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