March 22, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming team turned in another strong morning Saturday on the final day of competition at the 2014 NCAA Championships as four individuals competed in three different events throughout the session.
Junior Emma Reaney secured her third All-America trophy of the championships as she qualified second in the 200 breaststroke, while freshman Katie Miller shattered her personal best in the 200 back to finish 30 spots higher than she entered the meet.
Reaney, who has already finished seventh in the 200 IM and fourth in the 100 breast at this year’s championships, will enter the Saturday night session just behind Olympian Breeja Larson (2:05.03). Reaney broke the American record in the event at the ACC Championships with a time of 2:04.34.
Miller entered the 200 back seeded 52nd with a time of 1:56.45 but demolished that previous mark as she jumped all the way up to 22nd with a time of 1:54.76.
Elsewhere in the prelims, senior Christen McDonough closed out her spectacular final season with the Irish by finishing 50th in the 200 breast (2:14.99) and junior Bridget Casey closed out her second consecutive NCAA Championships with a 32nd place showing in the 200 fly (1:57.93).
Saturday night finals get underway at 8 p.m. and can be followed through ESPN3 and live results in addition to @NDwSwimming on Twitter.
T-19. Notre Dame: 28 Points
Emma Reaney: 200 IM / 100 Breaststroke / 200 Breaststroke
Emma Reaney: 100 Breaststroke (57.79)
NCAA Championship Complete Results
Emma Reaney: 1:55.01 (4th - Prelims) / 1:56.15 (7th - Finals)
Katie Miller: 1:57.54 (22nd - Prelims)
Katie Miller: 4:11.66 (25th - Prelims)
Bridget Casey: 4:17.16 (45th - Prelims)
Emma Reaney: 58.08 (2nd - Prelims) / 57.79 (3rd – Finals)
Christen McDonough: 1:00.65 (27th - Prelims)
Emma Reaney: 2:05.29 (2nd – Prelims)
Christen McDonough: 2:14.99 (50th - Prelims)
Katie Miller: 1:54.76 (22nd – Prelims)
Bridget Casey: 1:57.93 (32nd – Prelims)
200 Medley Relay
Catherine Mulquin / Emma Reaney / Courtney Whyte / Kelly Ryan: 1:38.00 (18th - Prelims)
400 Medley Relay
Catherine Mulquin / Emma Reaney / Courtney Whyte / Kelly Ryan: 3:36.28 (22nd - Prelims)
800 Free Relay
Kelly Ryan / Emma Reaney / Suzanne Bessire / Katie Miller: 7:11.63 (7th – Prelims / Timed Finals)
--Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director