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    FIGHTING IRISH Freshman Katie Miller won the 400 IM Saturday night.
    FIGHTING IRISH
    Freshman Katie Miller won the 400 IM Saturday night.
    FIGHTING IRISH

    Dec. 7, 2013

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    IOWA CITY, Iowa - After an impressive day one at the Hawkeye Invitational saw the University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team win four events, the Irish continued putting on a show on day two as they won two events highlighted by Katie Miller’s dominating performance in the 400 IM.   

    "Our team is being tough this weekend as they are all having to swim a lot of races," said head coach Brian Barnes. "But good things are happening. We are getting best times as a team. That's good to see. We are learning about the team this weekend. We are showing that we have depth." 

    Notre Dame increased its lead to 82.5 points as the Irish have put up 552 points in two days. Second place Boise State has 469.5 points while Nebraska is in a distant third (317 points).

    The Irish kicked Saturday night off in style by taking the 200 medley relay in 1:39.80 as freshman Catherine Mulquin, junior Emma Reaney, sophomore Catherine Galletti and senior Kelly Ryan by .73 seconds over Boise State.

    Miller followed her 200 medley relay teammates with a convincing performance in the 400 IM as she won by over a second with a meet record performance (4:12.06) that was also an NCAA B cut. Joining Miller in the 400 IM was junior Bridget Casey, who placed fifth with a time of 4:20.23).

    "She organized a pretty good race," said Barnes. "She had a good game plan going into it by using what she learned in prelims. I was excited to see what she did in the night session. She is a tough kid." 

    Notre Dame had quite the representation in the 100 fly as junior Courtney Whyte and Galletti tied for fourth with an NCAA B cut time of 53.97 while sophomore Genevieve Heidkamp took eighth in 56.11.

    Despite just missing out on an NCAA A cut (59.22), Reaney suffered a rare loss in the 100 breast as she took second to Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Emily McClellan, who powered to a meet and pool record NCAA A cut time of 58.76. Trailing just behind Reaney in third and claiming an NCAA B cut time of 1:01.21 was McDonough.   

    The Irish turned in a dominating performance in the 100 back, qualifying four for the finals. In the nightcap, Ryan took second (53.87), Mulquin placed fourth (54.75), Galletti claimed sixth (54.90) and Whyte finished seventh (54.95). All four times were NCAA B cuts and helped Notre Dame pick up 57 points in the event.

    In the 3-meter dive, the Irish added to their overall lead as Lindsey Streepey took second (330.25 points), Allison Casareto secured fourth (313.30 points) and Emma Gaboury placed seventh (292.60 points).  

    Notre Dame closed out the evening with a runner-up finish in the 800 free as Ryan, Reaney, Miller and sophomore Suzanne Bessire touched the pad in 7:19.94.

    The final day gets underway at 10 a.m. with the 200 back. Other events on day three are the 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1,650 free and platform.

    Notre Dame Victories

    200 Free Relay: 1:31.55 (Christen McDonough / Kelly Ryan / Catherine Galletti / Emma Reaney)

    Allison Casareto: 1-Meter Dive – 302.55

    Emma Reaney: 200 IM – 1:55.65

    400 Medley Relay: 3:36.84 (Katie Miller / Emma Reaney / Courtney Whyte / Kelly Ryan)

    200 Medley Relay: 1:39.80 (Catherine Mulquin / Emma Reaney / Catherine Galletti / Kelly Ryan)

    Katie Miller: 400 IM – 4:12.06

     

    Notre Dame Runner-Up Finishes

    Lindsey Streepey: 3-Meter Dive – 330.25 Points

    Emma Reaney: 100 Breast – 59.22

    Kelly Ryan: 100 Back – 53.87

    800 Free Relay: 7:19.94 (Kelly Ryan / Emma Reaney / Katie Miller / Suzanne Bessire)

     

    Pool Records

    Emma Reaney: 200 IM – 1:55:18 - Prelims

     

    Meet Records

    Emma Reaney: 200 IM – 1:55:18 – Prelims

    400 Medley Relay: 3:36.84 (Katie Miller / Emma Reaney / Courtney Whyte / Kelly Ryan) – Finals

    Katie Miller: 400 IM – 4:12.06 – Finals

     

    NCAA Cuts

    Catherine Galletti: 100 Fly – 53.95 – Prelims (B Cut)

    Catherine Galletti: 100 Back – 54.42 – Prelims (B Cut)

    Catherine Galletti: 100 Fly – 53.97 – Finals (B Cut)

    Catherine Galletti: 100 Back – 54.90 – Finals (B Cut)

     

    Christen McDonough: 100 Breast – 1:00.51 – Prelims (B Cut)

    Christen McDonough: 100 Breast – 1:01.21 – Finals (B Cut)

     

    Katie Miller: 200 IM – 1:58.16 – Finals (B Cut)

    Katie Miller: 200 IM – 1:59.47 - Prelims (B Cut)

    Katie Miller: 400 IM – 4:15.45 – Prelims (B Cut)

    Katie Miller: 400 IM – 4:12.06 – Finals (B Cut)

     

    Catherine Mulquin: 100 Back – 54.74 – Prelims (B Cut)

    Catherine Mulquin: 100 Back – 54.75 – Finals (B Cut)

     

    Emma Reaney: 200 IM – 1:55:18 - Prelims (A Cut)

    Emma Reaney: 200 IM – 1:55.65 – Finals (A Cut)

    Emma Reaney: 100 Breast – 59.49 – Prelims (B Cut)

    Emma Reaney: 100 Breast – 59.22 – Finals (B Cut)

     

    Kelly Ryan: 50 Free – 22.92 - Prelims (B Cut)

    Kelly Ryan: 50 Free – 22.92 – Finals (B Cut)

    Kelly Ryan: 100 Back – 55.04 – Prelims (B Cut)

    Kelly Ryan: 100 Back – 53.87 – Finals (B Cut)

     

    Courtney Whyte: 100 Fly – 53.44 – Prelims (B Cut)

    Courtney Whyte: 100 Back – 54.45 – Prelims (B Cut)

    Courtney Whyte: 100 Fly – 53.97 – Finals (B Cut)

    Courtney Whyte: 100 Back – 54.95 – Finals (B Cut)

     

    A Finals

    Bridget Casey (500 Free, 400 IM)

    Emma Reaney (200 IM, 100 Breast)

    Katie Miller (200 IM, 400 IM)

    Genevieve Bradford (200 IM)

    Kelly Ryan (50 Free, 200 Free, 100 Back)

    Christen McDonough (50 Free, 100 Breast)

    Courtney Whyte (100 Fly, 100 Back)

    Catherine Galletti (100 Fly, 100 Back)

    Genevieve Heidkamp (100 Fly)

    Catherine Mulquin (100 Back)

     

    B Finals

    Molly Barry (500 Free)

    Erin Foley (500 Free)

    Suzanne Bessire (200 IM, 200 Free)

    Catherine Galletti (50 Free)

    Catherine Mulquin (50 Free)

    Anna Grainger (400 IM)

    Melissa Scott (400 IM, 100 Fly)

    Bridget Casey (100 Fly)

    Genevieve Bradford (100 Breast)

    Danielle Margheret (100 Breast)

     

    C Finals

    Melissa Scott (200 IM)

    Sydney Golic (200 IM)

    Mikelle Masciantonio (200 Free)

    Lauren Stauder (100 Breast)

    Anna Grainger (100 Back)

    Elizabeth House (200 Free)

     

    Diving Qualifiers

    Allison Casareto (1M, 3M)

    Lindsey Streepey (1M, 3M)

    Emma Gaboury (1M, 3M)

    -- Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director

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