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    Nov. 21, 1997

    Notre Dame in Third Place After First Day at Minnesota Invitational

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Notre Dame's women's swimming and diving team stands in third place out of five teams at Minnesota Invitational at the University Aquatic Center Dorothy L. Sheppard Pool, site of the 1998 NCAA women's swimming championships. Freshman Carrie Nixon won the 50 freestyle for the Irish, who trail second-place Wisconsin by just four points while Minnesota is ahead of Notre Dame by 93 points.

    Notre Dame finished third in both the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 medley relay. The best results for the Irish came in the 500 freestyle with three of the top seven places and four of the top nine. Linda Gallo finished third, Kristen Van Saun fifth, Brenda Reilly seventh and Alison Newell was ninth.

    Sophomore All-American Shannon Suddarth took fourth in the 200 individual medley. Nixon was the only Irish winner on the first night, claiming the 50 freestyle title in 23.63. In the one-meter diving competition, sophomores Gina Ketelhohn and Rhiana Saunders placed fourth and fifth while freshman Jessica Johnstone was 11th.

    Scoring and Results after Day One

    Minnesota Invitational
    at the University Aquatic Center
    Dorothy L. Sheppard Pool, University of Minnesota.

    Women's Scoring
    Minnesota   331
    Wisconsin   242
    Notre Dame  238
    Iowa        192
    Iowa State   95

    Women 200 R-Free:
    1.A - Relay, WISC 1:36.35;
    2.A - Relay, MINN 1:36.59;
    3.A - Relay, NDAME 1:36.69;
    4.B - Relay, MINN 1:37.63;
    5.A - Relay, IOWA 1:38.36;
    6.B - Relay, WISC 1:39.78;
    7.A - Relay, ISU 1:39.84;
    8.B - Relay, IOWA 1:40.55;
    9.C - Relay, WISC 1:41.13;
    10.A - Relay, NODAK 1:41.39;
    11.B - Relay, NDAME 1:41.78;
    12.B - Relay, ISU 1:43.36;
    13.C - Relay, MINN 1:43.42;
    14.A - Relay, OLAF 1:43.55;
    15.B - Relay, NODAK 1:44.27;
    16.B - Relay, OLAF 1:47.20.

    Women 500 Free:
    1.Olga Splichalova, MINN 4:51.75;
    2.Linda Gallo, NDAME 4:53.61;
    3.Ileana Buciu, IOWA 4:53.91;
    4.Amy Anderson, WISC 4:56.07;
    5.Kristen Vansaun, NDAME 4:58.38;
    6.Kimberly Wilson, MINN 4:59.97;
    7.Brenda Reilly, NDAME 5:00.67;
    8.Courtney Coleman, WISC 5:02.67;
    9.Alison Newell, NDAME 5:01.16;
    10.Jenny Hennen, MINN 5:02.23;
    11.Jamie Belfore, WISC 5:03.06;
    12.Marta Knowles, MINN 5:03.20;
    13.Stacey Wertz, IOWA 5:03.83;
    14.Ellen Stonebraker, WISC 5:07.00;
    15.Amy Mickschl, MINN 5:07.58;
    16.Leti Herrera, NDAME 5:13.12.

    Women 200 IM:
    1.Susie Topp, WISC 2:04.02;
    2.Gina Panighetti, WISC 2:05.07;
    3.Emily Deppe, MINN 2:05.17;
    4. Shannon Suddarth, NDAME 2:06.70;
    5.Ann Cahoy, MINN 2:06.99;
    6. Jen Delong, MINN 2:07.63;
    7.Loredana Zisu, IOWA 2:08.22;
    8. Katy Christoferson, MINN 2:08.69;
    9.Andrea Simakova, MINN 2:07.76;
    10.Kate McMillan, MINN 2:09.26;
    11.Amy Munz, WISC 2:09.28;
    12.Andrea Pennington, IOWA 2:10.24;
    13. Liz Barger, NDAME 2:10.58;
    14.A-Lisa Miles, ISU 2:10.74;
    15.Elizabeth Pierce, MINN 2:10.78;
    16. Tiffany O'Brien, NDAME 2:11.26.

    Women 50 Free:
    1. Carrie Nixon, NDAME 23.63;
    2.Jocelyn Picl, WISC 23.95;
    3.Meghan Sonstegard, MINN 24.07;
    4.Stacey Wertz, IOWA 24.22;
    5.Erin Vostad, NMU 24.30;
    6. Terri Jashinsky, MINN 24.31;
    7.Val Nordquist, NMU 24.52;
    8.Sara Cotter, IOWA 24.70;
    9.Lyndsey Lewman, IOWA 24.41;
    10.Gretchen Hegener, MINN 24.65;
    11. Laura Shepard, NDAME 24.67;
    12.Sarah Doeden, NODAK 24.68;
    13.Krissy Berglund, MINN 24.75;
    14.Jaina McClure, MINN 24.93;
    15.Beth Shimanski, MINN 24.99;
    16. Andrea Lund, WISC 25.12.

    Women 400 R-Medley:
    1.A - Relay, MINN 3:49.19;
    2.A - Relay, WISC 3:50.44;
    3.A - Relay, NDAME 3:52.67;
    4.B - Relay, MINN 3:54.12;
    5.A - Relay, IOWA 3:54.29;
    6.B - Relay, NDAME 3:55.99;
    7.C - Relay, MINN 3:56.16;
    8.B - Relay, WISC 3:58.93;
    9. A - Relay, ISU 3:59.32;
    10.A - Relay, NMU 4:00.18;
    11.D - Relay, MINN 4:01.08;
    12.B - Relay, IOWA 4:05.47;
    13.C - Relay, WISC 4:06.47;
    14.B - Relay, ISU 4:07.84;
    15.A - Relay, NODAK 4:08.91;
    16.A - Relay, OLAF 4:12.72.

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