Nov. 22, 1997
Notre Dame Moves into Second Place at Minnesota Invitational
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Notre Dame's defending BIG EAST
champion women's swimming team moved into second place on the
second of three days of competition at the Minnesota
Invitational at the University of Minneapolis, site of the 1998
NCAA women's swimming championships. The Irish are in second
place with 559 points while the host Golden Gophers lead with
766. Notre Dame entered the day behind Wisconsin but edged
past the Badgers, who have 552 points.
Notre Dame had its best results in the 200 by sweeping the top
two spots and five of the top 12 in that event. Linda Gallo
won the 200 free in 1:51.47 with Kristen Van Saun right behind
in 1:51.87. All-American Shannon Suddarth took second in the
400 individual medley and sixth in the 100 breaststroke.
Carrie Nixon and Liz Barger finished fourth and fifth in the
In the three-meter diving competition, Rhiana Saunders and
Jessica Johnstone finished fifth and sixth while Gina Ketelhohn
was eighth. The Irish 800 freestyle relay team placed second
while the 200 medley relay team was sixth.