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Dec. 4, 1997

Notre Dame Men Lead the Notre Dame Invitational after Day One; Women are Close Second

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame men's swimming and diving team is in first place after the first day of competition at the Notre Dame Invitational, while the Irish women are a close second.

Notre Dame leads the men's competition with 317 points, followed by Syracuse with 211. The Michigan women's team lead the Notre Dame women's squad by 53 points (304 to 251).

Notre Dame's depth on the men's side allowed them to stockpile points in many key events. In the 500-yard freestyle the men scored a total of 85 points, capturing second through fifth-place finishes. The Irish also captured second through fifth place in the 200 yard Individual Medley and third through sixth place in the 50 yard freestyle.

The Notre Dame men's relay team captured first place in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay with a time of 1:24.56. In diving, sophomore Herb Huesman came away with first placee with a score of 490.80 off the one-meter.

On the women's side, Notre Dame senior Linda Gallo set the new pool and meet record in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:52.61 besting the time set by Michigan's Linda Riker (4:53.98) only two heats earlier. Notre Dame gained considerable ground on Michigan in the diving part of the competition when sophomores Gina Kettelhohn and Rhiana Saunders took first and third, respectively, off the three-meter.

Numerous records fell on the first day of the Notre Dame Invitational. Syracuse alone toppled three meet records and two pool records. Syracuse junior Dan Karlsson recorded a 1:51.44 in the 200-yard individual medley, and in the 50-yard freestyle, Syracuse junior Jose Gonzalez beat out his previous record of 20.67 set in the morning's preliminaries with a time of 20.63. In the the last event of the evening Syracuse's 400-yard medley relay team beat the two year-old meet record set by Pittsburgh by swimming to a time of 3:23.66.

Michigan's women's team won four events, setting pool and meet records in each of their victories. Their 200 yard freestyle relay team bested Kansas' 1994 record of 1:36.63 with a time of 1:33.69. Two events later Wolverine freshman Kasey Harris swam a 2:02.63 in the 200-yard individual medley to break Kristen Nilsen's meet record of 2:04.30. In the 50-yard freestyle Jennifer Crisman recorded a 23.34 to qualify for the NCAA B meet breakingpool and meet records in the process. Also qualifying for the NCAA B meet was Michigan's 400 yard Medley Relay team, which swam a 3:47.90 and shattered the previous meet record of 3:52.38 set by Kansas in 1995.

The Notre Dame Invitational continues tomorrow with the preliminaries taking place at 10:00 a.m. at the Rolfs Aquatic Center, and the finals starting at 6:30 p.m.

Event Calendar

Delta

September 30
4:00 PM
Michigan State/Iowa
East Lansing, Mich. (McCaffree Pool)
October 7
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 8
11:00 AM
Indiana State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 21
4:00 PM
Georgia Tech/Emory
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
October 22
11:00 AM
Georgia Tech/Emory
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
October 28
All Day
Purdue/Miami/Rutgers
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
November 4
5:00 PM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 5
11:00 AM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 17
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 18
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 19
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
January 12
5:00 PM
Illinois/Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 13
11:00 AM
Illinois/Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 14
1:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, IL
January 20
3:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, KY
January 21
1:00 PM
IUPUI
Indianapolis, IN
January 27
5:00 PM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 28
10:00 AM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 4
1:00 PM
Ball State
Muncie, IN
February 11
All Day
Michigan 1st Chance Invite
Ann Arbor, MI
February 12
All Day
Michigan 1st Chance Invite
Ann Arbor, MI
February 15
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
February 16
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
February 17
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
February 18
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
March 9
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 10
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 11
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 15
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 16
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 17
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 18
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN

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