Dec. 5, 1997
Notre Dame Men Remain in First after Day Two of Notre Dame Invitational; Women in Second
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame men's swimming and diving team remains in first place after day two of the Notre Dame Invitational. The Irish have 614 points while Syracuse is in second place with 509 points. The Notre Dame women are currently in second place with 515 points and trail Michigan, which is in first place with 664 points.
On the men's side, sophomores Antonio Fonseca and Herb Huesman were the only winners for the Irish. Fonseca won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of :57.58 and Huesman easily won the three-meter diving competition with 552.80 points. Notre Dame junior Scott Zumbach placed second in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 3:59.73, and Notre Dame sophomore Ray Fitzpatrick finished second in the 200-yard freestyle as he swam to a time of 1:40.16.
On the women's side, senior Linda Gallo led the Irish as she finished second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:51.20, swam on Notre Dame's 200-yard medley relay team, which finished second with a time of 1:48.08, and swam anchor on Notre Dame's 800-yard freestyle relay, which finished second with a time of 7:37.97. Notre Dame sophomore Shannon Suddarth finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke and junior Brittany Kline placed third in the same event with a time of 1:05.69.
Numerous records fell on the second day of the Notre Dame Invitational. Michigan freshman Kasey Harris set a pool and meet record in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:19.07. Michigan also set records in the women's 200-yard indvidual medley relay and the women's 800-yard freestyle relay. Sophomore Miro Vucetic of Syracuse set the only other record as he swam to a time of 1:38.96 in the 200-yard freestyle.
The Notre Dame Invitational continues tomorrow with preliminaries starting at 10:00 a.m. and finals beginning at 6:30 p.m.