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    Jan. 10, 1998

    Notre Dame Women's Swimming Wins Double Dual Meet at Hawaii

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    Linda Gallo.

    HONOLULU - Notre Dame's women's swimming and diving team defeated Hawaii and Iowa in a double dual-meet action in Honolulu. The Irish beat the Hawkeyes 140-91 and host Hawaii 157-84 to conclude their Hawaiian trip and improve their record to 4-0. Notre Dame returns to the pool when it plays host to BIG EAST rival Miami on Fri., Jan. 16, at 4:00 p.m.

    The Irish won seven of the 13 events, led by senior Linda Gallo who set a school record for the second consecutive meet. Gallo won both the 200 freestyle in 1:51.65 and the 1000 freestyle in record time of 10:01.38, better than her 10:04.50 that she set last year. She also placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke.

    Other winners for Notre Dame were freshman Kristen Van Saun in the 500 freestyle in 5:00.96 and Carrie Nixon won the 50 freestyle in 24.17. Sophomores Rhiana Saunders and Gina Ketelhohn swept the one-meter and three-meter diving events. Tiffany O'Brien, Brittany Kline, Liz Barger and Carrie Nixon teamed to open the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay.

    Results
    Notre Dame 140, Iowa 91
    Notre Dame 157, Hawaii 84
    January 9, 1998
    Honolulu, Hawaii
        
    200 Medley Relay
    1.  Notre Dame A    1:49.38
    (O'Brien, Kline, Barger, Nixon)
    3.  Notre Dame B    1:53.33
    (Vendt, Suddarth, Herrera, South)
    1000 Freestyle
    1.  Linda Gallo 10:01.38
    3.  Alison Newell   10:36.65
    7.  Laurie Kelleher 11:41.48
    200 Freestyle
    1.  Linda Gallo 1:51.65
    5.  Brenda Reilly   2:00.64
    6.  Leticia Herrera 2:00.86
    7.  Jill Matalavage 2:06.00
    50 Freestyle
    1.  Carrie Nixon    24.17
    8.  Courtney South  25.86
    11.  Anne Iacobucci 27.02
    200 Individual Medley
    1.  Eliza Werth, UH 2:10.83
    2.  Kristen Van Saun    2:10.89
    3.  Tiffany O'Brien 2:13.36
    7.  Laura Shepard   2:17.03
    One-Meter Diving
    1.  Rhiana Saunders 256.95
    2.  Gina Ketelhohn  256.35
    5.  Jessica Johnstone   250.58
    6.  Karli Richards  244.25
    100 Butterfly
    1.  Loredana Zisu, IA   58.64
    2.  Alison Newell   59.64
    3.  Shannon Suddarth    59.79
    9.  Kathleen Rimkus 1:03.24
    10.  Courtney South 1:04.30
    100 Freestyle
    1.  Stacey Wertz, IA    53.17
    3.  Kristen Van Saun    55.20
    6.  Allison Vendt   56.55
    7.  Brenda Reilly   56.63
    100 Backstroke
    1.  Kara Schmitz, IA    1:00.27
    2.  Tiffany O'Brien 1:01.92
    4.  Meghan Eckstein 1:03.29
    7.  Liz Barger  1:04.71
    8.  Kim Ricks   1:07.14
    500 Freestyle
    1.  Kristen Van Saun    5:00.96
    3.  Leticia Herrera 5:16.81
    7.  Laurie Kelleher 5:58.14
    Three-Meter Diving
    1.  Gina Ketelhohn  287.24
    3.  Rhiana Saunders 257.10
    4.  Karli Richards  255.30
    5.  Jessica Johnstone   247.25
    100 Breaststroke
    1.  Andrea Pennington, IA   1:07.33
    4.  Linda Gallo 1:09.92
    6.  Anne Iacobucci  1:12.27
    200 Free Relay
    1.  Hawaii  1:42.69
    2.  Notre Dame  1:44.44
    (Rimkus, Barger, Kline, Ricks)
    
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