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    FIGHTING IRISH Senior Mikelle Masciantonio
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    Senior Mikelle Masciantonio
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    Jan. 30, 2014

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - With the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship meet just three weeks away, the No. 24 University of Notre Dame women's swimming and diving team returns to Rolfs Aquatic Center for the first time in 2.5 months Friday and Saturday for the the ninth-annual Shamrock Invitational.

    The Irish (6-5) are set to dual Big Ten foes Iowa and Northwestern while the Notre Dame men will battle the Hawkeyes and Missouri State. The two-day meet is broken down into three sessions: 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Saturday.

    Friday's action will be video streamed live on WatchND with Notre Dame students and veteran Irish broadcasters Rich Hidy and Andrew Bartolini on the call.

    The entire meet should be available via live results as well as the Meet Mobile App.  

    "What I like about the Shamrock meet is the timing of it," said head coach Brian Barnes. "It's a couple of weeks out from ACCs and it's three sessions. It will be great prep for the ACC meet as a lot of individuals will swim a lot of races. The meet will provide us some information about our conference team."

    Notre Dame is coming off a 171-129 loss at then-No. 14 Louisville (now tied for 13th), but has shown improvement has the year has gone on as evidenced by four dual wins in November and a dominating performance at the Hawkeye Invitational secured the Irish a first-place finish.

    Along the way, junior All-American Emma Reaney earned five ACC Women's Swimmer of the Week awards while junior diver Allison Casareto and sophomore diver Lindsey Streepey have earned one ACC Women's Diver of the Week award apiece.


     

     

    In addition, three relay teams are ranked in the top 25 in the country and six individuals are ranked in the top-50 nationally 10 times in eight different events. 

    Two of those ranked among the nation's best are seniors Christen McDonough and Kelly Ryan, who have had solid seasons in the breast and back strokes, respectively. McDonough and Ryan, along with Sarah Dotzel, Mikelle Masciantonio and Lauren Stauder will swim in their next to final home meet this weekend but will be honored with a pre-session senior day ceremony Saturday evening before the final session gets underway.   

    Schedule of Events

    Friday - 5 p.m.

    1. W: 200 Free Relay

    2. M: 200 Free Relay

    --10 Minute Break--

    3. W: 500 Free

    4. M: 500 Free

    5. W: 200 IM

    6. M: 200 IM

    7. W: 50 Free

    8. M: 50 Free

    --20 Minute Break--

    9. W: 1-Meter Dive

    10. M: 3-Meter Dive

    11. W: 400 Medley Relay

    12. M: 400 Medley Relay

    Saturday - 10 a.m.

    13. W: 200 Medley Relay

    14. M: 200 Medley Relay

    --10 Minute Break--

    15. W: 400 IM

    16. M: 400 IM

    17. W: 100 Fly

    18. M: 100 Fly

    19. W: 200 Free

    20. M: 200 Free

    21. W: 100 Breast

    22. M: 100 Breast

    23. W: 100 Back

    24. M: 100 Back

    --20 Minute Break--

    25. W: 800 Free Relay

    26. M: 800 Free Relay

    27. W: 3-Meter Dive

    28. M: 1-Meter Dive

    Saturday- 5 p.m.

    29. W: 1650 Free

    30. M: 1650 Free

    31. W: 200 Back

    32. M: 200 Back

    33. W: 100 Free

    34. M: 100 Free

    35. W: 200 Breast

    36. M: 200 Breast

    37. W: 200 Fly

    38. M: 200 Fly

    --20 Minute Break--

    39. W: 400 Free Relay

    40. M: 400 Free Relay

     

    2013-14 School Records

    200 Breaststroke

    Emma Reaney - 2:05.85

     

    ACC Rankings (Top 3 Only)

    100 Breaststroke

    1. Emma Reaney - 59.22

    200 Breaststroke

    1. Emma Reaney - 2:05.85

    200 IM

    1. Emma Reaney - 1:55.18

    100 Butterfly

    3. Courtney Whyte - 53.44

    400 Medley Relay

    1. Katie Miller / Reaney / Whyte / Kelly Ryan - 3:36.84

    200 Medley Relay

    2. Catherine Mulquin / Reaney / Catherine Galletti / Ryan - 1:39.80

     

    NCAA Rankings - Individual (Top 50 Only)

    200 Breaststroke

    1. Reaney - 2:05.85

    100 Breaststroke

    6. Reaney - 59.22

    22. Christen McDonough - 1:00.51

    200 IM

    6. Reaney - 1:55.18

    28. Miller - 1:58.16

    400 IM

    27. Miller - 4:12.06

    200 Backstroke

    35. Ryan - 1:55.75

    100 Butterfly

    T-43. Whyte - 53.44

    200 Butterfly

    29. Bridget Casey - 1:57.62 

    100 Backstroke

    T-50. Ryan - 53.87

    NCAA Rankings - Relays (Top 25 Only)

    200 Free Relay

    24. McDonough / Ryan / Galletti / Reaney - 1:31.55

    200 Medley Relay

    21. Mulquin / Reaney / Galletti / Ryan - 1:39.80

    400 Medley Relay

    15. Miller / Reaney / Whyte / Ryan - 3:36.84

    -- Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director

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