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    FIGHTING IRISH Kelly Ryan finished seventh in the 200 back at the U.S. Open in Indianapolis last week.
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    Kelly Ryan finished seventh in the 200 back at the U.S. Open in Indianapolis last week.
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    Aug. 14, 2012

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - A pair of Notre Dame women's swimming and diving standouts turned in strong showings at the 2012 U.S. Open in Indianapolis, Ind., last week, as 2012-13 captains Kim Holden and Kelly Ryan combined for five top-15 finishes and five finals swims.

    The all-BIG EAST performers each competed in three long course (meters) events.

    Ryan, who was a 2012 All-American in the 200 back, finished seventh in the event (2:13.64). The Hinsdale, Ill., product also finished 12th in the 100 back (1:02.52) and 37th in the 100 free (57.82).

    Holden, who earned four all-BIG EAST scrolls in February, placed 11th in the 100 fly (1:00.69), 17th in the 100 back (1:02.27) and 19th in the 200 back (2:13.77).  

    The Irish return to campus this week to begin preparations for the 2012-13 campaign. They open the season on Oct. 12 with the Dennis Stark Relays at Rolfs Aquatic Center.

    Results

    100 Free (Prelims)
    37. Kelly Ryan - 57.82

    200 Back (Prelims)
    6. Kelly Ryan - 2:12.68
    17. Kim Holden - 2:14.81

    200 Back (Finals)
    7. Kelly Ryan - 2:13.64 (Championship Finals)
    19. Kim Holden - 2:13.77 (Third In Bonus Finals)

    100 Fly (Prelims)
    15. Kim Holden - 1:01.40

    100 Fly (Finals)
    11. Kim Holden - 1:00.69 (Third In Consolation Finals)


     

     

    100 Back (Prelims)
    16. Kelly Ryan - 1:02.92
    17. Kim Holden - 1:03.02

    100 Back (Finals)
    12. Kelly Ryan - 1:02.52 (Consolation Finals)
    17. Kim Holden - 1:02.27 (Won Bonus Finals)

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