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Junior Emma Reaney looks to improve on her nationally-ranked times in the breaststroke this weekend.
 
Junior Emma Reaney looks to improve on her nationally-ranked times in the breaststroke this weekend.

Dec. 5, 2013

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – After three weeks of training since a mid-November dual sweep of Valparaiso (219-60) and Wisconsin (171-126), the University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team closes out the fall portion of the schedule this weekend as the Irish head to Iowa City, Iowa for the Hawkeye Invitational.

The three-day invitational is set up exactly as the NCAA Championships will be in March. Action at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center begins at 11 a.m. (ET) every day with finals slated for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. (ET) Sunday.

“We are prepared to perform well at this meet,” said head coach Brian Barnes. “We have gone back to hard work since our last meet and have really focused on the details of races on the swimming end.

“The fact that this meet has an NCAA format is great for us. It will help us gather a lot of information that we will be able to use at ACC’s and NCAA’s. Also we will have several individuals that will compete in a lot of events. It gives us a chance to see who can handle a large docket.”

Notre Dame will do battle with six other foes as Boise State, Denver, Iowa and Nebraska bring full squads while Washington State (Swimming Only) and Iowa State (Diving Only) bring partial teams.

Fans looking to follow the action can track the invitational through live stats or by paying for the video stream. Links for both are on UND.com and at the top of this release.

After going 0-3 against three ranked foes in October – No. 12 Auburn (180-120), No. 14 Indiana (155-145) and No. 17 Purdue (155.5-144.5) – the Irish stormed back in November with a perfect 4-0 mark as they took down ACC foes Pittsburgh (193-107) and Virginia Tech (162-138) in addition to the Crusaders and Badgers.

The divers will feel quite at home in Iowa as they competed at the same meet last season, taking eighth (96 points) against nationally-ranked teams that had full swimming and diving squads at the invitational.

National Rankings (Top 25 Only)

T-17. Emma Reaney – 100 Breast – 1:00.94 – 10/12/13

18. Emma Reaney – 200 Breast – 2:12.55 – 11/9/13

 

ACC Rankings (Top 8 Only)

4. Emma Reaney – 100 Breast – 1:00.94 – 10/12/13

4. Emma Reaney – 200 Breast – 2:12.55 – 11/9/13     

8. Mulquin/Reaney/Ryan/Bowen – 200 Free Relay – 1:33.96 – 10/11/13

8. Ryan/Reaney/Bessire/Miller – 400 Free Relay – 7:24.98 – 10/11/13

8. Mulquin/Reaney/Galletti/Ryan – 200 Medley Relay – 1:42.43 – 11/1/13

8. Mulquin/Reaney/Miller/Ryan – 400 Medley Relay – 3:44.10 – 11/16/13

ACC Weekly Honors

Oct. 16 - Emma Reaney (Women's Swimmer of the Week)

Nov. 6 - Emma Reaney (Women's Swimmer of the Week)

Nov. 20 - Emma Reaney (Women's Swimmer of the Week)

Nov. 20 - Allison Casareto (Women's Diver of the Week)

-- Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director

Hawkeye Invitational

Event Order 

Friday, December 6                                                                                        

 1. Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay - Finals Only
 2. Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay - Finals Only
 3. Women 500 Yard Freestyle - Prelims/Finals
 4. Men 500 Yard Freestyle - Prelims/Finals          
 5. Women 200 Yard Individual Medley - Prelims/Finals
 6. Men 200 Yard Individual Medley - Prelims/Finals
 7. Women 50 Yard Freestyle - Prelims/Finals
 8. Men 50 Yard Freestyle - Prelims/Finals
 9. Women 1 Meter Diving - Prelims/Finals
 10. Men 3 Meter Diving - Prelims/Finals          
 11. Women 400 Yard Medley Relay - Finals Only
 12. Men 400 Yard Medley Relay - Finals Only

 

Saturday, December 7

13.   Women 200 Yard Medley Relay - Finals Only
14.   Men 200 Yard Medley Relay - Finals Only
15.   Women 400 Yard Individual Medley - Prelims/Finals
16.   Men 400 Yard Individual Medley - Prelims/Finals
17.   Women 100 Yard Butterfly - Prelims/Finals
18.   Men 100 Yard Butterfly - Prelims/Finals
19.   Women 200 Yard Freestyle - Prelims/Finals
20.   Men 200 Yard Freestyle - Prelims/Finals
21.   Women 100 Yard Breaststroke - Prelims/Finals
22.   Men 100 Yard Breaststroke - Prelims/Finals
23.   Women 100 Yard Backstroke - Prelims/Finals
24.   Men100 Yard Backstroke - Prelims/Finals
25.   Women 3 Meter Diving - Prelims/Finals
26.   Men 1 Meter Diving - Prelims/Finals
27.   Women 800 Yard Freestyle Relay - Finals Only
28.   Men 800 Yard Freestyle Relay - Finals Only

 

Sunday, December 8

29.   Women 1650 Yard Freestyle - See below
30.   Men 1650 Yard Freestyle - See below
31.   Women 200 Yard Backstroke - Prelims/Finals
32.   Men 200 Yard Backstroke - Prelims/Finals
33.   Women 100 Yard Freestyle - Prelims/Finals
34.   Men 100 Yard Freestyle - Prelims/Finals
35.   Women  200 Yard Breaststroke - Prelims/Finals
36.   Men 200 Yard Breaststroke - Prelims/Finals
37.   Women 200 Yard Butterfly - Prelims/Finals
38.   Men 200 Yard Butterfly - Prelims/Finals
39.   Women Platform Diving - Prelims/Finals
40.   Men Platform Diving - Prelims/Finals
41.   Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay - Finals Only
42.   Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay - Finals Only                      

*All but the Top 8 competitors in the 1650 will compete at approximately 1:45 PM (heats will run slowest to fastest and alternate gender).  The Top 8 competitors of both the men’s and women’s 1650 will swim at the beginning of the finals session on Sunday, December 8.  An exact timeline of the 1650 heats will be distributed after the scratch deadline on Saturday evening. 

--ND--


 

 

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