March 15, 2018
by Tony Jones
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team established a program record in the 200 freestyle relay to highlight action on the second day of the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s and Diving Championships Thursday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
The Irish 200 freestyle relay lineup of Carly Quast, Sofia Revilak, Abbie Dolan and Lauren Heller posted a prelim swim of 1:28.81 to edge past last season’s record time of 1:28.93 set by Katie Smith, Catherine Mulquin, Dolan and Revilak. Notre Dame finished the event in 18th place.
In 500 freestyle prelims, Lindsay Stone logged a time of 4:45.52 to finish in 52nd place. Stone set the Notre Dame program record in the event at 4:42.85 earlier this year as part of what has been a standout freshman debut.
A pair of Irish swimmers took to the water in heats during 50 freestyle prelims. Dolan placed 39th in the field with a time of :22.56, while Quast touched the wall with a time of :22.61 to finish in 44th place.
Off the 1-meter diving board, Erin Isola finished 43rd during afternoon trials with a score of 249.35 points. Teammate Kelly Straub was just behind in 44th place with 249.30 points.
Notre Dame is back in action on Friday with three athletes taking part in individual events on day three of the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. Abbie Dolan is set to represent the Irish in the 200 freestyle, while Carly Quast and Alice Treuth are entered in the 100 backstroke. Entering the NCAA meet, Dolan ranked 44th in the country with a top time of 1:44.90 in the 200 freestyle. Quast is rated 26th in the 100 backstroke with a time of :52.27, with Treuth slotted 53rd nationally with a top time of :52.84 in the 100 back.
Tony Jones, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2012 and coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame softball, men’s soccer and swimming and diving programs. A native of Jamestown, New York, Jones is a 2011 graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and prior to arriving at Notre Dame held positions at the University of Louisiana Monroe and with the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills.