March 14, 2018
by Tony Jones
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team kicked off competition at the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday night at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
The Irish 800 freestyle relay narrowly missed out on a point-scoring swim, taking 23rd place with a time of 7:05.71. Stanford earned the top spot in the field with a time of 6:46.93 to set a pool record.
Day two of the NCAA Championships resumes on Thursday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Notre Dame will feature the team of Abbie Dolan, Carly Quast, Lauren Heller and Sofia Revilak in the 200 freestyle relay, while Lindsay Stone (500 freestyle), Dolan (50 freestyle), Quast (50 freestyle), Erin Isola (1-meter diving) and Kelly Straub (1-meter diving) will compete in individual events for the Irish.
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.