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#19 Irish Place 15th In 400 Free Relay To Close '18 NCAAs

March 17, 2018

by Tony Jones

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – On the final day of racing at the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, the University of Notre Dame staked claim to both relay points and All-America honors on Saturday night. The Irish 400 freestyle relay entry of Abbie Dolan, Carly Quast, Lauren Heller and Sofia Revilak placed 15th in the event’s ‘B’ final to cap the national championship meet at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

The 400 free finals time of 3:14.98 secured Notre Dame four points and a 41st-place team finish in the NCAA Championships. The Irish previously broke the program record in the 400 free during the morning preliminary session, swimming a time of 3:14.65 to punch their ticket to the final heats. Dolan, Quast, Heller and Revilak each earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades in recognition of the top-16 national finish.

Elsewhere in individual competition on Saturday, Notre Dame’s Alice Treuth posted a time of 1:53.65 in the 200 backstroke to finish in 24th place. Treuth set the Irish program record in the distance earlier this season during her NCAA qualifying swim at the Purdue Boiler Make-It last-chance meet.

Dolan represented Notre Dame in the 100 freestyle preliminary heats, snagging 34th place with a time of :48.83. Dolan previously set the team record in the distance earlier this season while competing at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In the final 1650 freestyle performance of her freshman season, Lindsay Stone notched a 33rd-place result with a time of 16:21.13 (9:49.53 1000 split). Stone capped her rookie season at Notre Dame as the active program record holder in the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle events.

The Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team next gears up for competition at the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, which will be held from March 21-24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Notre Dame At The 2018 NCAA Women’s Championships

400 Freestyle Relay – 3:14.98 (3:14.65 prelim set ND program record), 15th Place

Honorable Mention All-Americans – Abbie Dolan, Carly Quast, Lauren Heller, Sofia Revilak


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.