Feb. 25, 2018
by Tony Jones
WEST LAFAYETTE – In the run-up to the 2018 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, a number of University of Notre Dame women’s swimming athletes took part in the Boiler Make-It meet on Saturday. The last-chance meet provides the opportunity for athletes still looking for national meet qualifying times to post said results ahead of the NCAA selection process.
Leading the way for Notre Dame in the 200 backstroke was Alice Treuth, who swam an NCAA B-cut and program record time of 1:52.88 to qualify for the upcoming NCAA meet. Treuth’s time, the fastest for the Irish in the event this season by nearly three seconds, ranks 26th nationally in 2017-18.
Other NCAA B-cut swims at the Boiler Make-It meet were swum by Treuth in the 100 backstroke (53.06), Nicole Smith in the 200 butterfly (1:57.14), Molly Treble in the 500 freestyle (4:45.35), Cailey Grunhard (52.71) and Erin Sheehan (53.29) in the 100 butterfly, and Meaghan O’Donnell (1:01.42) and Alyssa Storino (1:01.58) in the 100 breaststroke.
The 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships will be held from March 14-17 in Columbus, Ohio.
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.