Nov. 22, 2015
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team finished second in the Purdue Invitational, but walked away with several first-place finishes across the three day meet and numerous B-cuts. Sunday’s highlights included freshman Alice Treuth’s victory in the 200 back (1:56.56) and Nicole Smith’s second-place finish in the 200 fly (1:57.54).
“We had such an excellent weekend,” head coach Mike Litzinger says. “I am very proud of our team, because they responded to great competition. The group came away with many season bests, and some lifetime best performances. The end results of this weekend lie in confidence in our training program, and in maturing as a team. The group was well led, and our energy was just amazing. We will continue to focus our training for February, and we are actively building a great foundation for some speed work over the holidays.”
Other top performers for the Irish included Katie Miller (third, 200 back, 1:58.60), Catherine Mulquin (third, 100 free, 50.16) and Lindsey Streepey in the platform diving competition (second, 261.85).
After three days of racing, the Irish finished second in the meet, with 692 points. They are next in action on the road against Virginia January 8 and 9.
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Lizzie Mikes serves as Media Services Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame. A 2013 graduate of Johnson & Wales University, she oversees credential management and is the athletic communications director for Fighting Irish men’s and women’s swimming and diving. She has assisted with numerous NCAA postseason events hosted by Notre Dame, and is heavily involved in the day-to-day tasks of the athletic communications office.