Jan. 5, 2007
HONOLULU, Hawai’i- The No. 19 Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team (4-0) received a few strong individual performances from senior Katie Carroll (Toledo, OH/Notre Dame Academy), in the dual meet victory against Hawai’i in Honolulu, Hawai’i late Thursday evening, Jan. 4. The Irish defeated Hawai’i 142-99. Notre Dame won eight of the 13 events over the Rainbow Wahine.
Carroll won both the 200-yard butterfly (2:03.02) and the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.30), for her ninth and 10th individual victories of the season. Carroll also was part of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that won their event in a time of 3:27.98. The other three members of the team were senior Rebecca Grove (Yorktown Heights, NY/Yorktown), junior Caroline Johnson (Springfield, MO/Glendale) and freshman Megan Farrell (Hopkinton, MA/Hopkinton).
Caroline Johnson also was part of the 400-yard medley relay team, along with freshman Mary Grace Godfrey (South Bend, IN/St. Joseph) and seniors Julia Quinn (Evanston, IL/Evanston) and Jessica Stephens (Bloomsburg, PA/Bloomsburg) that placed won their event with a time of 3:51.24.
Grove, Quinn and senior Ann Barton (Scottsdale, AZ/Desert Mountain) also were event winners. Grove won the 50-yard freestyle (23.90), while Quinn captured the title in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:19.54). Barton picked up her win for the Irish in the 500-yard freestyle (4:56.70).
The Irish also had three runner-up finishes on the evening. Farrell took home second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:51.61). Godfrey was second in the 100-yard freestyle (53.06), while junior Katie Hopkins (Ellicot City, MD/Notre Dame Prep) finished behind teammate Quinn in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.75).
Sophomore Claire Hutchinson (Baltimore, MD/McDonogh) had a third-place finish for the Irish in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:07.44).
[Though Wisconsin’s women’s team also competed, Notre Dame only faced Hawai’i in the meet. Thus in the results, if UW won an event but Notre Dame finished higher than Hawai’i, it technically was an Irish victory over Hawai’i]
Next, Notre Dame travels to Michigan to compete in a meet against Illinois, Indiana and host school Michigan at the Canham Natatorium from Jan. 12-13. The start times are 6 p.m. on Jan. 12 and 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Jan. 13.