Dec. 4, 2003
Notre Dame, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team behind Meghan Perry-Eaton’s win on the three-meter diving board was tied for third with 270 points after day one of the Notre Dame Invitational at the Rolfs Aquatic Center. Bowling Green is first with 401 points, followed by West Virginia with 272, while the Irish and Denison are tied at 270 points. New Mexico is fifth with 255 points, followed by Denver (239), North Dakota (222), Indianapolis (204), Wisconsin-Green Bay (172, Louisville (152), Northern Michigan (144), Saint Louis (138), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (92), Hillsdale (37) and Shippensburg (6).
Perry-Eaton remained undefeated this season as she easily won the three-meter board with 516.60 points. New Mexico’s Becca Barras was second with 473.20, followed by teammate Tracey Berghian with 448.00 points. Notre Dame’s Samantha Raneri was 20th with 286.90 points.
In the swimming events, Notre Dame is using a limited squad at the Invitational this weekend due to illness and academic commitments. The Irish finished third in the 200 free relay as the team of freshman Katie Carroll, freshman Ellen Johnson, freshman Ann Barton and junior Kristen Peterson touched the wall in a time of 1:37.59. Notre Dame’s other relay of freshman Krissy Archer, freshman Meghan Linnelli, junior Georgia Healey and freshman Grace Galagan was 16th in 1:41.27. West Virginia was first in 1:37.52, followed by Denison in 1:37.55.
Healey and sophomore Courtney Choura were Notre Dame’s only representatives in the 200 individual medley finals as Healey was sixth in 2:09.51 and Choura eighth in 2:10.09. Denison’s Lauren Clark won the race in 2:06.07. In the 50 freestyle, Healey was Notre Dame’s top finisher with an 11th-place tally in a time of 24.88. West Virginia’s LeeAnn Johnston was first in 24.32.
The Irish closed the evening with a runner-up finish in the 400 medley relay as the team of Johnson, Choura, senior List Garcia and Archer narrowly lost in 3:55.89. Bowling Green was first in 3:55.76. Notre Dame’s other relay of sophomore Courtney Campbell, senior Laurie Musgrave, freshman Jessica Stephens and Linnelli were 10th in 4:02.32.
The Notre Dame Invitational continues on Friday with preliminaries at 10 a.m., followed by the finals at 6:30 p.m. For all results, please visit the stats link at the top of this page.