Jan. 15, 2011
EVANSTON, Ill. – Kim Holden and Samantha Maxwell each earned a pair of individual wins for the Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team Saturday at the Norris Aquatic Center. But their efforts were not enough to boost the Irish to a pair of wins during the double-dual meet with Big Ten foes Northwestern and Michigan. The Irish (2-5) dropped its contest with Northwestern, 189.5-110.5, while falling to Michigan, 182-117.
Holden held court in the 100 and 200 backstroke events while Maxwell went with her bread and butter – the 100 and 200 breaststroke – as the All-American flexed her dominance over a solid field.
Notre Dame returns to the pool Jan. 28-29 when its hosts the Shamrock Invitational at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.
1,000 Free: Gracie Fredlake (10:16.95) finished in the money for Notre Dame with a third-place performance.
200 Free: Kelly Ryan sped to fourth in a swift 1:52.24 … Prestinario (1:53.78) was next in line with an eighth-place finish.
100 Back: The win went to Holden who carried the Irish with a 55.93.
100 Breast: Maxwell was smooth with a 1:03.38 to hold off all challengers … Lauren Stauder (1:05.31) was sixth.
200 Fly: Katie Casey (2:03.89) managed a third-place finish for the Irish.
50 Free: Lauren Scott surged through with a 23.86 for fourth … she was the lone Notre Dame swimmer in the top 10.
1-meter Diving: Grossman jumped ahead in the standings with 283.55 points for second place.
100 Free: Prestinario (51.67) took third with Ryan touching sixth in 51.90.
200 Back: Holden made it a `daily double’ with her second win … this one came in 2:00.20 for the golden honor.
200 Breast: Maxwell joined Holden in the multi-wins column with a 2:18.36 for the top honor.
500 Free: Fredlake stroked her way to sixth in 5:02.45.
100 Fly: Holden cracked through with a third-place swim in 56.28.
400 Free Relay: Finishing in third place with a 3:27.18 was the quartet of Ryan, Prestinario, Scott and Kellyn Kuhlke.