Nov. 6, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – In a contest that came down to the final relay, the Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team narrowly dropped a closely-contested race as visiting Purdue earned a 155-145 non-conference win over the Irish at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.
Notre Dame (1-3) needed to win the 200 free relay to at least manage a tie on the day, and anchor Amywren Miller sprinted to close the gap during the final stretch before Purdue touched in 1:33.04.
Notre Dame returns to the pool for a home meet at 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Nov. 12 against Utah.
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200 Medley Relay: Purdue went out to an early lead on the backstroke … Maxwell helped nearly even it out in the breaststroke … Miller powered home to snag the opening win for the team with a solid 22.75 final free split … Notre Dame’s final time was 1:43.40.
1,000 Freestyle: At the halfway mark, Purdue’s Caitlin Hamilton held a commanding lead … Hamilton won in 9:54.05 … Lauren Sylvester placed second in 10:19.36.
200 Freestyle: At the halfway mark, Purdue’s Ariel Martin was followed closely by Gracie Fredlake … Martin pulled ahead on the third 50-yard stretch and swam to the win (1:50.88) … Fredlake took second (1:52.45) and Delia Cronin (1:53.89) earned a third-place nod from the outside lane.
100 Breaststroke: Maxwell took first with a quick posting of 1:02.32 … Purdue’s Emily Fogle snagged second in 1:03.90 … Lauren Stauder took third in a read-out of 1:05.38.
200 Butterfly: At the 100-yard mark, Casey was a full body length ahead of the field … Casey finished strong and took top honors with a 2:02.96 … Purdue’s Lauren Roth took second with a 2:04.35 and Sarah Dotzel took third with a 2:06.03.
50 Freestyle: In the splash and dash, Miller posted a 23.26 for the win … Lisa Butler of Purdue came in second (23.64) and Ariel Martin took third (23.76).
1-meter Diving: Purdue’s Erin Mertz won with 304.64 points … Heidi Grossman took silver with 283.42 points … Purdue’s Kara Cook took bronze with 253.35 points.
100 Freestyle: Purdue finished 1-2 with Butler (51.10) and Martin (51.23) touching the wall before Amy Prestinario took third in 51.80.
200 Backstroke: Purdue’s Smith was out in front at the midway mark … but Holden surged ahead on the third 50 to overtake Smith … Holden went on to win in 1:59.89, breaking the two-minute barrier … Smith took second 2:00.63 … Purdue’s Kristen Gilson was third in 2:02.
200 Breaststroke: Maxwell pulled out to an early lead over the field … she held on to take first (2:17.50) … Purdue’s Fogle earned second (2:18.59) … Stauder took bronze (2:20.65).
500 Freestyle: At the halfway mark, Purdue’s Hamilton was out in front … Hamilton held on to win in convincing fashion with a 4:53.16 … Roth took second (4:59.47) and Sylvester earned third for the Irish (5:03.23).
100 Butterfly: The Irish took the 1-2-3 sweep as Casey (55.60), Holden (56.16), and Dotzel (56.96) stormed the field.
3-meter Diving: Mertz earned her second victory of the day (316.95) … Grossman took second (309.08) … Purdue’s Cook took third (287.63).
200 Individual Medley: Purdue’s Smith owned a slight lead after the backstroke leg of the swim at the halfway mark and held on to win in 2:04.22 … Maxwell took second in 2:06.78 … Scott earned bronze in 2:07.33.
200 Freestyle Relay: With the meet coming down to this race, Purdue blazed out to a strong lead … the anchor-leg swimmers hit the water, and Miller was just over one-half of a second behind Purdue’s Roth … Miller closed the gap, but it was not enough, as Purdue out-touched the Irish, 1:33.04 to 1:33.37.