Feb. 7, 2009
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Six wins – including a diving sweep – were not enough for the Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team to get over the hump Saturday at Canham Natatorium, as the 25th-ranked Irish fell to Michigan, 141-102, to finish the 2008-09 regular season with a 6-3 dual meet record.
Next on the schedule for Notre Dame is the 2009 BIG EAST Conference Championship meet, which will be held Feb. 18-21 in Indianapolis. The Irish seek their 13th consecutive league title and hope to extend the longest championship-winning streak of any BIG EAST sport.
50 Free: Miller picked up an individual win with a 23.06 … Meg Reynolds was the next Irish swimmer to touch the wall, and her fifth-place showing came in 24.03.
100 Fly: Katie Casey (56.36) was third behind a pair of Wolverines.
100 Free: Miller streaked through in 50.55 for second … Zeina Shanata (53.36) was fifth and Prestinario (53.44) was sixth.
500 Free: The second distance race saw Wagner (5:00.57) finish third … she was followed by Farrell (5:01.08).
3-meter Diving: Stitt broke the 300-point barrier with a 302.77 for first … Grossman (277.65) was fourth overall.
100 Breast: Maxwell racked the win in 1:02.69, nearly three seconds ahead of the next closest finisher … Pat Duret was fourth in 1:07.10.
400 Free Relay: Riggins, Delia Cronin, Behrens and Prestinario teamed for third-place honors in 3:30.50.