Junior Catherine Galletti claimed second in the

Irish Notch Three NCAA B Cuts In Thursday Night Finals

Feb. 20, 2015

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ATLANTA – A seventh-place showing in the 1-meter dive for junior Lindsey Streepey and three NCAA B cuts in the finals highlighted day two at the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships for the University of Notre Dame Thursday.

Streepey, who claimed fourth on the 3-meter Wednesday, scored 282.45 points on the 1-meter to secure seventh and place in the top eight in both diving events so far. She concludes her second ACC meet Saturday with the platform dive.

“I think so far, we have been better in every session,” said interim head coach Tim Welsh. “I think tonight was clearly our fastest session and you can measure that by improvement from morning to night, or improvement over the season or NCAA B cuts or however you want to look at it but it was clearly our best session.

“I thought that our energy and excitement made it feel like Notre Dame swimming and diving tonight. So I’m really excited to carry that into tomorrow. We have some really good events for us tomorrow.”

In the pool, junior Catherine Galletti and sophomore Catherine Mulquin turned in strong showings in the “C” finals of the 50 free, as Galletti claimed second (18th overall) in 22.83 and Mulquin placed fifth (21st overall) in 22.89. Both times are NCAA B cuts.

“This morning I didn’t go a best time but I was just off, so I think the biggest thing that contributed to my success tonight was just to take it and learn from it and not get too upset about it,” said Mulquin. So tonight I went in with a good mindset and ready to go instead of kind of dwelling on that and being upset over it. I fixed a few underwater things off my walls and starts so it was really just being focused on the details and having fun, and it was fun.

“I think that’s definitely a confidence boost for sure because the 50 is a very hit or miss race for me so being able to actually hit it is a really big confidence booster. That really sets the tone for the rest of the meet so it makes it easier to have a good mindset and I’m really excited.”

After qualifying first in the 200 IM by over two seconds in the morning prelims, senior Emma Reaney, the 2014 ACC 200 IM champion, suffered a heartbreaking disqualification after her “shoulders went past vertical” as she made the transition from backstroke to breaststroke. If she hadn’t been disqualified, Reaney would have placed second to Louisville’s Tanja Kylliainen by just .07 seconds (1:55.79).

“Obviously that didn’t go as planned, but I’m happy with my time,” said Reaney. “This year has obviously been a little rocky and I’m just glad that I went fast even if it didn’t count right now. I was just worried that I wasn’t going to be able to go any faster than a 1:56 this year. So I’m just going to focus on breaststroke now since that felt really good and hopefully make some NCAA A cuts so I can swim that again and redeem myself. But speaking of breaststroke, my breaststroke leg felt really, really good on that so I’m really excited for the 100 and even more excited for the 200, considering I can do that in the middle of a 200 IM and hold it together. So I’m just going to shake it off in the words of my good friend Taylor Swift and move on.”

“Emma’s act of sportsmanship, that was so extraordinary,” said Welsh. “She was DQ’d, it was the right call and she knew it was the right call as soon as it happened. She didn’t allow any focus on it and insisted that we focus on the following race where we had two great 50’s so that act of sportsmanship, couldn’t be anymore Notre Dame than that.”

Elsewhere in the 200 IM, sophomore Katie Miller claimed third (19th overall) in the “C” finals of the event with an NCAA B cut time of 2:00.68, while junior Genevieve Bradford claimed fifth (21st overall) with a time of 2:02.58.

In the nightcap relay, the foursome of Galletti, Mulquin, Suzanne Bessire and Courtney Whyte placed 10th in 1:32.78.

Through two days, the Irish sit in seventh place out of 13 squads with 251 points.

Day three gets underway at 10 a.m. (ET) with prelims for the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast and 100 back. Finals get underway at 6 p.m. (ET). The night will end with the 400 medley relay.

Fans can follow along in a number of different ways. In addition to live tweeting from @NDwSwimming and @NDDiving, links to live results and ESPN3 (Finals Only) are at the top of this recap.

PRELIMS RECAP

Reaney’s impressive 200 IM swim highlighted the morning session, as she went 1:56.48 to best Louisville’s Kylliainen, an old BIG EAST rival, by over two seconds. The time was an NCAA B cut.

Sophomore Elizabeth House turned in a career-best swim in the 500 free (4:54.06), while Bridget Casey (4:56.72), Molly Barry (4:57.41) and Molly Treble (4:58.96) also turned in nice swims.

In addition to Reaney’s season-best 1:56.48 to qualify first, Miller (2:01.74), Bradford (2:01.90 and sophomore Danielle Margheret (2:06.59) all turned in season-best times, with Margheret’s being a career best. Miller and Bradford qualified for the night’s “C” finals.

Galletti (23.04) and Mulquin (23.05) closed out the day by qualifying for the “C” finals of the 50 free.

TEAM STANDINGS (AFTER DAY 2)

1. Virginia: 486

2. North Carolina: 458

3. NC State: 383

4. Louisville: 369

5. Virginia Tech: 342

6. Miami: 267

7. Notre Dame: 251

8. Florida State: 232

9. Pittsburgh: 218

10. Duke: 207

11. Georgia Tech: 99

12. Boston College: 60

13. Clemson: 4

IRISH AT THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS

NCAA B CUTS (FINALS ONLY)

200 Medley Relay (7th– 1:38.39): Catherine Galletti / Emma Reaney / Courtney Whyte / Catherine Mulquin

200 IM (19th – 2:00.68): Katie Miller

50 Free (18th – 22.83): Catherine Galletti

50 Free (21st – 22.89): Catherine Mulquin

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (FINALS ONLY – Swimming / POINT SCORERS – Diving)

Lindsey Streepey (Junior)

4th – 3-Meter Dive (338.55)

7th – 1-Meter Dive (282.45)

Emma Reaney (Senior)

7th – 200 Medley Relay (1:38.39)

10th – 800 Free Relay (7:20.35)

DQ – 200 IM (1:55.79)

Catherine Galletti (Junior)

7th – 200 Medley Relay (1:38.39)

10th – 200 Free Relay (1:32.78)

18th – 50 Free (22.83)

Catherine Mulquin (Sophomore)

7th – 200 Medley Relay (1:38.39)

10th – 200 Free Relay (1:32.78)

21st – 50 Free (22.89)

Courtney Whyte (Senior)

7th – 200 Medley Relay (1:38.39)

10th – 200 Free Relay (1:32.78)

Suzanne Bessire (Senior)

10th – 800 Free Relay (7:20.35)

10th – 200 Free Relay (1:32.78)

Katie Miller (Sophomore)

10th – 800 Free Relay (7:20.35)

19th – 200 IM (2:00.68)

Allison Casareto (Senior)

8th – 3-Meter Dive (300.35)

Elizabeth House (Sophomore)

10th – 800 Free Relay (7:20.35)

Genevieve Bradford (Junior)

21st – 200 IM (2:02.58)

–Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director

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