Ella Moynihan claimed the second-fastest 800 free relay lead split in Notre Dame history Wednesday night.

Irish Sixth After Three Events at ACC Championship

Feb. 17, 2016


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GREENSBORO, N.C. ââ’¬” The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team had a solid showing Wednesday night at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The team earned 138 points between the 1-meter diving competition and the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay races and currently is sixth in the standings.

“Tonight was a great start for us,” head coach Mike Litzinger said. “Our 200 medley relay was very solid, with all four legs swimming well. Our divers were very good also, a tip of the hat to Emma Gaboury for making the finals, competing like a senior. Our 800 free was excellent too, especially the leadoff by Ella Moynihan. Her 1:45.4 lead off was the second fasted in Notre Dame history, an should get her into the NCAA Championship next month. Kyra Sarazen followed up with a 1:46 split, her best by three seconds, and both Molly Treble and Katie Miller were solid to wrap it up. As of now, we are winning our meet with effort and excitement, and we’re ready to attack tomorrow.”

In diving, Gaboury was the only diver to advance into the finals, finishing third in the morning prelims with a score of 305.60. Lindsey Streepey finished just outside of qualifying contention, settling for 10th place (281.80). Annie Crea took 17th (265.70), while freshman Deidre Worth scored 226.95 in her first ACC Championship outing.

In the 200 medley relay, the lineup of Catherine Mulquin, Danielle Margheret, Catherine Galletti and Sofia Revilak clocked in at 1:38.42. The team earned 46 points from their seventh place finish.

In the 800 free relay, Moynihan swam a leadoff split time of 1:45.46; Sarazen (1:46.63 split), Treble (1:50.02 split) and Miller (1:50.77 split) led the team into eighth place and earned 44 points towards the overall team standings. They touched the wall in 7:12.88.

James Lichtenstein and Zane Parker also competed in men’s 3-meter diving. Neither advanced to the finals, with Lichtenstein scoring 275.90 and Parker, 215.15.

Women’s swimming continues tomorrow morning, with preliminary races starting at 10 a.m. ET.

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Lizzie Mikes serves as Media Services Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame. A 2013 graduate of Johnson & Wales University, she oversees credential management and is the athletic communications director for Fighting Irish men’s and women’s swimming and diving and track and field. She has assisted with numerous NCAA postseason events hosted by Notre Dame, and is heavily involved in the day-to-day tasks of the athletic communications office.