Dec. 4, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas – Three NCAA B cuts highlighted a solid day one for the University of Notre Dame women’s swimming team at the Texas Invitational. Sophomore Catherine Mulquin clocked a time of 23.09 in the 50 free, while senior Courtney Whyte (54.19) and junior Catherine Galletti (54.44) each notched cuts in the 100 fly to turn in their best times of the year in their respective events.
Mulquin finished first in the C final in the 50 free (17th overall), while Whyte placed fourth in the C final of the 100 fly (20th overall). Galletti’s time came in the prelims and qualified her for the C final.
A pair of standouts turned in solid 200 IM performances, as sophomore Katie Miller finished fifth in the B final (13th overall – 2:03.28), while junior Genevieve Bradford took seventh (15th overall – 2:03.59). Whyte took eighth (24th overall – 2:05.87) in the C final.
Freshman Molly Treble had a strong showing in the 500 free on day one, as the Massapequa, New York native placed 14th overall (sixth B final) in a time of 4:54.18. In the C final, Bridget Casey finished third (19th overall – 4:54.57) and Molly Barry placed sixth (22nd overall – 4:56.60).
In the 100 fly, a trio of standouts placed in the C final, as Whyte took fourth (20th overall – 54.45 – NCAA B cut), Mulquin placed fifth (21st overall – 54.57) and Galletti claimed seventh (23rd overall – 54.91).
The 200 yard free relay squad of Mulquin, Galletti, Suzannne Bessire and Hannah Bowen finished ninth out of 23 teams in a time of 1:33.58 to open the day, while Notre Dame closed out the day with a 15th place finish out of 29 teams in the 400 medley relay. The squad of Miller, Sherri McIntee, Melissa Scott and Elizabeth House finished the race in 3:46.05.
Day two gets underway at 11 a.m. ET Friday. Fans can follow through live stats (http://sidearmstats.com/texas/swim/index.htm). Irish swimmers will compete in the 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast and 100 back in the morning session.
–Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director