Feb. 7, 2004
Notre Dame, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team won 12 events in defeating Oakland 176-117 at the Rolfs Aquatic Center. The Irish, ranked 21st in the nation, finished the dual-meet season with an 8-2 overall record and qualified 26 women for the BIG EAST Championships Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 19-21, in Long Island, N.Y.
Notre Dame started the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay as the team of senior Danielle Hulick, sophomore Courtney Choura, senior Lisa Garcia and freshman Katie Carroll won in 1:48.33. The “B” relay of freshman Rebecca Grove, senior Laurie Musgrave, senior Lisa D’Olier and junior Katie Eckholt was third in 1:49.86.
Irish freshman Abby Strang won the 1,650 freestyle in a time of 17:26.42. Notre Dame sophomore Christel Bouvron was second in 17:34.38.
Carroll earned her second victory of the day in the 200 freestyle, winning in a time of 1:51.44. Grove was second in 1:52.80, while Hulick was fourth (1:54.88) and freshman Meghan Linnelli was fifth (1:55.37).
Notre Dame finished 1-2 in the 100 backstroke as freshman Ellen Johnson was first in 57.79, followed by another Irish newcomer Ann Barton in 58.45. The 100 breaststroke was much the same as Choura was first in 1:06.21, followed by senior Marie Labosky in second at 1:06.61.
Garcia earned her first individual victory of the day with a win in the 200 fly. Garcia’s time of 2:02.97 was well ahead of Oakland’s Tatyana Korniyenko (2:03.98). D;Olier was third in 2:08.75.
Oakland won its first event of the meet when senior Oksana Strelets narrowly touched out Hulick in the 50 freestyle. Strelets finished in a time of 23.95, compared to 23.98 for Hulick. Eckholt was third in 24.54, while Linnelli was fifth and freshman Grace Galagan was sixth.
Strelets won her second event in taking the 100 freestyle in 51.66. Johnson was second in 52.93, while Krissy Archer was fourth (53.63) and Galagan fifth (54.14).
Senior diver Meghan Perry-Eaton won both the one and three-meter diving events Saturday. The Notre Dame recordholder finished first in the three-meter event with 318.60 points and followed that with a win on the one-meter board with 291.98 points. Notre Dame’s Samantha Raneri was fourth on the three-meter (207.60) and fifth in the one-meter (196.73), while Casey Pepak was sixth on both boards.
Labosky won her first race in the 200 backstroke as she dominated in a time of 2:05.18. Irish freshman Kiley Gooch was second in 2:08.65, while Courtney Campbell was third in 2:08.88. Labosky then won the 400 individual medley in 4:25.92.
Notre Dame junior Kelli Barton won back-to-back events first taking the 200 breaststroke in 2:21.12. She then won the next event, the 500 freestyle, in 5:06.92. In the 200 breaststroke, junior Georgia Healey was second in 2:21.64, followed closely by freshman Jessica Stephens (2:22.04).
Today also marked the final home meet for seven seniors as D’Olier, Garcia, Hulick, Labosky, Musgrave, Perry-Eaton and Jilen Siroky were honored prior to the meet in Senior Day ceremonies.
The Irish will take the next week off before traveling to the BIG EAST meet.