Nov. 24, 2002

Minneapolis, Minn. – The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team remains in fourth place after day two of the Minnesota Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn. Notre Dame has 338.50 points in the three-day event. Wisconsin still sits atop the standings with 546 points, followed by Minnesota (481) and Missouri (460). The Minnesota Invitational concludes Sunday with prelims at 10:00 a.m. and the finals at 3:00 p.m.

Notre Dame had two event winners on Saturday as junior Marie Labosky was first in the 400 individual medley and junior Lisa Garcia took the title in the 100 butterfly. Labosky, the Notre Dame recordholder in the 400 individual medley, won her race in a time of 4:22.06, just edging out Iowa State’s Petra Plaminkova who was second in 4:22.27.

Garcia, who was also fifth in the 200 freestyle event, led a 1-2 Notre Dame finish in the 100 butterfly just touching in ahead of freshman teammate Christel Bouvron. Garcia finished in 56.22, while Bouvron’s time was 56.23.

Other Irish swimmers who advanced to the championship finals on Saturday were Danielle Hulick and Sarah Alwen, who were fifth and seventh in the 100 backstroke. Hulick finished in 57.28, while Alwen finished in 58.22.

Notre Dame’s 200 medley realy team of Hulick, Laurie Musgrave, Garcia and Heidi Hendrick placed sixth with a time of 1:47.58. Wisconsin was first in 1:45.04.

The Irish 800 freestyle relay of Bouvron, Alwen, Hendrick and Garcia was seventh in a time of 7:42.32.

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