Nov. 22, 2003
College Station, Texas – Senior Meghan Perry-Eaton won both the one- and three-meter diving events Saturday on day two of the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Texas. Perry-Eaton, who is undefeated this season, won the one-meter board with 294.25 points. Texas A&M’s Alida DiPlacido was second with 271.60. Notre Dame’s Samantha Raneri was 23rd with 176.60 points. On the three-meter board, Perry-Eaton once again got the best of DiPlacido as she was first with 511.00 points. DiPlacido was second with 490.85 points. Ranieri was 21st with 316.45 points.
The Irish swimming team continued to struggle against some of the nation’s best teams as a flu-like illness has taken over the team, causing the Irish to leave 11 athletes back in South Bend, Ind., and many under the weather in College Station. The 200 medley relay team of senior Danielle Hulick, sophomore Courtney Choura, freshman Katie Carroll and senior Lisa Garcia was 13th in 2:02.08. Florida State was first in 1:53.14. In the 400 individual medley, Carroll placed ninth in a time of 4:47.79, followed by Kelli Barton, who was 13th in 4:57.13 and Ann Barton in 4:58.34, good for 25th. SMU’s Andrea Cassidy was first in 4:43.28.
Carroll continued her strong meet for the Irish with a fifth-place finish in the 100 butterfly. The freshman’s time of 1:02.31 was just off first-place finisher Kim Vandenberg’s time of 59.46. Garcia was 12th in the race at 1:02.97. In the 200 freestyle, Irish freshman Ellen Johnson was 19th in 2:03.19. UCLA’s Malin Svahnstrom was first with a time of 1:59.59. In the 100 breaststroke, Notre Dame claimed 17th, 18th and 19th as senior Laurie Musgrave finished in 1:13.52, followed by Choura (1:13.53) and freshman Jessica Stephans (1:13.58).
Hulick was 11th in the 100 back in 1:04.64. Texas A&M freshman sensation Rebecca Sturdy, who set three school records on Friday, won in 1:00.23.
The meet continues on Sunday with prelims at 10 a.m. followed by finals at 4:00 p.m. For complete results, please visit http://www.aggieathletics.com/live/swimming/.