December 4, 1998
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving team and the Michigan women’s team lead their divisions after the second of three days at the Notre Dame Invitational at the Rolfs Aquatic Center. The Irish lead with 967 points with Western Kentucky second with 772 and Florida State third with 749. Michigan State (695), Ball State (628), Ohio University (440), and West Virginia (396) round out the men’s final. Michigan leads the women’s competition with 827 points with Notre Dame second with 754 and Colorado State third with 689. Florida State (642.5), Michigan State (545), Ohio University (503), West Virginia (456), Western Kentucky (355.5) and Northern Michigan (252) round out the women’s field.
Second-place Western Kentucky took home the men’s 200-yard medley relay in a pool record time of 1:31.82. Hilltopper Travis Mandigo won the 100-yard butterfly in a pool-record time of 49.49, while his teammate Gord Veldman placed first in the 100-yard backstroke with a pool-record time of 49.19. Florida State took second in the 200-yard medley relay, and the Seminoles’ Brett Petersen set a pool record in the 100-yard breaststroke with his time of 56.35.
Notre Dame stayed in the lead by winning five of the top six places in the 400-yard individual medley, led by senior Scott Zumbach’s pool-record time of 3:58.32. The Irish also placed first in the 800-yard freestyle relay. Michigan State’s John Munley won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 1:39.91.
Michigan maintained its lead by winning the 200-yard medley relay in pool record time of 1:43.77 and followed that up with three more pool-record performances. Shannon Shakespeare won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.65, and Jenny Crisman won 100-yard backstroke in 54.46.
Ohio University’s Kim Van Selm swam a pool-record time of 1:49.62 in winning the 200-yard freestyle race, and Colorado State’s Elizabeth Knorre set a pool record in the 100-yard butterfly with her winning time of 55.98. Notre Dame freshman Heather Mattingly won the three-meter diving competition as she finished with a pool-record 526.75 points.
The meet continues on Saturday morning at the Rolfs Aquatic Center at 10:00 a.m. with preliminary competitions in the 1650 freestyle, women’s one-meter diving, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, men’s three-meter diving and 400 freestyle relay. Finals in all events with begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening.