Senior Bridget Casey claimed eighth in the 400 IM Friday night at the Texas Invitational.

More NCAA B Cuts Highlight Day Two In Austin

Dec. 5, 2014

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AUSTIN, Texas – Day two at the Texas Invitational brought more NCAA B cuts for the University of Notre Dame women’s swimming squad, as four Irish standouts clocked cuts in the 100-yard backstroke.

Senior Courtney Whyte, junior Catherine Galletti and sophomores Catherine Mulquin and Katie Miller all clocked NCAA B cuts in the morning session before Galletti, Miller and Mulquin did the same in the finals. Mulquin had the best showing with a seventh-place finish (53.93), with Galletti (14th – 55.01), Whyte (16th – 55.95) and Miller (19th – 54.94) following closely behind.

In the 400 IM, senior Bridget Casey claimed a spot in the A finals in the prelims and finished the evening session in eighth place with a time of 4:21.45. In the C final, senior Melissa Scott took fourth (20th overall) in 4:27.52 and junior Anna Grainger claimed 23rd overall in 4:30.39.

A trio of Irish student-athletes had solid performances in the 100 breast, as Danielle Margheret finished 16th (1:03.21), freshman Sherri McIntee took 19th overall in 1:03.53 and Genevieve Bradford claimed 23rd place in 1:03.67.

The Irish kicked off the night with a ninth-place showing in the 200 medley relay, as Mulquin, Margheret, Whyte and Galletti touched the pad in 1:41.34.

Notre Dame closed out the second day with a 13th place finish in the 800 free relay, as Suzanne Bessire, Molly Barry, Genevieve Bradford and Elizabeth House completed the course in 7:26.53.

The morning session proved fruitful for the Irish, as they notched four NCAA B cuts and secured spots in two `A’ finals. Securing B cuts were Galletti, Mulquin, Whyte and Miller in the 100 back, while Casey (400 IM) and Mulquin (100 back) secured their spots in the best finals heat.


Catherine Galletti: 100 Fly, 100 Back

Catherine Mulquin: 50 Free, 100 Back

Courtney Whyte: 100 Fly, 100 Back

Katie Miller: 100 Back

Casareto Breaks Meet Record On 1-Meter Board

The Irish took three of the top four spots on day one.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Notre Dame women’s divers got their final meet of 2014 off to a rousing start Friday afternoon, as the Irish claimed three of the top four spots on the 1-meter board.

Highlighting the day was senior Allison Casareto, who broke the meet record with 321.40 points.

Junior Lindsey Streepy placed second with 285.45 points, while fellow junior Emma Gaboury claimed fourth with 278.05 points.

The Irish will compete on the 3-meter board Saturday.

–Russell Dorn, Assistant Media Relations Director