Notre Dame women's swimming and diving team won the Minnesota Invitational with 889 points

No. 20 Notre Dame Women's Swimming And Diving Wins The Minnesota Invitational

Nov. 20, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.- The No. 20 Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team (3-0) had a steady final day of the Minnesota Invitational on Sunday, Nov. 19 in Minneapolis, Minn. in taking the invitational win over second-place Tennessee. The Irish totaled 889 points to edge the Tennessee by 83 points in the 41-events of competition.

Junior Katie Carroll (Toledo, Ohio/Notre Dame Academy) had another strong day as she won the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 1:58.75. Carroll along with Megan Farrell (Hopkinton, Ma./Hopkinton), Christa Riggins (Phoenix, Ariz./Sunnyslope) and Rebecca Grove (Yorktown Heights, NY./Yorktown) were also part of the 400-yard freestyle relay that finished third in a time of 3:26.38.

Riggins and Grove also had a solid individual meet in the 100-yard freestyle. Riggins finished third with her time of 50.47, while Grove placed eighth in a time of 52.52.

The Notre Dame 200-yard breaststroke group of senior Julia Quinn (Evanston, Ill./Evanston), freshman Vivian Healey (New York, N.Y./Stuyvesant) and freshman Ashlee Edgell (Cincinnati, Ohio/Madeira) did well individually. Quinn finished third in a time of 2:18.05, while Healey placed sixth (2:06.56) and Edgell finished eighth (2:08.93).

Ann Barton (Scottsdale, Ariz./Desert Mountain) finished second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.55) and teammate Caroline Johnson (Springfield, Mo./Glendale) finished right behind her in third (2:03.68).

Claire Hutchinson (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) won the 1,650-yard freestyle (16.26.94) with teammate Casey Wagner (Glenshaw, Pa./Shady Side Academy) finishing second (16.43.01).

Junior Tara Hyer (Tampa, Fla./Academy of Holy Names) finished 15th in the platform dive with 163.85 points.

Next, Notre Dame sends the swimmers to the U.S. Open Swim on Nov. 30-Dec.3 and the divers to the Ohio State Invite from Dec. 1-3.