Nov. 18, 2016
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The top 25 ranked Fighting Irish swimming and diving program built on a fast start on day 1 to end the second day of swimming strongly at the Greensboro Aquatic Center Invitational. Notre Dame men are currently in second place in a field of seven teams with 1145 total points while the women’s team remains in fourth place overall (841 points) in an eight-team field.
Head coach Mike Litzinger likes the way his team has swam in a big time meet like the Greensboro Aquatic Center Invitational.
“I am very pleased with how we are competing and we ramped up our efforts tonight.”
Ramping up her effort and continuing to impress was freshman Abbie Dolan winning the 200 freestyle tapping in with a time of 1:46.31. Not far behind was fellow freshmen teammate Lauren Heller, Lauren who clocked at 1:48.78, good for sixth.
Continuing a good night in the 200 freestyle on the men’s side was senior Reed Fujan who tapped the board at 1:36.28 good for second overall.
Positive performances in the butterfly also gave coach Litzinger a reason to be satisfied. In the Men 100 yard butterfly Junior Justin Plaschka clocked at 46.82 good for second and teammate sophomore Matt Grauslys tapped shortly behind at 47.35 coming in third.
Coach Litzinger’s teams who are undefeated on the women’s side and collectively have 1 loss have been training hard for an opportunity to swim in a big time meet and look forward to using the invitational as preparation to compete in a championship format.
“As directed all semester long we train for these championship style meets and tomorrow will help us continue to practice racing in a three-day format.”
The Irish conclude the competition at the Greensboro Aquatic Center Saturday with prelims beginning at 9:30 a.m. and finals starting at 5:30 p.m.