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Notre Dame Heads To Ohio State Invite

Dec. 3, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving program will take part in the Ohio State Invite Friday through Sunday (Dec. 4-6) at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Swimmers and divers from 15 different schools will be competing at this year’s event, which is formatted similar to the BIG EAST and NCAA Championships.

The Irish (4-1) placed fourth among the 12-team field with 398 points upon the conclusion of the three-day event in 2008. Ohio State (1,382.5) led all teams in the scoring column with Minnesota (873.5) and Penn State (649) rounding out the top spots. Cleveland State (194) was fifth and Purdue (133) was sixth.

“I’ve been pleased with the team’s progress week after week since the season began,” Irish head coach Tim Welsh said. “This will be a good chance for us to get a look at where we are, and what we need to improve upon heading into the back half of the schedule. Every person on our roster will be competing in major events. We like to consider this our final exam in the pool for the fall semester, before we take finals in the classroom.”

Swimmers and divers from the following schools will be represented at the event: Alabama (divers only), Arizona State (divers only), Duke (divers only), Indiana (divers only), Iowa (divers only), Miami (Ohio; divers only), Miami (Fla.; divers only), Minnesota, North Carolina State (divers only), Notre Dame (men only), Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue (divers only), South Carolina (divers only) and West Virginia.

Live stats will be available at UND.com.