Kimberly Holden punched in two solid swims in her first NCAA appearance.

Notre Dame Posts Strong Swims At NCAAs

March 18, 2011

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AUSTIN, Texas – Senior Samantha Maxwell finished just off the money in the 100 breaststroke Friday at the Lee & Joe Jamail Swimming Center to open the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships for Notre Dame.

Maxwell finished 17th in the preliminaries in 1:00.83, fractions of a second from qualifying for the evening’s final race.

Joining Maxwell to steer the Irish for a 41st-place tie among the team standings was sophomore Kimberly Holden. Holden placed 46th in the 100 fly (54.13) while taking 25th in the 100 back (53.54), an event in which she claimed the BIG EAST Conference title one month prior.

The Irish continue action Saturday, the final day of the NCAA Championships.