Jan. 29, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame split its four dual meets Saturday at the Rolfs Aquatic Center to end the two-day Shamrock Invitational. The women’s swimming and diving team defeated Denver (253-117) and Iowa (264-104) while falling to a pair of Big Ten squads in Ohio State (197.5-166.5) and Northwestern (193.5-176.5) while celebrating its Senior Day.
The Irish (4-7) get back into the water at 1:00 p.m. (ET) next Saturday for a home meet with Ball State.
Ohio State set a pool record in the 800 free relay in 7:22.85, bettering the previous mark cemented by Michigan in 1998.
400 Individual Medley: Gracie Fredlake led the Irish effort as she paced to a 4:30.99 performance, good for 12th … Hannah Points of Northwestern took the win in 4:22.77.
100 Fly: Holden took the silver, freezing the clock at 56.35 … Katie Casey and Scott rounded out the Irish in the top-10 with 56.59 and 57.73 efforts, respectively … Shannon Draves (55.91) tallied the second Ohio State win in the second session.
100 Breast: Samantha Maxwell won gold in an NCAA B-cut time of 1:02.35.
800 Free Relay: Prestinario, Sylvester and Fredlake teamed up with Jaime Malandra to take third place with a 7:36.86 showing … Ohio State set a pool record with its NCAA B-cut of 7:22.85.
1-meter Diving: Jenny Chiang and Heidi Grossman dove to the silver and bronze medals, respectively, by posting scores of 291.80 and 290.20 … Cosima Lenz from Northwestern took the title with 297.15 points.
1,650 Free: Sylvester paced herself to a 17:09.24, good for a fourth-place finish … Baird of Ohio State took home the gold with a 16:49.40 showing.
200 Back: Holden tallied her second individual win of the invitational with a 1:59.82 performance … Ryan (2:03.34) touched the pad in seventh.
100 Free: Prestinario sprinted to a silver medal with a 50.32 … Ryan clocked in at 51.68 and registered a fifth-place finish.
200 Breast: Maxwell completed the sweep of the breaststroke events with her NCAA B-cut of 2:15.85.
200 Fly: Casey notched a third-place finish of 2:03.34 … Draves of Ohio State completed the sweep of the fly events with a 2:02.61.
400 Free Relay: The Irish concluded the meet with a third-place finish, registering a 3:24.87 … Ohio State took the gold in an NCAA B-cut of 3:23.22.