Junior Kelly Ryan earned a pair of fifth place finishes in the 200 back and the 100 free Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.

Reaney Earns Victory, NCAA A-Cut And School Record In 200 Breast

Dec. 2, 2012

Complete Results – Ohio State Invitational

Complete Results – Hawkeye Invitational

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Notre Dame women’s swimmer Emma Reaney earned another win, another school record and another NCAA A cut Sunday at the Ohio State Invitational, as the sophomore won the 200 breast in 2:07.60.

The new mark broke Samantha Maxwell’s 2009 standard of 2:09.62 and gave Reaney school records in four individual events this weekend. Earlier in the meet Reaney broke Irish marks in the 200 IM, 400 IM and 100 breast.

The A cut was the third of the weekend for the standout from Lawrence, Kan., as she had previously recorded impressive times in the 200 IM and the 100 breast. Reaney won all three events.

Elsewhere on day three junior Kelly Ryan finished fifth in both the 200 back and 100 free.

Notre Dame took fifth at the elite meet, knocking off ranked foes Wisconsin, Indiana, Purdue and Texas. The Irish racked up 440 points during the three days.

The Irish have now concluded their fall competitions and return to action at Rolfs Aquatic Center Jan. 11 and 12 when they play host to Michigan and Northwestern in a tri-meet.


1,650 Free: The Irish had three swimmers finish in the top 25 in the 1,650 free … Jaime Malandra took 18th in 16:52.56 … Gracie Fredlake placed 19th in 16:52.89 … Erin Foley placed 21st in 16:56.53.

200 Back: Kelly Ryan placed fifth in the finals of the 200 back, finishing in a time of 1:54.05 … Kim Holden wasn’t far behind in seventh, finishing in 1:55.06 … Freshman Anna Grainger took third in the C final and 23rd overall with a time of 2:00.33 … Sarah Dotzel finished 27th in 2:02.62 and Fredlake placed 28th in 2:03.02.

100 Free: Ryan earned another fifth place finish in the 100 free, touching the pad in a time of 49.57 … in the C final Catherine Galletti took third (23rd overall) in 51.07, Suzanne Bessire took 25th in 51.49 and Genevieve Bradford took 29th in 51.89.

200 Breast: Emma Reaney won the 200 breast in a meet record and NCAA A cut time of 2:07.60 … the sophomore blew away the field by more than two seconds to earn her third A cut of the weekend … Christen McDonough took second in the B final and 12th overall in 2:16.51, while Lauren Stauder took 14th overall in 2:17.09 … Bradford (20th, 2:22.27) and Sydney Golic (25th, 2:25.79) rounded out the Irish performers.

200 Fly: Sophomore Bridget Casey finished fourth in the 200 fly with a time of 1:59.12 … in the B final Melissa Scott took second and 12th overall in 1:59.93 and Courtney Whyte took third and 13th overall in 2:00.40 … Holden finished second in the C final and 22nd overall in 2:02.20.

400 Free Relay: The Irish relay team of Ryan, Reaney, Galletti and Holden finished seventh in 3:21.38, while the B team of Lauren Scott, Bessire, Mikelle Masciantonio and Bradford took 15th in 3:25.75.

School Records Broken At Ohio State Invitational

Emma Reaney
200 IM
400 IM
100 Breast
200 Breast
400 Medley Relay

Kim Holden
100 Fly
400 Medley Relay

Kelly Ryan
400 Medley Relay

Catherine Galletti
400 Medley Relay