Sophomore Emma Reaney won the 200 IM for the second straight year, breaking her own meet record.

Reaney Repeats In 200 IM, Casareto Claims 1-Meter Title On Day Two

Feb. 28, 2013

Complete Results

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame of women’s swimming and diving team won two individual events and finished second in the 200 free relay to highlight day two at the 2013 BIG EAST Championships at the IUPUI Natatorium.

Earning individual titles on night two were diver Allison Casareto (1-meter) and swimmer Emma Reaney (200 IM).

“I thought we came back and performed well in the evening session after a tough morning session,” said head coach Brian Barnes. “We wanted to use tonight’s session as a move up night and we accomplished that as several swimmers moved up in the standings from their prelim results. We are in the hunt.”

The 200 free relay also earned all-BIG EAST accolades after taking second in the night’s finale.

Notre Dame remains within striking distance of first place Louisville (332 points) as the second place Irish have 302 points through eight events.

Casareto took top honors in the 1-meter dive just one night after earning all-BIG EAST accolades with a third place finish on the 3-meter board. The sophomore scored 311.80 points. Teammate Jenny Chiang earned her seventh all-conference scroll by taking third in the event with 297.60 points.

“Allison was put in a situation where she had to nail her last dive and she did it,” said Barnes. “That is pressure and she came through with flying colors.”

The Irish diving duo dominated the boards, as both earned a title and two all-BIG EAST scrolls.

Freshmen Lindsey Streepey (7th – 255.70) and Emma Gaboury (8th – 244.10) also placed for the Irish on the 1-meter board.

Reaney defended her 200 IM title by breaking her own meet record by going 1:56.37 in the event to win by over a second over Louisville’s Tanja Kylliainen. The Lawrence, Kan., has now won three individual titles in her brief BIG EAST career.

In the consolation finals, three Irish competitors placed. Freshman Genevieve Bradford took second in the heat (10th – 2:03.11), senior Lauren Scott placed third (11th – 2:03.40) and sophomore Melissa Scott claimed eighth (16th – 2:04.70).

To open the night senior Gracie Fredlake took seventh in the 500 free championship finals (4:51.62) to score 12 points for the Irish. In the consolation finals, Bridget Casey (12th – 4:52.78) placed fourth and Jaime Malandra (16th – 4:59.45) took eighth.

The 50 free concluded the individual races for the night with junior Christen McDonough taking eighth in the championship finals (23.43) and Catherine Galletti finishing fourth in the consolation finals (12th – 23.51).

The 200 free relay team closed out the night with a second place showing behind champion Louisville. The Irish team of McDonough, Kim Holden, Galletti and Kelly Ryan finished in 1:31.75.

Day three gets underway at 10 a.m. Friday with the 400 IM. Fans can follow the BIG EAST meet through the league’s championship central page. Live stats, live video, ticket information and a schedule of events are readily available at this page and a link is provided on Fans should also follow Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving on Facebook (NDwSwimmingDiving) and on Twitter (@NDwSwimming) for updates throughout the meet.

School Records

800 Free Relay: Emma Reaney, Kelly Ryan, Suzanne Bessire, Jaime Malandra (7:10.84)

200 Medley Relay: Lauren Scott, Emma Reaney, Kim Holden, Catherine Galletti (1:38.74)

Notre Dame Wins

800 Free Relay: Emma Reaney, Kelly Ryan, Suzanne Bessire, Jaime Malandra (7:10.84)

200 Medley Relay: Lauren Scott, Emma Reaney, Kim Holden, Catherine Galletti (1:38.74)

3-Meter: Jenny Chiang (329.85 points)

200 IM: Emma Reaney (1:56.37)

1-Meter: Allison Casareto (311.80 points)

BIG EAST Meet Records

200 IM: Emma Reaney (1:56.37)


800 Free Relay: Emma Reaney, Kelly Ryan, Suzanne Bessire, Jaime Malandra (7:10.84)

200 Medley Relay: Lauren Scott, Emma Reaney, Kim Holden, Catherine Galletti (1:38.74)

200 IM: Emma Reaney (1:56.37)

BIG EAST Recap (Consolation Finals & Finals Results Only)

*Indicates All-BIG EAST

Emma Reaney

1st – 800 Free Relay*

1st – 200 Medley Relay*

1st – 200 IM* (Two-Time Champion)

Kelly Ryan

1st – 800 Free Relay*

2nd – 200 Free Relay*

Kim Holden

1st – 200 Medley Relay* (Two-Time Champion)

2nd – 200 Free Relay*

Jenny Chiang

1st – 3-Meter Dive* (Four-Time Champion)

3rd – 1-Meter Dive*

Allison Casareto

1st – 1-Meter Dive*

3rd – 3-Meter Dive*

Catherine Galletti

1st – 200 Medley Relay*

2nd – 200 Free Relay*

8th – 50 Free

Suzanne Bessire

1st – 800 Free Relay*

Lauren Scott

1st – 200 Medley Relay* (Two-Time Champion)

11th – 200 IM

Jaime Malandra

1st – 800 Free Relay*

16th – 500 Free

Christen McDonough

2nd – 200 Free Relay*

8th – 50 Free

Lindsey Streepey

5th – 3-Meter Dive

7th – 1-Meter Dive

Emma Gaboury

8th – 1-Meter Dive

8th – 3-Meter Dive

Gracie Fredlake

7th – 500 Free

Genevieve Bradford

10th – 200 IM

Bridget Casey

12th – 500 Free

Melissa Scott

16th – 200 IM