Irish Women’s Swimming Wins ND Invitational; Men Finish Second

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame’s women’s swimmers won the Notre Dame Invitational with 1053.5 points, ahead of Connecticut (886.5) and Milwaukee (24.0).

The Irish were led by senior Erin Brooks’ meet record 2:02.61 time in the finals of the 200 backstroke. Linda Gallo won the 1650 freestyle for the Irish with a time of 17:12.11, Courtney South won the 100 freestyle at :53.10, Shannon Suddarth won the 200 breaststroke at 2:23.11, and Alison Newell won the 200 butterfly at 2:06.11. The 400 freestyle relay team of Linda Gallo, Alison Newell, Karen Daylor and Courtney South won with a time of 3:33.20.

The men’s team lost by one point, finishing second to Connecticut, 922.5 to 921.5. The Irish led through much of the meet, with freshman John Lubker winning the 1650 freestyle at 15:55.43, and sophomore Scott Zumbach the 200 butterfly at 1:52.95, but Connecticut’s 400 freestyle relay team pulled out the win in the final race with a time of 3:03.54, less than four seconds ahead of the Irish.

The women’s team will see action next at Hawaii on December 30. The men’s team returns to action in January, at the Longhorn Diving competition Jan. 5-7.

December 6, 1996

Irish Women Maintain Lead After Second Day of Notre Dame Invitational

The Notre Dame women’s swim team maintained its lead following the second day of the three-day Notre Dame Invitational.

The Irish women have 290-point leadover second-place Connecticut with Notre Dame outscoring theHuskies 872.5-582.5.

Two women’s meet records were set this evening. The Notre Damewomen’s 200-yard medley relay team of Allison Hollis, BrittanyKline, Alison Newell and Courtney South finished with a time of1:49.25, eclipsing the old mark of 1:49.33 set by Kansas onDecember 1, 1995.

Erin Brooks set the third meet record of the evening when sheeclisped her own meet record of 58.07 in the 100-yardbackstroke as she finished with a time of 57.82.

Other winners for Notre Dame were: Anne Iacobucci in the400-yard individual medley (4:36.95); Liz Barger won the100-yard butterfly with a time of 58:09; Linda Gallo took firstin the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.01).

The Notre Dame women’s 800-yard freestyle relay team of LizBarger, Courtney South, Alison Newell and Linda Gallon wasvictorious with a time of 7:43.44.

December 5, 1996

Irish Women Take Lead After Day One of Notre Dame Invitational

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Through the first day at the Notre Dame Invitational, Notre Dame’s women’s swimming team stands in first place. The three-day Invitational which features four men’s teams and three women’s teams, continues tomorrow and concludes Sunday.

Notre Dame’s women’s team won four of the six events and leads Connecticut by 46 points. Junior Linda Gallo was a double winner, claiming first place in both 200-yard freestyle relay and the 500-yard freestyle. Freshman Gina Ketelhohn won the three-meter diving and Notre Dame also captured first place in the 400-yard medley relay.

Tomorrow’s action at the Rolfs Aquatic Center begins with qualifying heats at 10:30 a.m. with race finals beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Women's Standings Through Thursday1. Notre Dame --- 364.52. Connecticut --- 318.53. Milwaukee --- 12.0