Nov. 7, 2003
Notre Dame, Ind. – The 19th-ranked Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team won 12 of 16 events defeating Pittsburgh, 184-116, at the Rolfs Aquatic Center this afternoon. The Irish improve to 2-1 in dual-meet action, while Pittsburgh falls to an identical record.
The Irish had a number of multiple winners today as senior Danielle Hulick won three events, while seniors Marie Labosky and Meghan Perry-Eaton and freshman Katie Carroll won two races each. Hulick won her first event of the night in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.67. Alwen was third (58.73), while junior Kristen Peterson was fourth in 59.91. Hulick also won the 50 and 100 freestyle races with times of 24.03 and 52.54, respectively. In the 50 free, Hulick narrowly touched ahead of Carroll (24.08), while freshman Ellen Johnson was on her heels in the 100 (52.58).
Labosky led the Irish to a 1-2-3 finish in the 1,000 freestyle. Her time of 10:02.01 was 10 seconds faster than junior Kelli Barton (10:12.86). Freshman Abby Strang was third for the Irish in 10:15.14. Labosky also took first in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:01.78. Freshman Ann Barton was third in 2:04.34, while junior Sarah Alwen placed fourth in 2:06.03.
Carroll continued her impressive season with wins in the 100 butterfly and 200 individual medley. Carroll dominated the 100 fly with a time of 55.67, well ahead of teammate senior Lisa Garcia, who qualified for the NCAA Championships in the event last season. Garcia touched in 56.40. Carroll also defeated Garcia in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:03.31. Garcia holds the Notre Dame record in the event.
Perry-Eaton continued her diving dominance in 2003 with wins on both the one- and three-meter boards. The All-American recorded 315.82 points on the one-meter board, well ahead of Pittsburgh Colleen Kristobak (242.25 points). Sophomore Samantha Raneri was third with 190.73 points. The senior also won the three-meter board with 309.15 points. Pittsburgh’s Marie Houghton was second with 216.00 points.
Other winners for the Irish included sophomore Christel Bouvron in the 200 butterfly (2:03.60), sophomore Courtney Choura in the 200 breaststroke (2:22.67) and Johnson in the 500 freestyle (4:59.72).
Notre Dame returns to the pool on Friday, Nov. 14, as they play host to Bowling Green and Louisville at the Rolfs Aquatic Center. Meet time is 6:00 p.m.