Nov. 18, 2001
Minneapolis, Minn. – The Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team continues in first place after day two of the Minnesota Invitational with 714 points. Wisconsin is second with 627 points, while Minnesota is third with 306 points.
Notre Dame had four event winners on day two, including finishing 1-2-3 in the 100 backstroke. Senior Kelly Hecking took first in 56.20, followed by sophomore Danielle Hulick in 56.73 and freshman Kristen Peterson in 57.03. Freshman Sarah Alwen also scored for the Irish, finishing eighth in 59.04.
Senior Carrie Nixon continued her incredible meet by winning the 100 butterfly in a provisional qualifying standard of 55.44. Nixon won the 50 freestyle and was a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay. Sophomore Lisa Garcia was second in 56.62, while freshman Hannah Pawlewicz was tied for fifth in 57.07.
Nixon also swam the anchor leg of the 200 medley relay team that won in 1:44.17. Other members of the team included Hecking, senior Allison Lloyd and sophomore Lisa D’Olier. Sophomore Marie Laboky won her second event of the meet, taking the 400 individual medley in a time of 4:18.09, outdistancing the runner up by over two seconds. Freshman Kelli Barton was third in 4:23.77, while junior Amy Deger was fifth in 4:24.91.
Lloyd was also second in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 1:04.20. Sophomore Laurie Musgrave was fourth in 1:04.82 and Nixon was sixth in 1:06.07.
In diving, sophomore Meghan Perry-Eaton, after winning the one-meter event on Friday, finished second on the three-meter board with 479.80 points. Iowa’s Nacilea Underwood narrowly defeated Perry-Eaton with 479.80. Senior Heather Mattingly was ninth with 421.30 points.
The Minnesota Invitational continues Sunday with preliminaries at 10 a.m. and the finals at 5:00 p.m.