Nov. 1, 2001
West Lafayette, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team easily defeated Purdue 209.50-90.50 Thursday night in West Lafayette, Ind. Notre Dame improves to 4-0 in dual meets this season.
The Irish were led by senior Carrie Nixon, who won four events tonight against the Boilers. Nixon claimed first in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races and also swam the anchor leg of the winning 400-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. Nixon’s winning time in the 50 free was 23.18, while her 100 time was 50.95.
Sophomore Lisa D’Olier won three events for the Irish today as she swam the butterfly leg of the 400 medley relay, and then took first in the 100 and 200 butterfly in times of 56.22 and 2:03.04, respectively.
Notre Dame also claimed the diving events as sophomore Meghan Perry-Eaton won the one-meter event with 287.70 points, setting a Notre Dame school record in the process. Perry-Eaton bested former diver Gina Ketelhohn’s school record of 283.12 set on Jan. 29, 2000. Senior Heather Mattingly, after placing fourth on the one-meter board, took first in the three-meter event with 309.08 points. Perry-Eaton was fourth with 248.18.
Other individual winners for the Irish tonight included sophomore Marie Labosky in both the1000 freestyle (9:57.54) and the 400 individual medley (4:23.08), sophomore Lisa Garcia in the 200 freestyle (1:51.96), freshman Kristen Peterson in the 200 backstroke (2:01.22) and sophomore Laurie Musgrave in the 200 breaststroke (2:18.17).
Other members of the winning relays included seniors Kelly Hecking and Allison Lloyd on the 400 medley relay and Hecking, freshman Katie Eckholt and sophomore Danielle Hulick on the 400 freestyle relay.
The Irish women are next in action Friday-Sunday, Nov. 16-18, when they compete at the Minnesota Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn.