Nov. 23, 2002

Minneapolis, Minn. – The Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team is fourth with 144 points after day one of the Minnesota Invitational. Wisconsin is first with 273 points, followed by Missouri with 178 points and Minnesota at 171. Day two begins with the preliminaries at 10 a.m., followed by the finals at 3 p.m.

Notre Dame’s best finisher on the day was junior diver Meghan Perry-Eaton who was second in the one-meter diving competition. Perry-Eaton finished with 288.80 points. Tennessee’s Jamie Sanger was first with 297.75 points.

Other Irish swimmers who advanced to the championship finals were juniors Lisa Garcia and Marie Labosky, who finished third and seventh, respectively in the 200 individual medley. Garcia posted a time of 2:03.96, while Labosky clocked in at 2:06.23. Wisconsin’s Anna Trinidad was first in 2:03.40.

Junior Danielle Hulick continued her impressive fall season with a fourth-place finish in the 50 freestyle. Hulick finished in a time of 23.89. Missouri’s Andrea Nigh was first in 23.37. Sophomores Kelli Barton and Sara Alwen were fourth and fifth respectively in the consolation finals of the 500 freestyle. Barton posted a time of 5:02.75, while Alwen finished right behind in 5:03.62.

The Irish were sixth in the 200 freestyle relay as the team of Katie Eckholt, Hulick, Alwen and Heidi Hendrick finished in a time of 1:36.57. Wisconsin was first in 1:34.16. Notre Dame’s 400 medley relay team of Alwen, Courtney Choura, Christel Bouvron and Hendrick was 11th in 3:55.46.

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