Nov. 24, 2002

Minneapolis, Minn. – The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team finished fourth with 500.50 points at the three day Minnesota Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn. Host team Minnesota was first with 696 points, while Missouri placed second with 676 points. Wisconsin was third at 652 followed by Notre Dame Iowa (341) and Iowa State (294.50).

Notre Dame had one event winner on Sunday as junior Lisa Garcia concluded a terrific meet with a first place finish in the 200 butterfly. Garcia, who also took the title in the 100 butterfly and was fourth in the 200 freestyle event on Saturday, won her race in a time of 2:01.53. Irish freshman Christel Bouvron, who was second in the 100 fly on Saturday, was eighth in the 200 race in a time of 2:12.93.

Other Irish swimmers who advanced to the championship finals on Sunday were sophomore Kelli Barton who was sixth in the 1,650 free with a time of 17:00.23. Senior Nicole Kohrt was 13th in the race, while freshman Kalei Walker was 16th.

In the 200 backstroke, Notre Dame’s Sarah Alwen and Marie Labosky were seventh and eighth respectively. Alwen, who was seventh in the 100 back, finished in a time of 2:06.67. Labosky, who won the 400 individual medley on Saturday, recorded a time of 2:09.67.

Senior Heidi Hendrick was eighth in the 100 freestyle with a time of 55:00, while junior Laurie Musgrave and freshman Courtney Choura were fifth and eighth in the 200 breaststroke. Musgrave finished in 2:22.01, while Choura posted a time of 2:23.80.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Danielle Hulick, Alwen, Katie Eckholt and Hendrick concluded the meet with an eighth-place result in a time of 3:32.38.

Besides the individual victories of Garcia and Labosky, junior Meghan Perry-Eaton placed second in the one-meter diving event.

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