Nov. 3, 2000
The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team (5-0) continued its dual meet season in dominating fashion, defeating Kenyon College, Pittsburgh and Miami (Ohio) in Oxford, Ohio, Friday evening. The Irish out-swam Kenyon 191-101, Miami (Ohio) 196-98, and Pittsburgh 196-98.
The Irish blended veterans and talented underclassmen perfectly at the meet. Four Irish swimmers and one diver each won two events on the night. Senior freestyle specialist Kristen Van Saun (Lawrence, Kan.) captured the 200 (1:55.15) and 500 freestyle (5:01.77), freshman Marie Labosky (Churchville, Pa.) the 1,650 freestyle (17:06.25) and 400 IM (4:25.99), junior Kelly Hecking (Rutherford, NJ) won the 100 and 200 backstroke for the second meet in a row, sophomore Amy Deger (Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished first in the 100 (57.63) and 200 (2:06.47) butterfly and junior Heather Mattingly (Houston, Texas) won the one- and three-meter diving events.
Freshman Danielle Hulick (Galesburg, Ill.) won the 100 freestyle for the Irish as well.
No where was the Irish depth more apparent than in the 100 backstroke, when teammates Hecking, Lisa Garcia (Denver, Colo.) Jessica Roberts (Oak Brook, Ill.) and Tiffany O’Brien (Redmond, Wa.) combined to go 1-2-3-4, respectively, in the event.
Notre Dame will switch to West Lafayette, Ind., tomorrow (Nov. 4) at 12:00 p.m., to face Purdue and Evansville in dual meet competition.