Oct. 27, 2000
The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming team (2-0, ranked 18th in the nation) knocked off the University of Miami in impressive fashion at the Rolfs Aquatic Center, Friday afternoon. The Irish won 12 of 14 races to earn the dual meet victory over the 17th-ranked Hurricanes.
Junior Kelly Hecking (Rutherford, N.J.) swept both the 100 and 200 backstroke events in 56.90 and 2:04.71, respectively. The Irish backstroke wizard also led off the meet in the 400 medley relay, helping the Irish capture first place in the race (3:52.83). Senior Kristen Van Saun (Lawrence, Kan.) joined Hecking in the multiple-winner category with two individual victories in the 200 and 500 freestyle.
Freshman Marie Labosky (Churchville, Pa.) was the third Irish swimmer to capture two races, winning the 1,000 freestyle (10:05.00) and 200 IM (2:07.05) on the day. Danielle Hulick (Galesburg, Ill.), in possibly the best performance of the meet, won two back-to-back races, capturing the 50 (24.68) and 100 (53.02) freestyle. Hulick was also a part of the winning 400 medley team.
After the first seven events, Notre Dame had built a 104-27 lead to put the meet away at the half-way point.
Other individual winners for the Irish included: Allison Lloyd, 100 breaststroke (1:05.66) and 400 medley relay, Lisa Garcia, 200 butterfly (2:05.15) and Amy Deger, 100 butterfly (57.38).
Next up for the Irish is a quad meet with Pittsburgh, Kenyon College and host Miami (Ohio) in Oxford, Ohio, on Friday, Nov. 3, at 4:00 p.m.