Nov. 19, 2000
Bloomington, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team, behind junior Kelly Hecking’s (Rutherford, N.J) win in the 200 breaststroke, finished second with 763 points at the three-day Indiana Invitational. Indiana finished first in the team race with 1,151 points, followed by the Irish, Miami (Ohio), Cincinnati and Evansville.
Hecking, who had finished second in the 100 backstroke earlier in the weekend, continued her career dominance of the 200 backstroke winning in 2:03.07. The two-time defending BIG EAST Champion outdistanced runner-up Susan Woessner (2:03.69) of Indiana, while the Hoosier’s Colleen McCracken was third in 2:04.44. Notre Dame freshman Marie Labosky (Churchville, Pa.) was seventh in 2:06.51.
That would be the lowest Labosky finished on the weekend as she impressed everyone with three event wins. Labosky claimed the 1,650 freestyle and the 200 and 400 individual medley races. Labosky ran away with the 400 individual medley race, winning in 4:19.81, more than five seconds faster than runner-up Elaine Schwartz of Miami (4:25.34). Labosky also finished third in the 500 freestyle race.
Junior Allison Lloyd (Ft. Wayne, Ind.) also had a good weekend as she won the 100 breaststroke earlier in the weekend and claimed second in the 200 breaststroke on Sunday. Lloyd took the 100 race in a time of 1:04.65, the fastest time of the weekend. After swimming the fifth fastest qualifying time in the 200 race, Lloyd missed first place by only .03 seconds after touching in at 2:20.21. Miami’s Courtney Caples outtouched Lloyd in 2:20.18.
Freshmen Laurie Musgrave (Littleton, Colo.) and Lisa Garcia (Denver, Colo) also had good weekends in the breaststroke and butterfly races, respectively. Musgrave finished third in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.97) and fifth in the 200 race (2:22.56), while Garcia claimed second in the 100 butterfly (57.67) and sixth in the 200 fly (2:07.80). Garcia was also fifth in the 200 individual medley event (2:07.74).
In diving, junior Heather Mattingly (Houston, Texas) finished second on the three-meter board and third on the one-meter. Mattingly recorded 490.00 points, barely falling to Miami’s Katie Beth Bryant (495.10) on the three-meter board.
Also, the 200 medley relay team of Hecking, Lloyd, freshmen Sarah Bowman (Cheshire, Conn.) and Danielle Hulick (Galesburg, Ill.) placed second in a time of 1:47.44.
Full results from the Indiana Invitational can be found at www. athletics.indiana.edu.