Nov. 21, 2015
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team maintained their second-place standing on day two of the Purdue Invitational. With several B-cut times posted throughout the day, the A-team lineup of Catherine Mulquin, Danielle Margheret, Catherine Galletti and Sofia Revilak started the evening finals on a high note, clinching first with their 1:39.50 time.
“Our team is working hard to develop their own identity; tonight, we came back and put some times up that are among the top in the Atlantic Coast Conference,” head coach Mike Litzinger says. “We are feeling good at this stage, but need to continue to work hard.
The third day of a championship-style meet is always a challenge, both physically and mentally,” he continues, “but we are using this as a rehearsal for another big meet in February. We are consistently challenging ourselves to compete, which is what we need to do at this point in the season. The highlight of today was our 200 medley relay; those were excellent swims. Cat Galletti’s morning swim in the 100 fly was great, as was Danielle [Margheret]’s 100 breast. And [Catherine] Mulquin’s 100 back just keeps getting better. Today was a good day for us.”
In addition to the relay team’s first place victory, Galletti and Mulquin both posted individual first place titles. After touching in at 53.14 in the morning prelims, Galletti earned her second B cut in the 100 fly by winning the race in the evening (53.46). Mulquin also earned a B cut in the morning session in the 100 back (54.13) and went on to win the event with her 54.49 showing in the evening session.
Other top finishers for the Irish included Nicole Smith (third in 400 IM, 4:18.28, and fourth in 100 fly, 53.92) and Revilak (second in 100 fly, 53.61). Margheret swam a B-cut time in the 100 breast (1:01.85), placing third. Alice Treuth also had a third-lace showing Saturday evening, clocking in at 55.16 in the 100 back.
In diving, Lindsey Streepey earned a third-place score of 302.05 in the 1-meter event, while Annie Crea placed eighth (246.10). The diving competition concludes tomorrow with the evening platform event.
— ND —
Lizzie Mikes serves as Media Services Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame. A 2013 graduate of Johnson & Wales University, she oversees credential management and is the athletic communications director for Fighting Irish men’s and women’s swimming and diving. She has assisted with numerous NCAA postseason events hosted by Notre Dame, and is heavily involved in the day-to-day tasks of the athletic communications office.