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Irish Swimming and Diving Programs Close Out Fall On A High Note

Dec 8, 2012, 7:26 PM EDT

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Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads closed out the fall portion of their schedules with great performances at the Hawkeye Invitational and the Ohio State Invitational, respectively.

The men claimed second place at the Hawkeye Invitational behind the number one nationally ranked Michigan Wolverines.  The Irish, who are ranked 21st in the nation according to the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll, defeated #18 Iowa, #25 Denver and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The women, who are ranked twenty-first according to the CSCAA, saw six program records fall with dominating performances by a number of swimmers, especially sophomore Emma Reaney. Reaney did not simply break Notre Dame program records, she crushed them. Reaney reset her own 200 IM record and broke Katie Carroll’s 400 IM record from 2007 as well as Samantha Maxwell’s 100 and 200 breast records from 2009. Kim Holden also broke Kellyn Kuhlke’s 100 fly record at the meet. Finally, together Reaney, Holden, Kelly Ryan and Catherine Galletti set the sixth record as they broke the 400 medley relay record.

This weekend’s success also was evident by the number of Irish swimmers who now have top 50 times in the nation in an individual event. Click here to see the same breakdown of top 50 times before the teams’ performances at the Hawkeye and Ohio State Invitationals.

Women

100 Free

32nd – Kelly Ryan (49.57)

100 Back

14th – Kim Holden (53.07)

30th – Kelly Ryan (53.67)

200 Back

10th – Kelly Ryan (1:54.05)

17th – Kim Holden (1:55.06)

100 Breast

4th – Emma Reaney (59.38)

29th – Christen McDonough (1:01:36)

49th – Lauren Stauder (1:02.00)

200 Breast

3rd – Emma Reaney (2:07.60)

100 Fly

15th – Kim Holden (52.98)

200 Fly

28th – Bridget Casey (1:58.62)

200 IM

4th – Emma Reaney (1:55.05)

400 IM

9th – Emma Reaney (4:08.63)

Men

50 Free

19th – Frank Dyer (19.99)

100 Free

32nd – Frank Dyer (44.06)

200 Free

15th – Frank Dyer (1:36.27)

500 Free

14th – Frank Dyer (4:20.63)

200 Back

40th – Bertie Nel (1:45.99)

100 Breast

20th – Christopher Johnson (54.38)

38th – Zachary Stephens (55.05)

46th – Cameron Miller (55.26)

200 Breast

16th – Zachary Stephens (1:58.26)

200 Fly

29th – Jonathan Williamson (1:46.90)

200 IM

33rd – Zachary Stephens (1:48.02)

37th – Colin Babcock (1:48.16)

Note: The rankings were as of Monday, December 3rd.

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