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Irish Remain Strong After Day 2

Mar 1, 2013, 9:46 AM EDT

The Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving program took the lead Wednesday but decided that wasn’t good enough so they went out and won three of the four events last night.  Not only did they win three events, but they took the top three spots in two of those events.  Frank Dyer then topped the night off with a feat that no BIG EAST swimmer has ever accomplished as he won both the 50 and 500 free, which I am told is like winning the 200m and mile track races in the same meet – simply ridiculous.  Zach Stephens also won an individual event as he dominated the field in the 200 IM, leading the Irish to their second 1-2-3 finish on the night (the first came in the 500 free). The men’s team will look to continue to built upon its lead and make sure that Louisville does not get back in the race for the championship.

On the women’s side, the Irish picked up another two victories as sophomore Emma Reaney bettered her 200 IM meet record from last year.  Allison Casareto was also a winner for the Irish with her victory off the 1-meter springboard. The women did slip to second place behind Louisville, but there are still two days left in the meet and some of the Irish’s best events are coming up today and tomorrow. The Irish should be able to make up ground in the backstroke and breaststroke events.

Here is the point standings after Day 2:

Men: 

1) Notre Dame: 367

2) Louisville: 224

3) Pittsburgh: 191.5

Women: 

1) Louisville: 332

2) Notre Dame: 302

3) Pittsburgh: 188

Here are today’s events:

#16 – Men’s 3-meter

#17 – Women’s 400 IM

#18 – Men’s 400 IM

#19 – Women’s 100 Fly

#20 – Men’s 100 Fly

#21 – Women’s 200 Free

#22 – Men’s 200 Free

#23 – Women’s 100 Breast

#24 – Men’s 100 Breast

#25 – Women’s 100 Back

#26 – Men’s 100 Back

#27 – Women’s 400 Medley Relay

#28 – Men’s 400 Medley Relay

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