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ND Women’s Swimming: Reeling Irish hit road for tri-meet

Joe Meixell | Friday, November 16, 2007

Notre Dame will try to bounce back this weekend in a two-day meet against Northwestern and Wisconsin. The team suffered a heartbreaking 150-148 loss to Pittsburgh in its last dual meet on Nov. 9.

The deciding race in that meet was the 200-yard relay, when Notre Dame’s lead relay team was disqualified, and the Panthers captured the top three spots, securing the victory.

But despite their struggles in the relays against the Panthers, the Irish still found individual success. Senior Caroline Johnson won two events – the 100-and 200-yard backstroke – while freshman Sam Maxwell captured the 100-and 200-yard breaststroke.

Notre Dame (1-3) swept the top three spots in the 1,000-freestyle and three-meter dive. Junior Claire Hutchinson captured the title in the 1,000-freestyle, junior Casey Wagner grabbed second and sophomore Lexie Shue placed third in the 1,000-freestyle.

Junior Laura Rings took first in the three-meter dive, while her teammates freshman Heidi Grossman and sophomore Natalie Stitt took second and third, respectively.

This weekend’s meet marks the first time the Irish have faced the Badgers. The team’s record against the Wildcats is 3-4.