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ND Women’s Swimming: Miller takes first place as team finishes in third

Samantha Leonard | Monday, December 3, 2007

The Irish placed third out of 12 teams at the Husky Invitational in Federal Way, Wash., over the weekend. During the three-day competition, the Irish finished with 897 points. The host school, Washington, took first place with 1,369 points.

USC finished in second place with 1,225 points. The Irish have now lost to the Trojans twice this season.

The Irish had an impressive showing, with 16 swimmers making it past the preliminaries. The top swimmer for the Irish was freshman Amywren Miller, who claimed a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle. Miller notched a season-best time of 50.37 seconds and shattered her previous best of 51.69.

And Miller was not the only swimmer to record a season best this weekend. Junior Christa Riggins tied for second place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.53, topping her previous best of 51.23.

Freshman Lauren Parisi took a second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:00.83. This time also marked a season best for the freshman.

The Irish will next compete in a dual meet against LSU on Jan. 2.