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ND Women’s Swimming: Individual event sweep headlines first victory

Katharine Mack | Monday, November 1, 2010

The Irish brought the brooms out this past Saturday, sweeping all individual swimming events in the dual against Michigan State. The 150-93 win at the Spartan’s McCaffree Pool was the first Irish (1-2) victory of the season.

The Irish also took first in one of two relays and took second in the 1 and 3 meter boards.

“Our team was very excited to bring home a win,” senior Samantha Maxwell said. “It was our first dual meet win of the season and a great way to cap off a good week of training.”

Maxwell took first in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:04.30, more than three seconds faster than the second place swimmer.

Senior Amywren Miller took first place in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle.

Sophomore Gracie Fredlake took first in the 500 and 1,000 Freestyle.

The 200 Medley Relay was won by sophomore Kim Holden, sophomore Lauren Scott, Miller and Maxwell with a time of 1:44.87.

Senior Heidi Grossman took second in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.

“Our team was pretty proud to have Gracie Fredlake win both the 500 and 1,000 freestyle events,” Maxwell said. “She has been injured and for her to place first in both event was great. Also, our 400 IMers did a great job racing tough and winning. Overall the team was pretty proud to win every event with the exception of the 200 freestyle relay.”

The next meet for the Irish will take place Saturday at home against Purdue.