NCAA Div. I Women: Notre Dame Squeaks by Michigan, 153-147, on Final Relay

SOUTH BEND, In., February 1. AFTER 15 events, it came down to the final relay — the 200 yard freestyle — and Notre Dame's women won by .33 to win the race and a hard-fought 153-147 dial-meet over Big 10 power Michigan at the Rolfs Aquatic Center today.

Coach Bailey Weathers' Fighting Irish ladies, sextuple defending Big East Champions, are now headed for the conference meet at the Goodwill Games Pool on Long Island in three weeks after improving to 9-1-1 on the season. Michigan, headed for the Big 10s at Purdue the same weekend, falls to 3-3 overall.

Notre Dame's 200 freestyle relay foursome of junior Danielle Hulick, senior Heidi Hendrick, sophomore Katie Eckholt and sophomore Kristen Peterson narrowly outtouched Michigan's team of Laura Kaznecki, Erin Abbey, Anne Weilbacher and Abby Seskevics. Notre Dame clocked in 1:35.03 while the Wolverines came home in 1:35.36.

Overall, Notre Dame won nine races while taking the measure of Coach Jim Richardson's Wolverines, who took gold in the first three events (200 medley relay, 1650 free, 200 free). That latter race was won by sophomore Amy McCullough, who ranks fifth nationally with her pr 1:46.89 from the Tar Heel Invitational at Chapel Hill last November.

Hulick put the Irish on the scoreboard by splashing home first in the 100 backstroke (56.33) with Peterson fourth and freshman Kara Santelli was fifth.

After Michigan's Kelli Stein won the 100 breaststroke (1:04.74), Irish junior Lisa Garcia was first in the 200 butterfly (2:01.03). Teammate Christel Bouvron, a rookie, was third (2:03.69) and sophomore Brooke Taylor was fourth (2:05.00) as the Irish "lasses" began cutting into the then-sizeable Wolverine lead.

Hulick made it two for two when she touched first in the 50 freestyle (23.90) with Notre Dame also scoring a second and third via Seskevics (24.21) and Kaznecki (24.31).

Hendrick, swimming in her final home meet as a member of the Irish, next struck gold the 100 freestyle in 51.86. Michigan took the next three places, followed by Eckholt in fifth (54.10).

Peterson, who has struggled all season after suffering mono in the fall, won her first big race of the spring by taking top honors in 200 backstroke. Peterson's time was 2:03.42, while Michigan's Sara Johnson was second (2:04.10) and Abbey was third (2:04.85) Junior Marie Labosky was fourth and sophomore Sarah Alwen was fifth.

Peterson had an excellent Big East Championships for the Irish last season, finaling second in both dorsal events and recording prs in each (55.45-1:58.41). If the Wichita, Ks. native can regain that form in three weeks the Irish fortunes will be substantially bolstered.

Stein then scored her second win in the 200 breaststroke and Michigan's Emily-Clare Fenn also won her second race when she was first in the 500 freestyle. She earlier had won the 1650 freestyle for a nice hat trick. Weilbacher then took the 100 butterfly (55.38), drawing Michigan ever closer to the Irish.

Marie Labosky put her team ahead when she took first in the 200 individual medley (2:05.82) with Garcia third (2:07.85) and senior Amy Deger fourth.

Notre Dame's Meghan Perry-Eaton also helped the Irish cause big-time, winning both the one and three-meter diving competitions. She won the one-meter event with 322.64 points as Michigan's Tealin Kelemen was second in 267.52. Perry-Eaton also dominated the three-meter event with 307.95 points, 46 points higher than her closest competitor.

– Bill Bell

WOMEN'S NCAA DIVISION 1 DUAL MEET
MICHIGAN VS. NOTRE DAME
ROLFS AQUATIC CENTER
SOUTH BEND, IN.
FEB. 1, 2003

25 YD. POOL

FINAL SCORE:
NOTRE DAME 153
MICHIGAN 147

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Event 1 Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
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School Finals Points
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1 University Of Michigan 'A' 1:44.67 11
1) Abbey, Erin SR 2) Stein, Kelli JR
3) Weilbacher, Anne FR 4) Seskevics, Abby FR
27.13 56.29 1:21.17 1:44.67
2 University Of Notre Dame-Women 'A' 1:46.16 4
1) Hulick, Danielle JR 2) Musgrave, Laurie JR
3) D'Olier, Lisa JR 4) Hendrick, Heidi 0
28.65 1:46.16
3 University Of Michigan 'B' 1:48.51 2
1) Kaznecki, Laura SR 2) Larson, Elsa FR
3) Watts, Erica JR 4) Egnatuk, Tracy SO
27.58 58.20 1:24.78 1:48.51
4 University Of Notre Dame-Women 'B' 1:49.29
1) Santelli, Kara FR 2) Choura, Courtney FR
3) Deger, Amy SR 4) Peterson, Kristen SO
28.02 58.90 1:25.29 1:49.29
5 University Of Notre Dame-Women 'C' x1:51.12
1) Roberts, Jessica JR 2) Healey, Georgia SO
3) Taylor, Brooke SO 4) Walker, Kalei FR
28.27 58.96 1:25.97 1:51.12
6 University Of Notre Dame-Women 'D' x1:56.03
1) Campbell, Courtney FR 2) Philipp, Katie JR
3) Mantey, Annie FR 4) Steffan, Mary FR
29.74 1:04.00 1:30.53 1:56.03

Event 2 Women 1650 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Fenn, Emily-Clare JR Michigan 16:40.28 9
28.26 59.04 1:29.62 2:00.12 2:30.39 3:00.73 3:31.12 4:01.52
4:31.98 5:02.42 5:32.94 6:03.44 7:04.33 7:04.33 7:34.68 8:05.09
8:35.39 9:05.76 9:35.88 10:06.19 10:36.52 11:06.81 11:37.50 12:08.05
12:38.53 13:09.05 13:39.56 14:09.95 14:40.26 15:10.54 15:40.77 16:10.74
16:40.28
2 Labosky, Marie JR Notre Dame 16:44.50 4
28.36 58.99 1:29.55 1:59.95 2:30.23 3:00.42 3:30.98 4:01.50
4:31.91 5:02.23 5:32.62 6:03.18 7:04.06 7:04.06 7:34.50 8:04.77
8:35.19 9:05.51 9:35.89 10:06.11 10:36.50 11:07.09 11:37.60 12:08.05
12:38.62 13:09.19 13:40.02 14:10.67 14:41.07 15:11.99 15:42.75 16:13.73
16:44.50
3 Barton, Kelli SO Notre Dame 17:03.67 3
2:00.68 2:31.09 3:01.69 3:32.17 4:02.65 4:33.34
5:03.93 5:34.61 6:05.37 7:07.08 7:07.08 7:38.12 8:09.12
8:40.28 9:11.68 9:43.15 10:14.64 10:46.11 11:17.32 11:48.72 12:20.25
12:51.63 13:23.44 13:55.02 14:26.56 14:58.29 15:29.94 16:01.61 16:33.12
17:03.67
4 Eberwein, Lori JR Michigan 17:18.01 2
29.28 59.95 1:31.03 2:02.41 2:33.57 3:04.86 3:36.14 4:07.59
4:39.20 5:10.93 5:42.72 6:14.36 7:17.54 7:17.54 7:48.96 8:20.71
8:52.44 9:24.18 9:55.85 10:27.44 10:59.19 11:30.77 12:02.45 12:34.25
13:06.03 13:37.88 14:09.80 14:41.51 15:13.22 15:44.89 16:16.09 16:47.47
17:18.01
5 Kern, Julie SR Michigan 17:19.59 1
29.93 1:01.61 1:33.49 2:05.48 2:37.25 3:09.32 3:40.99 4:12.90
4:44.57 5:16.39 5:48.30 6:20.08 7:23.29 7:23.29 7:54.77 9:29.45
10:32.27 11:35.02 12:06.40 12:37.66
13:09.08 13:40.55 14:11.92 14:43.33 15:15.10 15:46.55 16:18.20 16:49.58
17:19.59
6 Kohrt, Nicole SR Notre Dame 17:25.25
30.07 1:02.03 1:33.96 2:06.02 2:38.15 3:10.20 3:41.96 4:13.73
4:45.48 5:16.99 5:48.66 6:20.24 7:23.49 7:23.49 7:55.12 8:26.74
8:58.39 9:30.22 10:01.77 10:33.40 11:05.03 11:36.66 12:08.23 12:39.99
13:11.58 13:43.34 14:14.97 14:46.78 15:18.52 15:50.21 16:21.95 16:53.66
17:25.25
7 Cerreta, Sara JR Notre Dame x17:53.70
1:33.42 2:37.90 3:10.27 3:42.70 4:15.25 4:47.41 5:19.93 5:52.34
6:24.70 6:57.08 7:29.55 8:02.05 9:06.99 9:06.99 9:39.62 10:12.54
10:45.56 11:18.17 11:51.31 12:24.20 12:57.17
13:30.02 14:02.89 14:36.26 15:09.40 15:42.67 16:15.28 16:48.25 17:21.39
17:53.70
— Cavadini, Katie SR Notre Dame X18:03.44
30.20 1:02.48 1:34.65 2:07.04 3:12.55 3:45.34 7:01.71
7:34.89 8:41.16 9:47.03 10:53.31
11:59.70 12:32.68 13:05.75
13:38.91 14:12.00 14:45.32 15:18.45 15:51.78 16:25.20 16:58.16 17:31.43
18:03.44

Event 3 Women 200 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 McCullough, Amy SO Michigan 1:50.06 9
1:22.19 1:50.06
2 Hendrick, Heidi 0 Notre Dame 1:53.32 4
26.26 54.57 1:23.38 1:53.32
3 Alwen, Sarah SO Notre Dame 1:54.95 3
26.73 55.22 1:24.69 1:54.95
4 Eckholt, Katie SO Notre Dame 1:55.26 2
27.14 55.84 1:25.77 1:55.26
5 Walker, Kalei FR Notre Dame x1:56.19
27.27 55.97 1:25.65 1:56.19
6 Karlson, Jenay SR Michigan 1:57.89 1
27.69 57.16 1:27.25 1:57.89
7 Mandel, Maya JR Michigan 2:04.93
29.14 1:00.99 1:33.25 2:04.93
— Steffan, Mary FR Notre Dame X1:58.53
27.78 57.74 1:58.53

Event 4 Women 100 Yard Backstroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Hulick, Danielle JR Notre Dame 56.33 9
27.65 56.33
2 Johnson, Sara JR Michigan 57.68 4
28.38 57.68
3 Abbey, Erin SR Michigan 57.76 3
28.21 57.76
4 Peterson, Kristen SO Notre Dame 58.04 2
28.43 58.04
5 Santelli, Kara FR Notre Dame 59.25 1
29.16 59.25
6 Roberts, Jessica JR Notre Dame x59.62
29.24 59.62
— Campbell, Courtney FR Notre Dame X1:02.98
31.22 1:02.98

Event 5 Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Stein, Kelli JR Michigan 1:04.74 9
30.97 1:04.74
2 Musgrave, Laurie JR Notre Dame 1:05.01 4
30.89 1:05.01
3 Choura, Courtney FR Notre Dame 1:05.39 3
30.75 1:05.39
4 Healey, Georgia SO Notre Dame 1:05.97 2
31.31 1:05.97
5 Larson, Elsa FR Michigan 1:07.18 1
31.75 1:07.18
6 Mantey, Annie FR Notre Dame x1:09.24
32.69 1:09.24

Event 6 Women 200 Yard Butterfly
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Garcia, Lisa JR Notre Dame 2:01.03 9
28.20 59.44 1:30.30 2:01.03
2 Weilbacher, Anne FR Michigan 2:02.52 4
27.78 59.45 1:31.02 2:02.52
3 Bouvron, Christel FR Notre Dame 2:03.69 3
28.05 59.58 1:30.75 2:03.69
4 Taylor, Brooke SO Notre Dame 2:05.00 2
28.30 1:00.04 1:32.25 2:05.00
5 Deger, Amy SR Notre Dame x2:08.84
29.46 1:01.83 1:34.94 2:08.84
6 Watts, Erica JR Michigan 2:08.99 1
28.65 1:01.06 1:34.44 2:08.99
— D'Olier, Lisa JR Notre Dame X2:06.32
28.89 1:00.81 1:33.24 2:06.32
— Jackson, Christina SR Notre Dame X2:10.29
1:02.31 2:10.29

Event 7 Women 50 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Hulick, Danielle JR Notre Dame 23.90 9
2 Seskevics, Abby FR Michigan 24.21 4
3 Kaznecki, Laura SR Michigan 24.31 3
4 Egnatuk, Tracy SO Michigan 24.50 2
5 Eckholt, Katie SO Notre Dame 24.63 1
6 Santelli, Kara FR Notre Dame 25.22
7 Steffan, Mary FR Notre Dame x25.42
8 Mandel, Maya JR Michigan x26.52

Event 8 Women 1 mtr Diving
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Perry-Eaton, Meghan JR Notre Dame 322.64 9
2 Kelemen, Tealin JR Michigan 267.52 4
3 Goolik, Alexis SO Michigan 248.02 3
4 Vander Kuyl, Kelly SR Michigan 238.64 2
5 Kennedy, Kristina 0 Notre Dame 219.58 1
6 Koglin, Emily SR Michigan x208.72
7 Raneri, Samantha FR Notre Dame 183.37
— Larson, Courtney SO Michigan X215.92

Event 9 Women 100 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Hendrick, Heidi 0 Notre Dame 51.86 9
24.91 51.86
2 McCullough, Amy SO Michigan 52.26 4
25.93 52.26
3 Seskevics, Abby FR Michigan 52.66 3
25.38 52.66
4 Kaznecki, Laura SR Michigan 53.37 2
5 Eckholt, Katie SO Notre Dame 54.10 1
26.48 54.10
6 Brundidge, Clinique FR Michigan x54.86
26.70 54.86
7 Steffan, Mary FR Notre Dame 55.04
26.80 55.04
8 Campbell, Courtney FR Notre Dame x56.51
27.42 56.51
— Walker, Kalei FR Notre Dame X53.92
26.41 53.92
— Mandel, Maya JR Michigan X57.03
27.66 57.03

Event 10 Women 200 Yard Backstroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Peterson, Kristen SO Notre Dame 2:03.42 9
29.08 1:00.64 1:32.32 2:03.42
2 Johnson, Sara JR Michigan 2:04.10 4
30.10 1:01.79 1:33.38 2:04.10
3 Abbey, Erin SR Michigan 2:04.85 3
29.48 1:00.67 1:32.69 2:04.85
4 Labosky, Marie JR Notre Dame 2:06.44 2
30.60 1:02.30 1:34.51 2:06.44
5 Alwen, Sarah SO Notre Dame 2:06.73 1
30.02 1:01.83 1:34.26 2:06.73
6 Santelli, Kara FR Notre Dame x2:08.13
30.45 1:03.46 1:35.99 2:08.13
— Roberts, Jessica JR Notre Dame X2:07.17
30.07 1:01.92 1:34.78 2:07.17

Event 11 Women 200 Yard Breaststroke
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Stein, Kelli JR Michigan 2:18.77 9
32.44 1:07.78 1:43.66 2:18.77
2 Musgrave, Laurie JR Notre Dame 2:20.35 4
31.91 1:07.64 1:43.93 2:20.35
3 Larson, Elsa FR Michigan 2:21.42 3
32.39 1:08.41 1:44.55 2:21.42
4 Healey, Georgia SO Notre Dame 2:22.52 2
32.17 1:08.64 1:45.27 2:22.52
5 Choura, Courtney FR Notre Dame 2:24.07 1
31.95 1:08.18 1:45.49 2:24.07
6 Philipp, Katie JR Notre Dame x2:29.33
34.84 1:12.44 1:50.93 2:29.33
— Mantey, Annie FR Notre Dame X2:31.12
33.56 1:11.27 1:50.75 2:31.12

Event 12 Women 500 Yard Freestyle
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Name Year School Finals Points
===============================================================================
1 Fenn, Emily-Clare JR Michigan 4:56.97 9
27.61 57.03 1:27.28 1:57.55 2:27.70 2:57.81 3:27.86 3:58.18
4:28.30 4:56.97
2 McCullough, Amy SO Michigan 4:57.15 4
28.32 58.04 1:28.23 1:58.51 2:28.45 2:58.66 3:28.80 3:59.12
4:29.20 4:57.15
3 Barton, Kelli SO Notre Dame 5:01.40 3
28.72 58.86 1:29.00 1:59.19 2:29.53 2:59.94 3:30.39 4:01.02
4:31.82 5:01.40
4 Bouvron, Christel FR Notre Dame 5:06.22 2
28.53 59.74 1:31.52 2:03.28 2:34.77 3:05.56 3:36.55 4:07.42
4:37.38 5:06.22
5 Eberwein, Lori JR Michigan 5:06.65 1
1:00.23 2:02.87 3:05.15 4:07.16 5:06.65
6 Kohrt, Nicole SR Notre Dame 5:10.51
29.08 1:00.26 1:31.67 2:03.14 2:34.42 3:05.72 3:36.90 4:08.17
4:39.49 5:10.51
7 Kern, Julie SR Michigan x5:17.19
29.51 1:01.31 1:33.13 2:04.95 2:36.67 3:08.79 3:41.31 4:13.53
4:45.77 5:17.19
8 Walker, Kalei FR Notre Dame x5:24.03
29.51 1:01.34 1:33.69 2:06.38 2:39.48 3:12.44 3:45.90 4:19.18
4:52.31 5:24.03
— Cerreta, Sara JR Notre Dame X5:18.02
28.86 1:00.57 1:32.60 2:04.41 2:36.18 3:08.37 3:40.73 4:13.23
4:45.86 5:18.02
— Cavadini, Katie SR Notre Dame X5:31.06
29.59 1:02.39 1:36.15 2:10.10 2:43.70 3:16.63 3:50.12 4:24.08
4:58.20 5:31.06

Event 13 Women 100 Yard Butterfly
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Weilbacher, Anne FR Michigan 55.38 9
26.37 55.38
2 Garcia, Lisa JR Notre Dame 56.84 4
27.06 56.84
3 Deger, Amy SR Notre Dame 57.91 3
27.78 57.91
4 Taylor, Brooke SO Notre Dame 58.54 2
27.56 58.54
5 D'Olier, Lisa JR Notre Dame x58.88
27.38 58.88
6 Watts, Erica JR Michigan 59.16 1
27.83 59.16
7 Brundidge, Clinique FR Michigan 1:00.16
28.37 1:00.16
— Mantey, Annie FR Notre Dame X1:00.11
28.22 1:00.11

Event 14 Women 3 mtr Diving
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Name Year School Finals Points
===============================================================================
1 Perry-Eaton, Meghan JR Notre Dame 307.95 9
2 Kelemen, Tealin JR Michigan 261.37 4
3 Vander Kuyl, Kelly SR Michigan 251.92 3
4 Goolik, Alexis SO Michigan 247.05 2
5 Koglin, Emily SR Michigan x218.02
6 Raneri, Samantha FR Notre Dame 198.22 1
7 Kennedy, Kristina 0 Notre Dame 189.82
— Larson, Courtney SO Michigan X213.75

Event 15 Women 200 Yard IM
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Name Year School Finals Points
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1 Labosky, Marie JR Notre Dame 2:05.82 9
28.74 1:00.75 1:37.02 2:05.82
2 Johnson, Sara JR Michigan 2:06.19 4
28.13 59.83 1:36.89 2:06.19
3 Garcia, Lisa JR Notre Dame 2:07.85 3
28.35 1:01.06 1:38.50 2:07.85
4 Deger, Amy SR Notre Dame 2:10.37 2
28.58 1:01.32 1:40.07 2:10.37
5 Choura, Courtney FR Notre Dame x2:11.97
28.72 1:03.12 1:40.66 2:11.97
6 Larson, Elsa FR Michigan 2:14.08 1
29.93 1:05.15 1:41.94 2:14.08
— Taylor, Brooke SO Notre Dame X2:12.02
28.65 1:01.77 1:41.51 2:12.02
— D'Olier, Lisa JR Notre Dame X2:13.48
28.25 1:03.86 1:43.18 2:13.48

Event 16 Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
===============================================================================
School Finals Points
===============================================================================
1 University Of Notre Dame-Women 'A' 1:35.03 11
1) Hulick, Danielle JR 2) Hendrick, Heidi 0
3) Eckholt, Katie SO 4) Peterson, Kristen SO
23.49 47.19 1:11.25 1:35.03
2 University Of Michigan 'A' 1:35.36 4
1) Kaznecki, Laura SR 2) Abbey, Erin SR
3) Weilbacher, Anne FR 4) Seskevics, Abby FR
24.31 48.36 1:11.87 1:35.36
3 University Of Michigan 'B' 1:36.52 2
1) Egnatuk, Tracy SO 2) Stein, Kelli JR
3) McCullough, Amy SO 4) Fenn, Emily-Clare JR
24.27 48.52 1:11.94 1:36.52
4 University Of Notre Dame-Women 'B' 1:38.68
1) Healey, Georgia SO 2) Musgrave, Laurie JR
3) Bouvron, Christel FR 4) Alwen, Sarah SO
25.01 49.86 1:14.66 1:38.68
5 University Of Michigan 'C' x1:42.67
1) Brundidge, Clinique FR 2) Eberwein, Lori JR
3) Watts, Erica JR 4) Johnson, Sara JR
25.65 51.49 1:16.75 1:42.67

Event 17 Women 400 Yard IM
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Name Year School Finals Points
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— Philipp, Katie JR Notre Dame X4:35.45
30.78 1:04.83 1:39.59 2:13.91 2:52.33 3:31.23 4:03.39 4:35.45
— Jackson, Christina SR Notre Dame X4:37.28
29.32 1:02.52 1:38.89 2:14.44 2:55.29 3:35.75 4:07.03 4:37.28

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