Notre Dame Athletics | October 23, 2018
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Notre Dame swimming and diving teams opened Atlantic Coast Conference action with a sweep over their opponents. The team went a combined 3-0 with the women defeating Miami (200-59) and Georgia Tech (200-60) while the men topped the Yellow Jackets, 132-130. The women finished first overall in all but three events while the men took the top spot in seven events.
For the second meet in a row, sophomore Lindsay Stone finished first in the distance free. Having previously won the 1,000 free, Stone added a first place finish in the 1,650 to her list of accomplishments. Freshman Sinead Eksteen finished first for the Irish in two events, including a first-place finish in the 500 free.
"Our women had an opportunity to show off our versatility and depth today," head coach Mike Litzinger said. "I'm very excited about the way they are coming together. I am particularly proud of Cailey Grunhard as she continues to develop into one of the ACC's top butterfliers."
The 50 free featured all Irish women in the top-five, with Katie Smith taking first (23:32), followed by Abbie Dolan, Cailey Grunhard, Carly Quast and Sofia Revilak. The team also swept two other events, the 400 IM and the 100 fly. Luciana Thomas took first for the Irish in that IM, with Nikki Smith and Sammie Eyolfson finishing just behind her. The 100 fly featured Irish in the top-four spots, with Cailey Grunhard (1st), Abbie Dolan (2nd), Erin Sheehan (3rd) and Rachel Wittmer (4th).
Divers Erin Isola finished first in the 3-meter, while Annie Weise took second in the 1-meter. The 1-meter diving competition saw three of the top-five spots go to the Irish with Isola (3rd) and Kelly Straub finishing fourth.
"We had some dominant performances by our divers and had multiple winners on the swimming side," he added.
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