Notre Dame Women's Swimming and Diving | Dec. 8, 2013 | Notre Dame Athletics
Highlighted by junior Emma Reaney's record performance in the 200 breaststroke, the University of Notre Dame women's swimming and diving team closed out an impressive weekend in Iowa City by winning the 2013 Hawkeye Invitational in convincing fashion. The Irish totaled 823 points to top second-place Boise State (742.5) by 80.5 points.
“The team did very well from top to bottom to earn this win,” said head coach Brian Barnes. “They worked their tails off and we showed depth and a very competitive team. And not just competitive against other teams, they are internally competitive, which will help us become better.”
After turning in an NCAA A cut and meet record (2:07.64) in the prelims of the 200 breast, Reaney went faster, smashing her own school record as well as the meet and pool records with an NCAA A cut time of 2:05.85 in the finals. Her time put her just under a second faster than Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Emily McClellan, who edged Reaney in the 100 breast just a night earlier. The time was also the best in the country among performances entering the weekend.