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    NU Trails Iowa 63-47 After First Day of Shamrock Invite

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Valerie Nubbe helps NU finish in 2nd place in the 400 yard medley relay.
    Valerie Nubbe helps NU finish in 2nd place in the 400 yard medley relay.

    Jan. 31, 2014


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    South Bend, Ind. – The Shamrock Invitational got underway Friday afternoon at the Rolfs Aquatic Center on the campus of Notre Dame. 

    After the first session on Friday afternoon, the Wildcats (6-6, 1-5) trail Iowa 63-47.

    In the other women’s head-to-head competition, Notre Dame leads Iowa 79-31.

    Notre Dame began the meet taking the 200 yard freestyle, with a time of 1:33.27, finishing nearly two full seconds ahead of Iowa and NU.

    In the 500 yard freestyle, NU freshman Lauren Abruzzo posted a strong 4:53.58 to take second place in the race to Iowa’s Becky Stoughton. The ‘Cats Ellen Anderson followed Abruzzo with a time of 4:55.30.



    NU’s 400 yard medley relay team ended the first session on a high note, finishing in second place with at time of 3:48.20. Freshman Lacey Locke began the first leg of the relay for the ‘Cats. Julianne Kurke, Valerie Nubbe and Annika Winsnes combined to post a second place finish.

    Cosima Lenz began the diving portion of the Shamrock Invite with a score of 268.84 in the 1-meter. 

    The morning session of the Shamrock Invite begins Saturday at 9:00 a.m. CT, followed by the afternoon session at 4:00 p.m. CT.

    The women’s 3-meter diving will start at 12:30 p.m. CT Saturday.

    The invite also featured men’s swimming and diving programs with Missouri State’s men leading Iowa 61-49 and Notre Dame’s men ahead of Iowa 66-44 and Missouri State 58-52. 


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