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Thursday, June 13, 2024
The Observer

First road meet ends in defeat for Irish

Notre Dame fell to No. 29 Florida Gulf Coast in their first road meet of the season Friday. The meet was held in Fort Myers, Florida.

The Irish lost to Florida Gulf Coast by a score of 158 to 104, but Notre Dame did have three individuals with first-place finishes. Freshman Ella Moynihan won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:50.19 and the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:57.06, and senior Catherine Galletti placed first in the 100-yard fly with a time of 55.02.

Among the individual swimmers for the Eagles who won their events were sophomore Yee Ching Wong, who won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:02.19, freshman Katie Latham, who won the 50-freestyle with a time of 23.03, and freshman Elise Haan, who finished in first in the 100-yard backstroke with a final time of 54.41. Senior Lani Cabrera also won the 1000-yard freestyle for Florida Gulf Coast, finishing with a time of 10:11.92.

In addition to Friday’s road meet, the Irish made the most of a week off of school by training at Florida Gulf Coast ahead of the meet at the break's end.

Notre Dame will return to action this Friday for their second home competition of the season, hosting Michigan State at Rolf’s Aquatic Center. The event is set to begin at 5:00 p.m. Friday evening.