Freshman Jack Hoagland Swims 14:46 Mile on Final Day of Shamrock invite


  • January 24-25th, 2020
  • Rolfs Aquatic Center, South Bend, IN
  • Short Course Yards
  • Live Results
  • Results on MeetMobile (“Shamrock Invitational”)



  1. Notre Dame – 1047.5
  2. Ohio State – 927
  3. Akron – 754
  4. Iowa – 603.5


  1. Notre Dame – 1248
  2. Iowa – 874
  3. Ohio State – 754
  4. Missouri State – 442


The final day of the Shamrock Invite included the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 400 free relay, women’s 1 meter diving, and men’s 3 meter diving.

Jack Hoagland, a Notre Dame freshman, continued his impressive meet, swimming his 3rd lifetime best of the weekend with a win in the mile. Hoagland clocked a 14:46.08, besting the field by 27 seconds. Hoagland swam an incredibly consistent race, even splitting, and most importantly, that time will more than likely be good enough to earn Hoagland an invite to the NCAA Championships in March. Hoagland’s swim also marked yet another pool record broken by a Notre Dame swimmer, and Hoagland’s 3rd record of the meet.

Iowa’s freshmen women continued to have a great meet. Emilia Sansome, a Hawkeye freshman hailing from England, swam a lifetime best 1:55.94 to win the women’s 200 backstroke. Fellow Hawkeye freshman Julia Koluch, who is from Poland, and Kennedy Gilbertson (American) also swam lifetime bests. Koluch swam a 1:57.46 for 4th (previous best 2:00.74), while Gilbertson came in 6th with a 1:58.75 (previous best 2:00.66). Another hawkeye freshman, Macy Rink, swam a lifetime best of 50.91 in the women’s 100 free (previous best 50.94).

Coleen Gillilan (Notre Dame freshman) continued her winning streak in the 3rd session. Gillilan took the women’s 200 fly with a 1:56.06, besting the field, but coming in just off her season and lifetime best of 1:55.94. Teammate Luciana Thomas came in 2nd with a season best of 1:56.74.

Akron picked up its first win of the meet in the 3rd session, with Paula Garcia taking the women’s 200 breast with a 2:11.36. Garcia was just off her season best of 2:11.29, and touched the wall first by 3 seconds.

Iowa’s Anze Fers Erzen won the men’s 200 back with a 1:42.97, touching the wall first by a second. He split the race well, going out in 50.88, and coming home in 52.09. Teammate Aleksey Tarasenko won the men’s 100 free with the only sub-44 second time in the field. Tarasenko clocked a 43.95, going out in 20.79 and coming home in 23.16. Iowa’s Michael Tenney picked up a win in the men’s 200 fly (1:46.56) charging home on Notre Dame’s Max Miranda (1:46.75). The pair went back and forth throughout the race, but Miranda had taken a 1.05 second lead over Tenney at the 150 mark. Tenney then came home with a 27.11 on the final 50, compared to 28.35 for Miranda.

Notre Dame’s Josh Bottelberghe won the men’s 200 breast with a massive season best of 1:56.78 (previous best 1:58.97). Bottelberghe’s personal best if 1:53.90, which he swam at ACCs last year. He was the only swimmer in the field to break 2:00 today.

Notre Dame won the women’s 400 free relay in 3:18.61, leading Akron (3:19.07) and Iowa’s 3:19.42. Abbie Dolan (49.31), Coleen Gillilan (49.58), Lauren Heller (50.07), and Rachel Wittmer (49.65) teamed up to give Notre Dame the win. The Fighting Irish also claimed victory in the men’s 400 free relay. Zach Yeadon led the squad off in 44.51, and was followed by Cason Wilburn (44.08), Aaron Schultz (43.70), and Sadler McKeen combined for a 2:55.16.

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Joel Lin
4 years ago

Awesome swim. Some distance guys don’t taper much & can put up some extraordinary times before the peak season. He’s in great shape going into ACCs & will no doubt be a player at NCAAs.

IU Swammer
4 years ago

Given this performance, I’m guessing Hoagland’s taper is over. Lol. If the little bit they’ve come down already is enough to produce results like this, there’s no way he drops any more before the weeks before NCAAs. Can you imagine looking forward to taper time, getting a week into it, and, boom, you do so well you have to immediately ramp back up? Oh, the life of a distance swimmer.

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Reply to  IU Swammer
4 years ago

That’s why I thought this was odd. He swam really fast this past month at the Ohio State invite so the times are not that much of a shock… it’s more a fact that he did it at this meet while Yeadon was off his game. I assume he is training partners with Yeadon, so why the big difference in their performances this past weekend? Yeadon swims much faster in season than what he did this past weekend too…

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4 years ago

Reply to  IU Swammer
4 years ago

Could be he’s fresh… Notre Dame has a history of swimming fast in season and being out of gas come NCAAs. But Hoagland is also due for some break out performances. He was one of the strongest trending men in his class coming into this year. Also has trained at altitude his whole life, so definitely dealing the benefits of the live high, train low philosophy.
Time will tell; regardless it’s a great swim. Congrats.

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Reply to  Koolaide
4 years ago

Can we really talk about their history, when the current coaching regime has been there for a very limited time? That would be like saying, based on history unc will choke at accs and not do well at ncaas, even though they have a new coaching staff.

2 Cents
4 years ago

Odd, to have an invite at this point in the year. Also, why was Hoagland so much faster than Yeadon? Was he rested and Yeadon wasn’t? Was this to solidify NCAA invites in an attempt to swim through ACCs? Odd all around, but still great times.

Reply to  2 Cents
4 years ago

It is a nice competitive meet for the people that do not have the opportunity to represent the team at ACCs and NCAAs.

Reply to  Facts
4 years ago

That is a good idea but weird for those going to conference IMO

Reply to  Facts
4 years ago

Right, but clearly Hoagland is going to ACCs (and probably NCAAs)

4 years ago

Cameron Craig didn’t swim?