Swim-Dive Unable to Keep Pace with IU
Jan. 20, 2018

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• Women: No. 7 Indiana 176, Purdue 123
• Men: No. 3 Indiana 206, Purdue 92
• Women: Kaersten Meitz won 200, 500 and 1,000 Free
• Men: Brandon Loschiavo won Platform Diving, Nick McDowell won 1,000 Free
• Women: Morgan Meixner, 1-Meter and 3-Meter Diving; Emily Meaney, Platform Diving
• Men: Erik Juliusson, 100 Fly; Loschiavo, Platform Diving; McDowell, 1,000 Free
• Women: Danielle Auckley, Taite Kitchel, Meitz
• Women: Kitchel, Meitz
• Women: Jinq En Phee
• Men: Marat Amaltdinov, Trent Pellini, Juliusson

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A strong showing in the women's freestyle events along with multiple career-best scores in the diving well highlighted Purdue swimming & diving's dual meet losses at top 10 ranked Indiana on Saturday.

Kaersten Meitz and Danielle Auckley teamed up to help the Purdue women win five of the six freestyle events, all but the 50. Meitz swept the 200, 500 and 1,000 free vs. IU for the second year in a row. Auckley was victorious in the 100 free against the Hoosiers for the second consecutive season as well. They teamed with Jackie Smailis and Megan Johnson to make the Boilermakers a winner in the 400 free relay to close the dual.

Taite Kitchel won the 200 butterfly, went toe-to-toe with Olympian Lilly King in the 200 individual medley and posted an NCAA provisional qualifying time (B Cut) in all three of her individual events. Kitchel and Meitz have won an individual event at all six of the Purdue women's dual meets this season.

Brandon Loschiavo (platform diving, 482.25) and Nick McDowell (1,000 free, 9:12.87) accounted for the Purdue men's event victories Saturday. Both posted team season bests. Loschiavo was victorious by 61 points as the only Boilermaker in the event, improving on his third-best score in program history. McDowell's mark was just six hundredths of a second off of his sixth-best time in program history.

Morgan Meixner posted career-best scores in both springboard events, winning the 3-meter exhibition. Her scores of 320.93 on 1-meter and 340.88 on 3-meter were both Purdue season bests, moving the junior into 9th and 11th place in program history.

Meixner, Emily Meaney, Emily Bretscher and Samm Reese finished 2-3-4-5 on 1-meter behind IU Olympian Jessica Parratto. Meaney (320.10) and Bretscher (316.68) posted career-best scores on 1-meter and season bests (339.90, 266.18) on platform. Meaney is now 10th in program history on 1-meter while Bretscher moved into 11th on 1-meter and 14th on platform.

Erik Juliusson recorded personal season-best times in all three of his individual events. He was the runner-up in both the 100 fly (48.34) and 200 IM (1:48.14). His 100 fly time doubled as a team season best and his 200 IM mark was a B Cut. Joe Young (49.22) and Juliusson (49.26) finished 2-3 in the 100 back.

Marat Amaltdinov posted B Cuts in both breaststroke events, but did not win the 200 breast at a meet for the first time this season. Indiana's Ian Finnerty ended Amaltdinov's streak (they finished 1-2) while sweeping the breaststroke events. Trent Pellini was Purdue's top finisher in the 100 with a B Cut time of 55.09. Jinq En Phee (1:02.35) posted a B Cut in the women's 100 breast.

Kitchel won the 200 fly by more than two seconds, posting a B Cut time of 1:58.01. King out touched Kitchel by 11 hundredths of a second in the 200 IM in what proved to be the most exciting finish of the day.

The Boilermakers close out their dual meet schedule next weekend at the annual Big Ten Triple Duals vs. Minnesota and Northwestern. The Gophers are hosting the two-day meet this year in Minneapolis. Action begins Friday at 7 p.m. ET.




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