Purdue 256, Northwestern 88
No. 24 Minnesota 192, Purdue 160
No. 24 Minnesota 258, Northwestern 93
Purdue 269, Northwestern 84
No. 18 Minnesota 212, Purdue 141
No. 18 Minnesota 283, Northwestern 70
• Men: 200 Back, 200 Breast, 400 IM, 500 Free
• Women: 500 Free, Platform Diving
• Men: Adam Noens – Swept 200 Back and 400 IM about 15 minutes apart
• Women: Emily Meaney – Bested reigning NCAA champion to win on Platform
ALSO WON EVENTS
• Men: Marat Amaltdinov, Nick McDowell
• Women: Kaersten Meitz
THREE OF THE TOP FIVE FINISHERS
• Men: 200 Back, 400 IM
• Women: 100 Free, 400 IM
TEAM OR PERSONAL SEASON BESTS
• Men: Erik Juliusson (100 Fly), Joe Gardner (100 Free)
• Women: Cady Farlow (200 Breast), Maizie Seidl (100 Free), Emily Meckstroth (400 IM)
• Men: Amaltdinov, Juliusson
• Women: Farlow, Meitz
MINNEAPOLIS - Six more event victories, headlined by Adam Noens’ sweep of the 200 backstroke and 400 individual medley, highlighted day two of the Big Ten Triple Duals for the Purdue swimming & diving teams.
The Boilermakers posted a split in the dual-scoring format, defeating Northwestern but falling to host Minnesota. With the dual meet season complete, the Purdue women finished the year 5-3 (3-2 B1G) while the Purdue men were 5-4 (2-3 B1G).
The Boilermakers won 12 events over the course of the two-day meet. Nick McDowell and Kaersten Meitz completed weekend sweeps of the distance freestyle events by both winning the 500 Saturday. Emily Meaney opened and closed her five-dive list in strong fashion, winning on the platforms with a score of 327.25. She bested the reigning NCAA platform champ, Northwestern’s Olivia Rosendahl, by 38 points.
Marat Amaltdinov won his showdown with Minnesota’s Conner McHugh in the 200 breaststroke. Both seniors were ranked among the top 10 nationally in the event entering the weekend. Amaltdinov (1:57.37) out touched McHugh (1:57.92) by .55 hundredths of a second. Chris Bals took third after besting both Amaltdinov and McHugh in the 100 breast Friday.
Noens won the 400 IM and 200 back about 15 minutes apart. The Purdue men had three of the top-five finishers in both events. The Boilermakers dominated both men’s backstroke events this weekend.
Cady Farlow (200 breast, 2:14.85) and Erik Juliusson (100 fly, 48.29) both posted Purdue season-best times while finishing second in their events. Those times doubles as NCAA provisional qualifying times (B Cuts). Juliusson accounted for a season-best time in the 100 fly for the second week in a row. Tim Barth (200 back), Megan Johnson (200 free), Taite Kitchel (100 fly) and Jackie Smailis (200 back) also posted runner-up finishes Saturday. Kitchel placed among the top three in all four of her individual events (100 and 200 fly, 200 and 400 IM) this weekend.
The Big Ten Championships headline the Boilermakers’ February schedules. The women’s championships are set for Feb. 14 to 17 in Columbus, Ohio. Selected women’s swimmers will compete at the Ohio State Winter Invite the weekend before. The Purdue men return to the Twin Cities for the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 21-24) after selected swimmers compete against Indiana at the First Chance meet the weekend of Feb. 17 to 18.