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Miller's New Purdue Record in 100 Breaststroke Highlights Day Three of Big Tens

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Guillermo Blanco has set new Purdue freshman records in the 100 Back & 400 IM this season.
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Guillermo Blanco has set new Purdue freshman records in the 100 Back & 400 IM this season.
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Feb. 24, 2012


Results | Dive-by-Dive Scoring | Championships Central | Saturday Heat Sheets

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A new school-record time by Albert Miller in the 100 breaststroke and another freshman mark by Guillermo Blanco highlighted day three of the Big Ten Championships for Purdue men's swimming and diving Friday.

Miller's time of 53.54 in the morning preliminaries eclipsed Giordan Pogioli's 2006 team benchmark (53.60).

Blanco lowered his own freshman record in the 400 IM, taking fourth in the A final. Jan Petric initially lowered the mark in the morning prelims, later settling for seventh in the A final.

The quartet of Ben Ziolkowski, Matt Friede, Ben Wachtel and Danny Tucker teamed up for the second-fastest time (1:18.10) in the 200 free relay in school history.

For the second day in row, Alec Back and Jamie Bissett both scored team points by qualifying for the consolation final of a springboard diving event. Back took fourth and Bissett fifth in the 3-meter competition Friday.

The Big Ten Championships conclude Saturday. Prelims are slated for 1 p.m. and finals 7:30 p.m. ET.

Team Scores Through Thursday
1. #4 Michigan, 516.5
2. #9 Ohio State, 380
3. #11 Indiana, 369
4. Iowa, 274
5. Penn State, 235.5
6. #16 Minnesota, 235
7. #17 Purdue, 204
8. Wisconsin, 165
9. Northwestern, 118
10. Michigan State, 86

Purdue Highlights
! - New Purdue Record Time
* - New Purdue Season-Best Time
+ - New Personal Season-Best Time
(B) - NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time

200 Free Relay
Ziolkowski, Friede, Wachtel & Tucker, 1:18.10* (B) - Finished 4th, 30 Team Points
Second Fastest Time in Program History
400 IM
Guillermo Blanco, 3:48.79* (B) - Finished 4th in A Final, 15 Team Points
New Purdue Freshman Record & Third Fastest Time in Program History
Jan Petric, 3:49.87* (B, prelim time) - Finished 7th in A Final, 12 Team Points
Fifth Fastest Time in Program History
Jacob McGough, 3:55.44+- Finish in 3rd C Final
100 Fly
Brendan Joyce, 48.35* - Finished 2nd in C Final
Eduard Galdeano, 48.95+ - Finished 3rd in C Final
G. Daniel Michael, 48.62+ (prelim time) - Finished 4th in C Final
100 Breast
Albert Miller, 53.34! (B, prelim time) - Finished 8th in A Final, 11 Team Points
Wyatt Hodges, 55.57+ - Finished 4th in C Final
100 Back
Brian Kiel, 48.34+ (prelim time) - Finished 6th in B Final, 3 Team Points
3-Meter Diving
Alec Back, 333.40 - Finished 4th in Consolation Final, 5 Team Points
Jamie Bissett, 332.90 - Finished 5th in Consolation Final, 4 Team Points