March 29, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS -- Purdue men's swimming and diving was represented by six members of the program in three events on day two of the NCAA Championships Friday afternoon.
The Boilermakers' 200 medley relay team of Stephen Seliskar, Lyam Dias, Chuck Destro and Danny Tucker placed 21st in the preliminaries as the team's top finisher of the day. Tucker closed the race strong with his top 50 freestyle split (19.16) of the meet. After the 400 medley relay team was scratched Thursday, Seliskar was the eighth Boiler to compete at the national championship meet this week. He's the first Purdue freshman swimmer to compete at NCAAs since 2006.
Layne Rogers, Jamie Bissett and Dias also competed individually for the Boilers Friday. In the preliminaries of 3-meter diving, Rogers placed 32nd and Bissett was 34th. Dias was 38th in the prelims of the 100 breaststroke.
Purdue slipped to 25th place among the 35 scoring teams at the national championship meet. The Boilermakers scored 19 points on Thursday.
The final day of the NCAA Championships Saturday will feature Tucker racing in the 100 free, Dias competing in the 200 breaststroke and the 400 free relay team of Matt Friede, Benjamin Ziolkowski, Destro and Tucker also in action.
NCAA Championships Day Two, Purdue Entries
200 Medley Relay
Seliskar, Dias, Destro & Tucker, 1:27.50 - Finished 21st in Prelims
Layne Rogers, 295.50 - Finished 32nd in Prelims
Jamie Bissett,275.60 - Finished 34th in Prelims
Lyam Dias, 54.59 - Finished 38th in Prelims