Oct. 26, 2013
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Purdue swimming and diving teams were victorious in 22 of the 24 events on the day as the Boilermakers opened their home schedules with a pair of team wins at the eight-school, 14-team Indiana Intercollegiates meet Saturday afternoon at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
The Purdue men won all 12 events and accumulated 738.5 points to win by 420 points over the second-place finisher among a field of seven men's teams in attendance. The Purdue women won 10 events and racked up 715.5 points to emerge victorious by 356.5 points among a seven-team field.
Seniors Carly Mercer and Danny Tucker along with divers Michelle Cabassol and Layne Rogers led the way by each winning a pair of individual events. Mercer demonstrated her versatility by touching first in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. Tucker swept the freestyle sprints, winning the 50 free with an impressive early-season time of 19.87. He also anchored the 200 free relay team with a split of 19.09, but was responsible for the DQ that wiped out the foursome's victory.
Cabassol and Rogers both swept their gender's 1-meter and 3-meter diving competitions.
Lyam Dias followed Tucker's lead and also posted an impressive early-season time while winning the 100 breast in 55.45.
Freshmen Josh Brooks and Alex Toetz performed well for the Purdue men. Brooks won the 200 IM and also touched first in his heat of the 100 butterfly. Toetz was victorious in the 100 backstroke, won his heat while finishing second overall in the 200 IM and also contributed to a 200 medley relay victory.
For the women, Rhiannon Sheets won the 500 free and contributed to both relay victories. Grace Hernandez was victorious in the 50 free and swam the leadoff leg on Purdue's top 200 free relay team.
Other individual winners for the Boilermakers included: Guillermo Blanco (100 fly), Danny Conway (500 free), Allie Davis (500 free), Meagan Lim (100 fly) and Luke Trimmer (200 free). Evan Barta (100 breast), Tracy Glaser (100 back, 100 fly), Adam Johnston (50 free), James Nguyen (100 breast) and Paul Stockett (100 back) also posted heat victories.
Purdue returns to action Friday when it hosts Notre Dame for a co-ed dual meet at 5 p.m.
Purdue Event Winners & Notables
Layne Rogers, 368.45 (Rogers, Back, Bissett & Mokhtari finished 1-2-3-4)
Layne Rogers, 396.65 (Rogers, Back & Mokhtari finished 1-2-3)
Danny Tucker, 19.87 (Tucker, Johnston & Flager finished 1-2-3)
Adam Johnston, 20.96 (Won Heat 6, finished 2nd overall)
Danny Tucker, 45.09
Luke Trimmer, 1:42.16
Danny Conway, 4:35.49 (Conway & Stephens finished 1-2)
Alex Toetz, 51.46 (Toetz, Barta & Bujoczek finished 1-2-3)
Paul Stockett, 56.45 (Won Heat 2, finished 13th overall)
Lyam Dias, 55.45
James Nguyen, 57.88 (Won Heat 5, finished 3rd overall)
Evan Barta, 1:01.96 (Won Heat 3, finished 20th overall)
Guillermo Blanco, 49.64 (Blanco, Seliskar & Bujoczek finished 1-2-3)
Josh Brooks, 50.89 (Won Heat 5, finished 5th overall)
Josh Brooks, 1:54.00
Alex Toetz, 1:54.45 (Won Heat 4, finished 2nd overall)
200 Free Relay
Ilgenfritz, Friede, Conway & Blanco, 1:25.18 (Event winner after Purdue's top-finishing team DQed)
Tucker 19.09 split on final 50 of DQed relay
200 Medley Relay
Toetz, Quinlan, Bujoczek & Petric, 1:32.15
Michelle Cabassol, 295.75 (Cabassol, Tweardy & Dunnichay finished 1-2-3)
Michelle Cabassol, 303.65
Grace Hernandez, 23.90
Anji Li, 54.00 (Took 3rd as top Purdue finisher)
Allie Davis, 1:50.42 (Davis, Lyon & Marr finished)
Rhiannon Sheets, 4:56.39
Kylie Vogel, 58.87 (Took 3rd as top Purdue finisher)
Tracy Glaser, 1:01.25 (Won Heat 4, finished 8th overall)
Carly Mercer, 1:06.49
Meagan Lim, 55.37 (Lim, Schlobohm & Regan finished 1-2-3)
Tracy Glaser, 58.85 (Won Heat 4, finished 6th overall)
Carly Mercer, 2:03.50 (Mercer, Petric, Lim & Lyon finished 1-2-3-4)
200 Free Relay
Herndandez, Marshall, Sheets & Gerbrandt, 1:36.70
200 Medley Relay
Li, Marr, Todd & Sheets, 1:44.83