Multiple 2-Time Winners Not Enough
Oct. 27, 2017


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TEAM SCORES
• Men: No. 14 Notre Dame 169, No. 23 Purdue 131
• Women: No. 10 Notre Dame 163, No. 16 Purdue 137
EVENTS WON
• Men: 5 of 16
• Women: 8 of 16
TOP PERFORMERS
• Men: Marat Amaltdinov -- Swept Breaststroke Events
• Women: Kaersten Meitz -- Swept Distance Freestyle Events, 2nd in 200 Free
ALSO WON MULTIPLE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
• Men: Steele Johnson
• Women: Taite Kitchel
B CUTS
• Men: Nick McDowell, Trent Pellini, Amaltdinov
• Women: Kitchel, Meitz
WON AN INDIVIDUAL EVENT AND PART OF A RELAY WINNER
• Women: Kitchel, Meitz
CONTRIBUTED TO BOTH RELAY WINNERS
• Women: Danielle Auckley, Jackie Smailis

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Marat Amaltdinov, Steele Johnson, Taite Kitchel and Kaersten Meitz all won multiple individual events for the third straight dual meet, but the Purdue swimming & diving teams both came up short in the team scoring in top-25 matchups with Notre Dame on Friday at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center.

The Purdue women swept the relay events, but lost by 26 points in the team scoring after UND had at least the top two finishers in four events -- 1-meter diving, the 100 butterfly and both backstroke races. Conversely, the Boilermakers finished 1-2 in only the 200 individual medley. Kitchel was victorious in the event and Emmy Rawson finished second.

Led by Amaltdinov, the Purdue men dominated the breaststroke events. Amaltdinov, Trent Pellini and Chris Bals finished 1-2-3 in the 100; Amaltdinov and Bals were also 1-2 in the 200. The Boilermakers were excellent in the springboard diving events as well. Johnson and Brandon Loschiavo finished 1-2 on 1-meter and Purdue had three of the top four finishers on 3-meter.

Johnson posted his 10th consecutive sweep of the diving events at a collegiate regular-season meet.

Kaersten Meitz swept the distance freestyle events while also finishing second in the 200 free with a team season-best time and B Cut. She and Kitchel, who also won the 200 fly Friday, remain tied for the team lead with seven individual event victories this season. Both 2017 NCAA Championships qualifiers also contributed to a victorious relay.

Adam Noens (200 IM), Jinq En Phee (100 breast) and Samm Reese (3-meter diving) rounded out the Boilermakers' individual event winners. Danielle Auckley and Jackie Smailis swam on both relay winners for the third consecutive dual meet. Individually, Auckley posted Purdue season-best times while finishing as the runner-up in both the 50 and 100 free.

More team season bests were posted by Batuhan Hakan (500 free), Kitchel (200 fly), Meitz (200 and 1,000 free) and Noens (100 back, 200 IM).

The Boilermakers continue their fall semester homestand when they host Iowa on Friday, Nov. 3. The co-ed dual meet is slated to get underway at 5 p.m. ET.

 

 

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