Nov. 1, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Five Boilermakers won multiple events to lead the Purdue swimming and diving teams to a co-ed dual meet sweep of Notre Dame Friday evening at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
The Purdue men won 14 of the 16 events to upset the No. 22 Fighting Irish, 208-92. The Purdue women captured 13 of the 17 points in the final event of the night, the 400 freestyle relay, to pull out a 155.5-144.5 victory, their fifth straight over Notre Dame in the annual dual series. The Purdue women won eight of the 16 events.
Guillermo Blanco was the top performer of the night, winning the 200 backstroke, 200 butterfly and 400 IM. Lyam Dias (100 and 200 breaststroke), Layne Rogers (1- and 3-meter diving) and Danny Tucker (50 and 100 free) swept their event specialties.
Carly Mercer led the way for the women, sweeping the freestyle sprints and swimming the leadoff leg on the victorious 400 free relay. Allie Davis won the 1000 free and also finished second in the 200 and 500 free. Defending 3-meter NCAA champion Casey Matthews won her first competition from the board this season and took second from the 1-meter board. Francesca Marr (100 and 200 breast, 200 IM) posted a trio of second-place finishes.
The Purdue men had at least the top three finishers in four different events -- the 50 free, 100 fly, 200 fly and 400 IM. Stephen Seliskar and Austin Flager teamed up for a pair of one-two finishes. Seliskar won the 100 back and Flager the 100 fly; they finished as the runner-up in the other event won by their teammate. Flager contributed to each of Purdue's top relay teams as well. Fellow freshman Filip Bujoczek also posted first- (500 free) and second-place (200 free) finishes.
The Purdue women had the top three finishers in the 100 free. The trio of Mercer, Grace Hernandez and Rhiannon Sheets also teamed with Carly Marshall for the meet-deciding win in the 400 free relay. Meagan Lim and Lew Gerbrandt teamed up to give the Boilers a one-two finish in the 100 fly. Sheets won the 200 fly and Nika Karlina Petric touched first in the 500 free.
Adam Johnston was the runner-up to Tucker in the 50 free and had the best 50 split (19.38) for the victorious 200 free relay team.
Blanco, Dias and Mercer all posted NCAA provisional qualifying times Friday.
The Purdue men and women compete together at home again next Friday (Nov. 8) for the November Quad meet, which will feature men's and women's teams from Northwestern and Ohio State as well as the Iowa men. Action at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center begins at 4 p.m.
Purdue Winners & Notables
(B) -- NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time
(Z) -- NCAA Zone Qualifying Score
Layne Rogers, 365.55 (Z)
Layne Rogers, 374.85 (Z)
Danny Tucker, 20.48 -- Tucker, Johnston & Friede finished 1-2-3
Danny Tucker, 45.21 -- Tucker & Friede finished 1-2
Filip Bujoczek, 1:38.78 -- Finished 2nd, out touched by .14 hundredths
Filip Bujoczek - 4:30.15 -- Rallied to win by .10 hundredths
Nate Hopkins, 16:05.94 -- Finished 3rd
Stephen Seliskar, 50.45 -- Seliskar & Flager finished 1-2
Guillermo Blanco, 1:48.82
Lyam Dias, 55.31 (B)
Lyam Dias, 1:59.75 (B)
Austin Flager, 50.03 -- Out touched Seliskar by .05 hundredths; McGough & Brooks finished 3-4
Guillermo Blanco, 1:49.28 -- Blanco, Conway & Brooks finished 1-2-3
Guillermo Blanco, 3:54.36 (B) -- Blanco, Conway & Brooks finished 1-2-3
200 Free Relay
Friede, Johnston, Flager & Tucker - 1:21.44
200 Medley Relay
Flager, Dias, Seliskar & Tucker, 1:29.73 -- Event Winner after UND DQed
Casey Matthews, 299.18 (Z) -- Finished 2nd
Casey Matthews, 337.05 (Z)
Carly Mercer, 22.88 (B)
Carly Mercer, 49.87 (B) -- Mercer, Hernandez & Sheets finished 1-2-3
Allie Davis, 1:50.12 -- Finished 2nd, out touched by .13 hundredths
Nika Karlina Petric, 4:55.80 -- Petric & Davis finished 1-2
Allie Davis, 10:10.96
Anji Li, 57.90 -- Finished 3rd
Meagan Lim, 2:04.14 -- Finished 4th
Francesca Marr, 1:03.42 -- Finished 2nd
Francesca Marr, 2:16.07 -- Finished 2nd
Meagan Lim, 56.40 -- Lim & Gerbrandt finished 1-2
Rhiannon Sheets, 2:02.08
Francesca Marr, 2:05.91 -- Finished 2nd
200 Medley Relay
Li, Glaser, Todd & Marshall, 1:42.80 -- Finished 2nd
400 Free Relay
Mercer, Sheets, Marshall & Hernandez, 3:24.57