Nov. 15, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- Filip Bujoczek posted a new freshman record in the 500 freestyle and Purdue men's swimming won the 800 free relay, highlighting day two of the Minnesota Grand Prix for the Boilermakers.
Bujoczek was one of three Boilers to qualify for an A final Friday. His time of 4:22.69 in the 500 free was the second fastest in program history and third best among college swimmers nationally this season entering the week. He eclipsed Jan Karel Petric's Purdue freshman record (4:23.03) from the 2012 Big Ten Championships.
Bujoczek also teamed with Luke Trimmer, Matt Friede and Guillermo Blanco to win the 800 free relay with a time of 6:34.96 that was good for eighth best in program history. Bujoczek opened the race with a split of 1:38.28 and Blanco finished off the win with an event-best split of 1:38.15. Trimmer also posted a strong split of 1:38.75.
Lyam Dias placed fourth in the A final of the 200 breaststroke for Purdue's top individual finish of the day. Blanco took eighth in the A final of the 100 back. Both juniors qualified for their second A finals of the meet.
Tucker won the B final of the 50 free with a time of 20.01, .14 hundredths shy of his Purdue season-best time from the Indiana Intercollegiates.
The Minnesota Grand Prix is part of USA Swimming's Arena Grand Prix Series, featuring professional and independent club swimmers. Action concludes Saturday with prelims with 10 a.m. ET and finals at 7 p.m. ET.
Day Two -- Purdue's Top Finishers & Notables
(B) - NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time
* -- Purdue Season-Best Time
^ -- Personal Season-Best Time
800 Free Relay
Bujoczek, Trimmer, Friede & Blanco, 6:34.96* - Event Winner (8th Fastest in Purdue History)
Gutierrez, Stephens, Hopkins & Brooks, 6:43.61^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 4th
Danny Tucker, 20.01 (B) - Won B Final
Austin Flager, 20.47^ - Finished 5th in B Final
Adam Johnston, 20.50^ - Won C Final
Matt Friede, 20.91^ - Finished 8th in C Final
Filip Bujoczek, 4:22.69* (B) - Finished 8th in A Final (2nd Fastest in Purdue History; New Freshman Record)
Luke Trimmer, 4:32.18^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 3rd in C Final
Nate Hopkins, 4:32.19^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 6th in C Final
Danny Conway, 4:32.78^ - Finished 3rd in D Final
Jan Karel Petric, 4:33.76^ - Finished 4th in D Final
Manuel Gutierrez, 4:34.13^ - Finished 5th in D Final
Guillermo Blanco, 48.78* (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in A Final
Stephen Seliskar, 49.58^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 3rd in B Final
Austin Flager, 50.32^ - Finished 4th in C Final
Evan Barta, 50.79^ - Finished 2nd in D Final
Lyam Dias, 1:55.60* (B) - Finished 4th in A Final
Guillermo Blanco, 2:03.57^ - Finished 4th in C Final
James Nguyen, 2:04.43^ - Finished 6th in C Final
Paul Stockett, 2:05.23^ - Finished 2nd in D Final
Danny Conway, 1:49.51^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 7th in A Final
Jan Karel Petric, 1:51.03^ - Finished 2nd in C Final
Jacob McGough, 1:53.28^ - Won D Final
Josh Brooks, 1:51.62 (Prelim Time) - B Final DQ