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Women Win, Men Place Second as Purdue Invitational Wraps

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Brian Kiel won the A final of the 200 back & was Purdue's top finisher in three events during the weekend.
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Brian Kiel won the A final of the 200 back & was Purdue's top finisher in three events during the weekend.
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Nov. 18, 2012


Sunday Results: Prelims | Platform Diving & Mile Swim | Finals >>> Dive-by-Dive Scoring

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Individual A final victories for Brian Kiel and Sean Mokhtari for the men and Lauren Gustafson and Maddie Miskulin for the women highlighted the final day of the Purdue Invitational, which saw the Boiler women finish on top of the team scores and the men place second.

The No. 20 Purdue women finished the weekend with 1119 points, topping second-place and 17th-ranked Louisville by 92 points. The No. 25 Boilermakers finished 229 behind the 23rd-ranked Cardinals on the men's side. Utah and Missouri State were third and fourth, respectively, among the seven-team fields.

Kiel won the 200 backstroke and Gustafson touched first in the 100 freestyle A final that featured four Boilers. Kiel was also the Boiler men's top finisher in the 100 back and 100 fly this weekend.

The Purdue divers competed from the platforms for the first time this season. Mokhtari's consistency allowed the sophomore to capture the men's competition after teammate Jamie Bissett faltered on his final dive and had to settle for second. The Boiler men had four of the top eight finishers in the platform and swept the diving events for the weekend after Layne Rogers placed first on the springboards.

Miskulin was tops in the women's platform competition. The junior opened and closed her list with her strongest dives of the day, finishing the round with a list-best score of 67.20 to seal the win.

Coincidentally, the closest finish of the day came in the meet's longest event. After swimming 66 lengths of the pool in the final women's heat of the 1650 freestyle, Louisville's Carly Munchel out-touched Megan Gallagher by one one-hundredth of a second to win the mile.

Gustafson out-touched Louisville's Kelsi Worrell and Carly Mercer in the 100 free A final that saw the top three swimmers all finish under 50 seconds. Gustafson and Mercer also teamed with Lauren Nichols and Rhiannon Sheets to help the Boilers win the 400 freestyle relay. Purdue won four of the five relay events over the course of the weekend.

In the preliminaries of the men's 100 freestyle, Louisville's Joao De Lucca broke the Boilermaker Aquatic Center pool record. He won his heat with a time of 42.52 to eclipse NCAA and Olympic champion Matt Grever's record that had stood since 2004. De Lucca later capped his impressive weekend by helping Louisville's 400 free relay team post an NCAA Automatic qualifying time while winning the event.

Guillermo Blanco (200 breast B final), Julia Comodeca (200 back D final), Bo Ilgenfritz (200 breast C final), Amy Katz (200 back C final) and Alex Todd (200 fly B final) won their events in the evening finals. Francesca Marr (200 breast) and Sheets (200 fly) finished as the runner-up in the A finals of their main events of the day after winning preliminary heats in the morning. Collin Baker (200 breast), Lew Gerbrandt (100 free) and Nate Hopkins (1650 free) were the Purdue freshmen that managed to win their heats in the preliminaries.

The Purdue divers return to action the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 2 when they travel to Columbus to compete in the Purdue Invitational. The swimmers will be idle from competition until they participate in a meet in Florida during their winter training trip, which is slated for Dec. 15-23.

Final Team Scores
Men
#23 Louisville, 1031
#25 Purdue, 802
Utah, 462
Missouri State, 429
Southern Illinois, 238
#1 Michigan (Limited Representation), 198
Cincinnati, 143

Women
#20 Purdue, 1119
#17 Louisville, 1026.5
Utah, 343
Missouri State, 258.5
Cincinnati, 211
Southern Illinois, 159
#22 Michigan (Limited Representation), 117

Purdue Winners & Notables
! = New Purdue Record
* = Purdue Season-Best Time/Score
(B) = NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time
(Z) = Zone Qualifying Score

Men
100 Free
Chuck Destro, 44.82* -- Finished 4th in A Final (15 Points)
Danny Tucker, 45.03 (Prelim Time) - Finished 5th in A Final (14 Points)
1650 Free
Alec LaMothe, 15:37.16* -- Finished 3rd (16 Points)
Luke Trimmer, 15:39.72 - Finished 4th (15 Points)
Nate Hopkins, 15:39.76 - Finished 5th (14 Points), Won Heat 4
200 Back
Brian Kiel, 1:44.77* (B) - Won A Final (20 Points), Won Heat 2 of Prelims
Guillermo Blanco, 1:48.19 - Finished 2nd in B Final (7 Points)
Evan Barta, 1:50.36 - Finished 4th in B Final (5 Points)
Stephen Seliskar, 1:50.69 - Finished 5th in B Final (4 Points)
Jacob Robinson, 1:52.10 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in B Final (1 Point)
200 Breast
Lyam Dias, 1:59.92* -- Finished 3rd in A Final (16 Points)
Guillermo Blanco, 2:02.36 - Won B Final (9 Points)
Collin Baker, 2:09.14 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in B Final (1 Point), Won Heat 1 of Prelims
Bo Ilgenfritz, 2:08.87 - Won C Final
200 Fly
Danny Conway, 1:49.19* -- Finished 4th in A Final (15 Points)
Eduard Galdeano, 1:50.13 - Finished 5th in A Final (14 Points)
Jan Petric, 1:51.46 - Finished 7th in A Final (12 Points)
Jacob McGough, 1:52.11 (Prelim Time) - Finished 4th in B Final (5 Points)
Alec LaMothe, 1:52.59 (Prelim Time) - Finished 5th in B Final (4 Points)
Corey Bandura, 1:54.52 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in B Final (1 Point)
400 Free Relay
Kiel, Destro, Blanco & Tucker, 2:59.80* - Finished 3rd (32 Points)
Platform Diving
Sean Mokhtari, 355.05* (Z) - Event Winner (20 Points)
Jamie Bissett, 351.15 (Z) - Finished 2nd (17 Points)
Alec Back, 303.35 (Z) - Finished 4th (15 Points)
Nate Cox, 267.30 - Finished 8th (11 Points)

Women
100 Free
Lauren Gustafson, 49.56 (B) - Won A Final (20 Points)
Carly Mercer, 49.45* (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 3rd in A Final (16 Points), Won Heat 5 of Prelims
Lauren Nichols, 50.53 (Prelim Time) - Finished 4th in A Final (15 Points)
Nora Brolsma, 51.57 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in A Final (11 Points)
Kylie Vogel, 51.77 - Finished 2nd in B Final (7 Points)
Lew Gerbrandt, 51.93 - Finished 3rd in B Final (6 Points), Won Heat 4 of Prelims
Samantha Feulner, 52.15 - Finished 6th in B Final (3 Points), Won Heat 3 of Prelims
Stephanie Schlobohm, 52.21 - Finished 7th in B Final (2 Points)
Carly Marshall, 52.33 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in B Final (1 Point)
1650 Free
Megan Gallagher, 16:39.06* - Finished 2nd (17 Points) by one one-hundredth of a second
Allie Davis, 16:50.21 - Finished 5th (14 Points)
Caitlin Hamilton, 16:54.50 - Finished 6th (13 Points)
Nika Petric, 16:57.86 - Finished 8th (11 Points)
Lizzy Lyon, 17:11.52 -- Finished 13th (4 Points)
Courtney Tumbush, 17:12.00 -- Finished 14th (3 Points)
200 Back
Jacie Beagle, 1:59.91* (Prelim Time) - Finished 4th in A Final (15 Points)
Colleen Drew, 2:01.06 (Prelim Time) - Finished 5th in A Final (14 Points), Won Heat 2 of Prelims
Brittany Fozkos, 2:01.50 - Finished 6th in A Final (13 Points), Won Heat 1 of Prelims
Stephanie Schlobohm, 2:01.76 - Finished 2nd in B Final (7 Points)
Anji Li, 2:04.53 - Finished 7th in B Final (2 Points)
Ellie Roeing, 2:06.44 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in B Final (1 Point)
Amy Katz, 2:02.33 - Won C Final
Julia Comodeca, 2:08.61 - Won D Final
200 Breast
Francesca Marr, 2:15.74* (B) - Finished 2nd in A Final (17 Points), Won Heat 1
Ellesse Lunde, 2:16.71 - Finished 5th in A Final (14 Points)
Emily McIlrath, 2:17.58 - Finished 6th in A Final
Megan Roach, 2:20.17 (Prelim Time) - Finished 7th in A Final (12 Points)
Megan Gallagher, 2:19.49 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in A Final (11 Points)
Tracy Glaser, 2:21.74 - Finished 2nd in B Final (7 Points)
Alex Carmack, 2:22.51 - Finished 3rd in B Final (6 Points)
Madison Montierno, 2:23.22 - Finished 7th in B Final (2 Points)
200 Fly
Rhiannon Sheets, 1:57.09* (B) - Finished 2nd in A Final (17 Points), Won Heat 3
Alex Todd, 2:03.20 - Won B Final (9 Points)
Sarah Boylen, 2:03.82 - Finished 3rd in B Final (6 Points)
400 Free Relay
Mercer, Gustafson, Nichols & Sheets, 3:18.07* (B) - Won Event (40 Points)
Brolsma, Vogel, Gerbrandt & Feulner, 3:27.56 - Won Heat 1
Platform Diving
Maddie Miskulin, 281.60* (Z) - Event Winner (20 Points)
MacKenzie Tweardy, 184.40 - Finished 8th (11 Points)