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Swimmers & Divers Win at Summer Meets, Qualify for Nationals

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Layne Rogers teamed up with Alec Back to win the synchronized 3-meter competition and also placed in third place individually in both springboard events.
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Layne Rogers teamed up with Alec Back to win the synchronized 3-meter competition and also placed in third place individually in both springboard events.
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July 22, 2013


Indiana Senior State Results | USA Diving Zone A Results

USA Swimming U.S. Open Info | U.S. Open Qualifying Times

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Swimmers Danny Conway, Carly Mercer, Rhiannon Sheets, Luke Trimmer and Danny Tucker as well as divers Alec Back and Layne Rogers were all event winners as selected members of Purdue swimming and diving competed in significant summer meets over the weekend.

Hosted by the Boilermaker Aquatics club team, the Boilermaker Aquatic Center served as the site of the four-day, eight-session Indiana Senior State meet Thursday through Sunday (July 18-21). Mercer (100 free and 200 IM) and Tucker (50 and 100 free) were each two-time individual winners and swam on a victorious freestyle relay with Purdue teammates at the long course (50-meter pool lengths) meet.

At the USA Diving Preliminary Zone A Championships host by Virginia Tech in Christiansburg, Va., Back and Rogers teamed up to win the synchronized 3-meter springboard competition. Nate Cox also competed at the event and punched his ticket as well to the USA Diving AT&T National Championships in Iowa City next month by placing second in the 10-meter platform. Individually, Rogers took third in both the 1- and 3-meter springboard competitions to earn nationals berths in both events. The top five individuals and top three synchronized pairings in each event advanced to nationals. There were four qualifying National Preliminary Zones held around the country the weekend of July 19-21.

A number of Purdue swimmers had already achieved their U.S. Open qualifying times, but this weekend served as a last chance. The 2013 U.S. Open is set for July 30-Aug. 3 in Irvine, Calif. Lizzy Lyon, Alex Todd, Kylie Vogel, Mercer and Sheets will represent the Purdue women and Boilermaker Aquatics at the meet. Allie Davis also qualified with her Neptunes club team in California. For the men, Conway and Tucker improved upon U.S. Open qualifying times at the Indiana Senior State meet and should be joined by selected teammates, a number of whom posted their cuts during the college season.

Mercer posted new long course school records in the 100 free (55.85) and 200 IM (2:18.52) while winning the events. Vogel's 50-meter split (26.22) on the leadoff leg of the 200 free relay represented another Purdue LCM record. Tucker established new meet records in the 50 (22.66) and 100 free (50.14).

Megan Gallagher was the top individual scorer for the Purdue women, after finishing third overall in the 800 free and qualifying for the A final of five other events.

Sheets won the 200 free and was the runner-up in the 200 fly. Conway duplicated the feat by winning the 200 fly and finishing as the runner-up in the 100 fly. Trimmer won the 1500 free and raced in all five freestyle events.

Purdue Divers at USA Diving Preliminary Zone A Championships
July 19-21 in Christiansburg, Va.

Synchronized 3-Meter Springboard
Alec Back & Layne Rogers, 327.60 - Event Winner
1-Meter Springboard
Layne Rogers, 354.40 - Finished 3rd
3-Meter Springboard
Layne Rogers, 387.50 - Finished 3rd
10-Meter Platform
Nate Cox, 300.20 - Finished 2nd

Notable Times & Finishes Among Purdue Swimmers at Indiana Senior State
July 18-21 at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

Women
50 Free

Carly Mercer, 26.27 - Finished 2nd in A Final
Kylie Vogel, 26.58 - Finished 4th in A Final
Rhiannon Sheets, 27.25 - Finished 6th in B Final
Carly Marshall, 27.26 (Prelim Time) - Finished 7th in B Final
100 Free
Carly Mercer, 55.85 - Event Winner
Rhiannon Sheets, 57.37 - Finished 3rd in A Final
Kylie Vogel, 58.16 - Won B Final
200 Free
Rhiannon Sheets, 2:04.33 - Event Winner
Megan Gallagher, 2:06.42 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in A Final
Carly Mercer, 2:05.21 (Prelim Time) - Did Not Race in Finals
400 Free
Megan Gallagher, 4:21.07 - Finished 3rd in A Final
Lizzy Lyon, 4:25.88 - Finished 2nd in B Final
800 Free
Megan Gallagher, 8:54.06 - Finished 3rd Overall
100 Back
Brittany Fozkos, 1:05.92 - Finished 4th in B Final
100 Breast
Megan Gallagher, 1:14.11 (Prelim Time) - Finished 7th in A Final
200 Breast
Megan Gallagher, 2:39.66 (Prelim Time) - Finished 3rd in A Final
200 Fly
Rhiannon Sheets, 2:14.36 - Finished 2nd in A Final
200 IM
Carly Mercer, 2:18.52 - Event Winner
Lizzy Lyon, 2:26.63 - Finished 5th in B Final
400 IM
Megan Gallagher, 4:57.88 (Prelim Time) - Finished 5th in A Final
Lizzy Lyon, 4:59.33 (Prelim Time) - Finished 6th in A Final
200 Free Relay
Vogel, Marshall, Mercer & Sheets, 1:45.28 - Finished 2nd
Vogel opening 50 split of 26.22 for new Purdue LCM Record
400 Free Relay
Mercer, Marshall, Vogel & Sheets, 3:51.43 - Event Winner
800 Free Relay
Mercer, Sheets, Gallagher & Marshall, 8:29.00 - Finished 3rd
200 Medley Relay
Fozkos, Gallagher, Vogel & Mercer, 1:57.46 - Finished 2nd

Men
50 Free

Danny Tucker, 22.66 - Event Winner
Luke Trimmer, 24.62 - Finished 2nd in B Final
Adam Johnston, 24.61 (Prelim Time) - Finished 4th in B Final
100 Free
Danny Tucker, 50.14 - Event Winner
Luke Trimmer, 53.15 - Finished 2nd in B Final
Manuel Gutierrez, 53.49 - Finished 8th in B Final
200 Free
Manuel Gutierrez, 1:54.65 - Finished 3rd in A Final
Luke Trimmer, 1:54.88 - Finished 4th in A Final
400 Free
Luke Trimmer, 4:02.90 - Finished 4th in A Final
Danny Conway, 4:05.97 - Finished 6th in A Final
Nate Hopkins, 4:09.11 - Finished 3rd in B Final
1500 Free
Luke Trimmer, 16:06.17 - Event Winner
200 Breast
Collin Baker, 2:27.47 - Finished 5th in B Final
Jacob McGough, 2:27.32 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in B Final
100 Fly
Danny Conway, 56.68 - Finished 2nd in A Final
200 Fly
Danny Conway, 2:03.86 - Event Winner
Jacob McGough, 2:07.61 (Prelim Time) - Finished 6th in A Final
200 IM
Danny Conway, 2:09.54 - Finished 4th in A Final
400 IM
Jacob McGough, 4:30.88 - Finished 2nd in A Final
200 Free Relay
Tucker, Gutierrez, Trimmer & Conway, 1:34.44 - Event Winner
800 Free Relay
Gutierrez, Trimmer, Hopkins & Conway, 7:44.63 - Finished 2nd