Jan. 18, 2003
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The No. 17 Purdue women's swimming and diving team fell on Saturday to the No. 14 Indiana women, 198-102. The loss gives the Hoosiers another point in the year-long Titan Series, making the score 4.5-2.5, Indiana. With the loss, the Boilermakers drop their first meet of the year and fall to 6-1-1 (2-1 Big Ten), while the Hoosiers improve to 6-0 (3-0 Big Ten).
"Today, Indiana showed us why they were a top 10 team last year at the NCAA's," said Purdue head women's swimming coach Cathy Wright-Eger. "Today, we were just not in the same league they were. I am disappointed with the loss, but it's not the end of the world. We just have a lot of work to do before Big Ten's.
"I thought that Erica (Chandler) had a good meet and Brandy (Keever) came on strong. Some people had a really good meet and came out competing hard, while others were too focused on how tired they were. We'll have to get back to work this week."
The women began the day with a win in the 200 medley relay with seniors Lisa Dolansky, Lindsay Lange, Patricia Finnerty and Kim Paradeise.
Freshman Erica Chandler continued with a strong showing in the 1,650 freestyle in second place, while sophomore Brandy Keever finished second in the 100 backstroke for the Boilermakers' best finish.
Lange continued her dominace of the Big Ten in the 100 breaststroke with a win by more than three seconds. Senior Karina Bolanos and junior Lindsay Kirchoff finished three and four to tally five more Purdue points.
Junior Autumn Sample
came in third in the 200 butterfly and Christine Leupold
was second in the 50 freestyle, while Tracy Duchac
and Paradeise finished third and fourth.
On the 1-meter diving board, freshman Carrie McCambridge finished second with a score of 261.90 and senior Carrie Dougherty came in fifth with 233.70 points. Senior Heather Bachman finished sixth with a score of 210.90 and freshman Amber Kerns came in seventh with 155.32 points.
On the 3-meter board, McCambridge followed up with third place and a score of 262.42, while Bachman, Dougherty and Kerns came in fifth, sixth and seventh.
Lange finished second in the 200 breaststroke with Bolanos closed behind for third, while Chandler made it an exciting race in the 500 freestyle with a victory in 4:54.96.
Finnerty was the second-place finisher in the 100 butterfly, while the 'A' relay of Lange, Chandler, sophomore Katie Seleskie, and Paradeise finished second in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:30.55.
The Old Gold and Black will return to the pool on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Minneapolis, Minn., for the annual Quad Meet against Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin. Meet time is 6 p.m. on Friday and noon on Saturday.
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