Swim-Dive Unable to Keep Pace with IU
Jan. 20, 2018


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TEAM SCORES
• No. 7 Indiana 176, Purdue 123
TOP PERFORMER
Kaersten Meitz won 200, 500 and 1,000 Free
PURDUE SEASON-BEST SCORES
Morgan Meixner, 1-Meter and 3-Meter Diving; Emily Meaney, Platform Diving
WON AN INDIVIDUAL EVENT AND PART OF A RELAY WINNER
Danielle Auckley, Taite Kitchel, Meitz
MULTIPLE B CUTS
• Kitchel, Meitz
ALSO HAD A B CUTS
Jinq En Phee

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A strong showing in the freestyle events along with multiple career-best scores in the diving well highlighted Purdue women's swimming & diving's dual meet loss at No. 7 Indiana on Saturday.

Kaersten Meitz and Danielle Auckley teamed up to help the Purdue women win five of the six freestyle events, all but the 50. Meitz swept the 200, 500 and 1,000 free vs. IU for the second year in a row. Auckley was victorious in the 100 free against the Hoosiers for the second consecutive season as well. They teamed with Jackie Smailis and Megan Johnson to make the Boilermakers a winner in the 400 free relay to close the dual.

Taite Kitchel won the 200 butterfly, went toe-to-toe with Olympian Lilly King in the 200 individual medley and posted an NCAA provisional qualifying time (B Cut) in all three of her individual events. Kitchel and Meitz have won an individual event at all six of the Purdue women's dual meets this season.

Morgan Meixner posted career-best scores in both springboard events, winning the 3-meter exhibition. Her scores of 320.93 on 1-meter and 340.88 on 3-meter were both Purdue season bests, moving the junior into 9th and 11th place in program history.

Meixner, Emily Meaney, Emily Bretscher and Samm Reese finished 2-3-4-5 on 1-meter behind IU Olympian Jessica Parratto. Meaney (320.10) and Bretscher (316.68) posted career-best scores on 1-meter and season bests (339.90, 266.18) on platform. Meaney is now 10th in program history on 1-meter while Bretscher moved into 11th on 1-meter and 14th on platform.

Kitchel won the 200 fly by more than two seconds, posting a B Cut time of 1:58.01. King out touched Kitchel by 11 hundredths of a second in the 200 IM in what proved to be the most exciting finish of the day.

The Boilermakers close out their dual meet schedule next weekend at the annual Big Ten Triple Duals vs. Minnesota and Northwestern. The Gophers are hosting the two-day meet this year in Minneapolis. Action begins Friday at 7 p.m. ET.


 

 

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