Freestyle Sprint & Diving Sweeps Not Enough in Dual at Indiana

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Francesca Marr posted a new Purdue season-best time in the 100 breaststroke.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Francesca Marr posted a new Purdue season-best time in the 100 breaststroke.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Jan. 25, 2014

Results | Dive-by-Dive Scoring


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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- No. 18 Purdue women's swimming and diving swept the freestyle sprints and the diving events, but those turned out to be the Boilers' only victories of the day in a 154.5.-135.5 dual meet loss at No. 11 Indiana Saturday afternoon.

Purdue suffered its first dual meet loss of the season, falling to 7-1. The Hoosiers improved to 7-3 in duals this year.

Carly Mercer swept the 50 and 100 freestyle sprints, improving her team-best total for individual victories this season to 16. She also swam on each of the Boilers' top-finishing relay teams.

Michelle Cabassol won the 1-meter diving competition for her sixth win of the season. MacKenzie Tweardy bested IU's Kate Hillman in platform diving after also finishing second to Cabassol from the 1-meter springboard.

Francesca Marr was Purdue's top individual finisher in three events, placing second in both breaststroke races along with taking third in the 200 IM. She was out touched by less than a second by IU's Bronwyn Pasloski in both breaststroke events. The Purdue junior managed to post a new team season-best time (1:02.97) in the 100 breast. The 200 breast was decided by just .09 hundredths of a second.

Allie Davis also finished as the runner-up in a pair of events, placing second in the 200 and 500 free. Meagan Lim was the Boilers' top finisher in both butterfly events. Trish Regan recorded a personal season-best time (2:02.13) in the 200 backstroke, improving on her second-best time on the team in the event this year.

Purdue's 200 medley relay team of Hannah Manger, Marr, Kylie Vogel and Mercer improved on its personal season-best time (1:42.92) as a foursome set in the dual meet win against Michigan two weeks ago.

The Boilermakers were without two of their top performers Saturday as Casey Matthews and Rhiannon Sheets did not compete. Purdue continues to focus its training towards the Big Ten Championships in February.

The Boilers' six seniors will be recognized as part of the annual senior salute in conjunction with next weekend's two-day Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center. Purdue will welcome No. 13 Minnesota dn Wisconsin to campus, with action begins Friday evening at 6 p.m.

Purdue Winners & Top Finishers
* -- New Purdue Season-Best Time
^ -- New Personal Season-Best Time

1-Meter Diving
Michelle Cabassol, 300.75 - Event Winner (Cabassol & Tweardy Finished 1-2)
Platform Diving
MacKenzie Tweardy, 300.75 - Event Winner
50 Free
Carly Mercer, 23.07 - Event Winner
100 Free
Carly Mercer, 49.96 - Event Winner
200 Free
Allie Davis, 1:49.35 - Finished 2nd
500 Free
Allie Davis, 4:53.10 - Finished 2nd
1650 Free
Nika Karlina Petric, 16:56.28 - Finished 3rd
100 Back
Hannah Manger, 57.33 - Finished 4th
200 Back
Trish Regan, 2:02.13^ - Finished 5th
100 Breast
Francesca Marr, 1:02.97* - Finished 2nd
200 Breast
Francesca Marr, 2:15.79 - Finished 2nd (Out touched by .09 hundredths of a second)
100 Fly
Meagan Lim, 55.36 - Finished 2nd
200 Fly
Meagan Lim, 2:01.25 - Finished 3rd
200 IM
Francesca Marr, 2:06.60 - Finished 3rd
200 Medley Relay
Manger, Marr, Vogel & Mercer, 1:42.92^ - Finished 2nd
400 Free Relay
Mercer, Hernandez, Davis & Marshall, 3:26.48 - Finished 2nd