Purdue 256, Northwestern 88
No. 24 Minnesota 192, Purdue 160
No. 24 Minnesota 258, Northwestern 93
Purdue 269, Northwestern 84
No. 18 Minnesota 212, Purdue 141
No. 18 Minnesota 283, Northwestern 70
• Emily Meaney -- Bested reigning NCAA champion to win on Platform
ALSO WON AN EVENT
• Kaersten Meitz (500 Free)
THREE OF THE TOP FIVE FINISHERS
• 100 Free, 400 IM
TEAM OR PERSONAL SEASON BESTS
• Cady Farlow (200 Breast), Maizie Seidl (100 Free), Emily Meckstroth (400 IM)
• Farlow, Meitz
The Boilermakers posted a split in the dual-scoring format, defeating Northwestern but falling to host Minnesota. With the dual meet season complete, the Purdue women finished the year 5-3 (3-2 B1G).
The Boilermakers won 12 events over the course of the two-day meet. Nick McDowell and Kaersten Meitz completed weekend sweeps of the distance freestyle events by both winning the 500 Saturday. Emily Meaney opened and closed her five-dive list in strong fashion, winning on the platforms with a score of 327.25. She bested the reigning NCAA platform champ, Northwestern's Olivia Rosendahl, by 38 points.
Cady Farlow (200 breast, 2:14.85) and Erik Juliusson (100 fly, 48.29) both posted Purdue season-best times while finishing second in their events. Those times doubles as NCAA provisional qualifying times (B Cuts). Megan Johnson (200 free), Taite Kitchel (100 fly) and Jackie Smailis (200 back) also posted runner-up finishes Saturday. Kitchel placed among the top three in all four of her individual events (100 and 200 fly, 200 and 400 IM) this weekend.
The Big Ten Championships headline the Boilermakers' February schedules. The women's championships are set for Feb. 14 to 17 in Columbus, Ohio. Selected women's swimmers will compete at the Ohio State Winter Invite the weekend before.