Mercer & Cabassol Lead the Way at Home-Opening Meet

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Rhiannon Sheets won the 500 free & contributed to both relay wins.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Rhiannon Sheets won the 500 free & contributed to both relay wins.
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Oct. 26, 2013

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue women's swimming and diving won 10 of the 12 events on the day as the Boilermakers opened their home schedule with a team win at the eight-school, 14-team Indiana Intercollegiates meet Saturday afternoon at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.

Purdue racked up 715.5 points to emerge victorious by 356.5 points among a seven-team field.

Carly Mercer and Michelle Cabassol led the way by each winning a pair of individual events. Mercer demonstrated her versatility by touching first in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. Cabassol swept the diving events.

For the women, Rhiannon Sheets won the 500 free and contributed to both relay victories. Grace Hernandez was victorious in the 50 free and swam the leadoff leg on Purdue's top 200 free relay team.

Other individual winners for the Boilermakers included: Allie Davis (500 free) and Meagan Lim (100 fly). Tracy Glaser (100 back, 100 fly) won each of her heats.

Purdue returns to action Friday when it hosts Notre Dame for a co-ed dual meet at 5 p.m.

Team Scores
Women
Purdue 715.5
Evansville 359
Indianapolis 239.5
DePauw 185.5
Butler 134.5
Valparaiso 90
Rose-Hulman 83

Purdue Event Winners & Notables
1-Meter Diving
Michelle Cabassol, 295.75 (Cabassol, Tweardy & Dunnichay finished 1-2-3)
3-Meter Diving
Michelle Cabassol, 303.65
50 Free
Grace Hernandez, 23.90
100 Free
Anji Li, 54.00 (Took 3rd as top Purdue finisher)
200 Free
Allie Davis, 1:50.42 (Davis, Lyon & Marr finished)
500 Free
Rhiannon Sheets, 4:56.39
100 Back
Kylie Vogel, 58.87 (Took 3rd as top Purdue finisher)
Tracy Glaser, 1:01.25 (Won Heat 4, finished 8th overall)
100 Breast
Carly Mercer, 1:06.49
100 Fly
Meagan Lim, 55.37 (Lim, Schlobohm & Regan finished 1-2-3)
Tracy Glaser, 58.85 (Won Heat 4, finished 6th overall)
200 IM
Carly Mercer, 2:03.50 (Mercer, Petric, Lim & Lyon finished 1-2-3-4)
200 Free Relay
Herndandez, Marshall, Sheets & Gerbrandt, 1:36.70
200 Medley Relay
Li, Marr, Todd & Sheets, 1:44.83