No. 10 Notre Dame 163, No. 16 Purdue 137
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Kaersten Meitz -- Swept Distance Freestyle Events, 2nd in 200 Free
ALSO WON MULTIPLE INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
WON AN INDIVIDUAL EVENT AND PART OF A RELAY WINNER
CONTRIBUTED TO BOTH RELAY WINNERS
Danielle Auckley, Jackie Smailis
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Taite Kitchel and Kaersten Meitz both won multiple individual events for the third straight dual meet, but No. 16 Purdue women's swimming & diving came up short in the team scoring in a top-25 matchup with No. 10 Notre Dame on Friday at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center.
The Purdue women swept the relay events, but lost by 26 points in the team scoring after UND had at least the top two finishers in four events -- 1-meter diving, the 100 butterfly and both backstroke races. Conversely, the Boilermakers finished 1-2 in only the 200 individual medley. Kitchel was victorious in the event and Emmy Rawson finished second.
Kaersten Meitz swept the distance freestyle events while also finishing second in the 200 free with a team season-best time and B Cut. She and Kitchel, who also won the 200 fly Friday, remain tied for the team lead with seven individual event victories this season. Both 2017 NCAA Championships qualifiers also contributed to a victorious relay.
Jinq En Phee (100 breast) and Samm Reese (3-meter diving) rounded out the Boilermakers' individual event winners. Danielle Auckley and Jackie Smailis swam on both relay winners for the third consecutive dual meet. Individually, Auckley posted Purdue season-best times while finishing as the runner-up in both the 50 and 100 free.
More team season bests were posted by Kitchel (200 fly) and Meitz (200 and 1,000 free).
The Boilermakers continue their fall semester homestand when they host Iowa on Friday, Nov. 3. The co-ed dual meet is slated to get underway at 5 p.m. ET.