Nov. 1, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue women's swimming and diving captured 13 of the 17 points in the final event of the night, the 400 freestyle relay, to pull out a 155.5-144.5 victory against Notre Dame Friday evening at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
The Boilermakers posted their fifth straight over Notre Dame in the annual dual series. The Purdue women won eight of the 16 events.
Carly Mercer led the way for the women, sweeping the freestyle sprints and swimming the leadoff leg on the victorious 400 free relay. Allie Davis won the 1000 free and also finished second in the 200 and 500 free. Defending 3-meter NCAA champion Casey Matthews won her first competition from the board this season and took second from the 1-meter board. Francesca Marr (100 and 200 breast, 200 IM) posted a trio of second-place finishes.
The Purdue women had the top three finishers in the 100 free. The trio of Mercer, Grace Hernandez and Rhiannon Sheets also teamed with Carly Marshall for the meet-deciding win in the 400 free relay. Meagan Lim and Lew Gerbrandt teamed up to give the Boilers a one-two finish in the 100 fly. Sheets won the 200 fly and Nika Karlina Petric touched first in the 500 free.
The Purdue men and women compete together at home again next Friday (Nov. 8) for the November Quad meet, which will feature men's and women's teams from Northwestern and Ohio State as well as the Iowa men. Action at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center begins at 4 p.m.
Purdue Winners & Notables
(B) -- NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time
(Z) -- NCAA Zone Qualifying Score
Casey Matthews, 299.18 (Z) -- Finished 2nd
Casey Matthews, 337.05 (Z)
Carly Mercer, 22.88 (B)
Carly Mercer, 49.87 (B) -- Mercer, Hernandez & Sheets finished 1-2-3
Allie Davis, 1:50.12 -- Finished 2nd, out touched by .13 hundredths
Nika Karlina Petric, 4:55.80 -- Petric & Davis finished 1-2
Allie Davis, 10:10.96
Anji Li, 57.90 -- Finished 3rd
Meagan Lim, 2:04.14 -- Finished 4th
Francesca Marr, 1:03.42 -- Finished 2nd
Francesca Marr, 2:16.07 -- Finished 2nd
Meagan Lim, 56.40 -- Lim & Gerbrandt finished 1-2
Rhiannon Sheets, 2:02.08
Francesca Marr, 2:05.91 -- Finished 2nd
200 Medley Relay
Li, Glaser, Todd & Marshall, 1:42.80 -- Finished 2nd
400 Free Relay
Mercer, Sheets, Marshall & Hernandez, 3:24.57