Women's Swim Team Takes Both Evansville and 18th-ranked Notre Dame In Double-Dual Meet At Home


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue women's swim team defeated both its opponents in a home double-dual meet today at Lambert Pool. The Boilermakers defeated the 18th-ranked Irish of Notre Dame 161-138 and the Evansville Purple Aces 242-51. Purdue moved to 3-0 on the season. Notre Dame moved to 6-1 and Evansville moved 2-3.

In the first swimming event of the day, Purdue came off the blocks strong and took the first place finish with a new Lambert Pool record in the 200 medley relay. Team members Lisa Dolansky, a sophomore, Lindsay Lange, a sophomore, Missy Bromley, a senior, and Ginger Lakos, a senior, finished with a record of 1:46.20.

In the 1000 freestyle, junior Kelly Mackus came in second with a time of 10:21.70, a personal season-best. Shannon Funk finished third for the Boilermakers with a time of 10:24.31.

Boilermakers Lakos and sophomore Kim Paradiese finished first and second in the 200 freestyle with times of 1:51.51 and 1:54.75, respectively. Lakos also set a new Lambert Pool record and season-best time with her first place finish.

Lisa Dolansky finished first with a time of 56.80 in the 100 backstroke, it was good enough for a Purdue season-best top time. Jen Alden came in fifth for the Old Gold and Black with a time of 1:00.02, also good enough for a personal season-best.

In the 100 breaststroke, senior Brianna Reina took a second place finish for Purdue with a time of 1:06.42. She improved her personal season-best for a second place spot on the Purdue top times list. Freshman Lindsay Kirchoff came in closely behind for a third place finish with a time of 1:06.62. Kirchoff also improved her personal season-best for a third place spot on the list.

Sophomore Patricia Finnerty and junior Karin Stender finished first and second for the Boilermakers in the 200 butterfly with times of 2:06.13 and 2:06.33. Finnerty also improved her personal season-best by more than a second.

Purdue's Bromley took the first place finish in the 50 free with a season-best 24:02, while Paradiese finished fourth with a time of 24.75.

The 100 freestyle was Lakos' third first place finish of the day with a time of 51.77. She tied her season-best to stay at the top of the Purdue top times list.

In the 200 backstroke, Dolansky finished second with another season-best time of 2:04.83. Sophomore Shannon Funk finished sixth with a time of 2:07.81 for second place on the top times list.

Boilermaker Reina finished first in the 200 breaststroke for a time of 2:22.08 and Kirchoff finished fourth with a time of 2:26.20. Reina improved her season-best time by a second while Kirchoff jumped two spots on the leader board to second place with an improvement of almost a second.

Funk finished second in the 500 freestyle with a season-best time of 5:06.12. Junior Kelly Mackus finished third with a season second-best time of 5:06.98.

In the 100 fly, Finnerty improved her season-best to 58.01 and freshman Jenni Bean improved her season-best time to 59.19.

In the 200 individual medley, junior Katie Mullarkey finished third for Purdue with a time of 2:10.54 and Bean finished close behind for a fourth place spot at 2:10.63.

In the final relay of the meet, Purdue was able to take the first place finish for the guaranteed win. Team members Bromley, Dolansky, Paradiese and Lakos finished with a season-best record of 1:35.64. Purdue's team of freshmen Lindsay Lange and Laura Dill, junior Ronica Rogalski and Finnerty finished third with a time of 1:39.60.

In the diving events, senior Kara Hajek finished second with a score of 243.00 for the first round and second with a score of 253.35 for the second round. Junior Molly MacFarlane finished third in the first round with a score of 233.85 and third in the second round with a score of 248.78. Sophomore Heather Bachman finished fourth in the first round with a score of 222.98 and fifth in the second round with a score of 212.78. Sophomore Carrie Dougherty finished with a score of 203.10 in the first round for the fifth spot and exhibitioned a score of 194.62 in the second round.

The Boilermakers will return to action on Nov. 11 when they travel to Iowa City, Iowa to take on Big Ten opponents, the Hawkeyes and the Buckeyes of Ohio State. Meet time is set for 10 a.m.