Nov. 8, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Carly Mercer, Francesca Marr and Casey Matthews each posted multiple individual victories, leading Purdue women's swimming and diving to a pair of wins at the November Quad meet Friday evening at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
Purdue hosted co-ed teams from Northwestern and Ohio State as well as the Iowa men for the four-university, seven-team meet featuring all Big Ten squads. The Purdue women defeated No. 19 OSU, 157-143, in what was the closest head-to-head scoring dual of the night. The Boilermakers also registered a victory vs. Northwestern.
Carly Mercer swept the freestyle sprints, winning the 50, 100 and 200 Friday to remain unbeaten in individual events this season. She also opened the 400 free relay with a team-best split of 50.07. The free relay win clinched the team victory for the Purdue women win for the second Friday in a row. The Boilermakers improved to 4-0 in dual meet action this season.
Purdue got big points from its divers Friday. Matthews swept the women's springboard events and the Boilers had the top four finishers in the 1-meter competition.
The Purdue women won 10 of the six events, including both relays.
Meagan Lim, Rhiannon Sheets and Marr enjoyed big nights for the women. Marr swept the breaststroke events, took second in the 400 IM and swam the breaststroke leg on the victorious 200 medley relay. Lim won the 100 fly, finished second to Sheets in the 200 fly and handled butterfly duties to help the 200 medley relay team win. Sheets won her heat of the 200 free and anchored the 400 free relay to victory to go along with her victory in the 200 fly.
New Purdue season-best times/scores for the women were posted by Allie Davis (500 free), Nika Karlina Petric (1000 free), Lim (100 fly), Marr (400 IM), Matthews (1-meter diving), Mercer (100 and 200 free), Sheets (200 fly) and the 400 free relay team.
The Boilermakers are back in action the weekend of Nov. 22-24 at the Ohio State Invitational in Columbus.
Women's Team Scores
Purdue 157, #19 Ohio State 143
Purdue 202, Northwestern 97
#19 Ohio State 211, Northwestern 89
Purdue Winners & Notables
* -- Purdue Season-Best Time/Score
^ -- Personal Season-Best Time/Score
(B) -- NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time
(Z) -- NCAA Zone Qualifying Score
Casey Matthews, 304.50* (Z) -- Matthews, Tweardy, Dunnichay & Cabassol Finished 1-2-3-4
Casey Matthews, 334.85 (Z) -- Matthews & Cabassol Finished 1-2
Carly Mercer, 23.14
Carly Mercer, 49.71* (B)
Carly Mercer, 1:48.07* -- Mercer, Davis & Sheets Finished 1-3-4
Rhiannon Sheets, 1:49.56^ -- Won Heat 1, Finished 4th Overall
Allie Davis, 4:52.96* -- Finished 3rd
Nika Karlina Petric, 10:06.89* -- Finished 4th
Kylie Vogel, 57.66^ -- Finished 5th
Meagan Lim, 2:04.66 -- Finished 6th
Francesca Marr, 1:03.59
Francesca Marr, 2:17.59
Meagan Lim, 55.07*
Rhiannon Sheets, 2:00.78* -- Sheets & Lim Finished 1-2
Francesca Marr, 4:22.72* -- Finished 2nd
200 Medley Relay
Li, Marr, Lim & Hernandez, 1:43.91^
400 Free Relay
Mercer, Hernandez, Marshall & Sheets, 3:23.03*