WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Individual A final victories from Lauren Gustafson and Maddie Miskulin highlighted the final day of the Purdue Invitational, which saw the Boilermakers finish on top of the team scores.
The No. 20 Purdue women finished the weekend with 1119 points, topping second-place and 17th-ranked Louisville by 92 points. Utah and Missouri State were third and fourth, respectively, among the seven-team field.
Gustafson won the 100 freestyle A final that featured four Boilers. She out-touched Louisville's Kelsi Worrell and Carly Mercer in the 100 free A final that saw the top three swimmers all finish under 50 seconds. Gustafson and Mercer also teamed with Lauren Nichols and Rhiannon Sheets to help the Boilers win the 400 freestyle relay. Purdue won four of the five relay events over the course of the weekend.
The Purdue divers competed from the platforms for the first time this season. Miskulin was tops in the women's platform competition. The junior opened and closed her list with her strongest dives of the day, finishing the round with a list-best score of 67.20 to seal the win.
Coincidentally, the closest finish of the day came in the meet's longest event. After swimming 66 lengths of the pool in the final women's heat of the 1650 freestyle, Louisville's Carly Munchel out-touched Megan Gallagher by one one-hundredth of a second to win the mile.
Julia Comodeca (200 back D final), Amy Katz (200 back C final) and Alex Todd (200 fly B final) won their events in the evening finals. Francesca Marr (200 breast) and Sheets (200 fly) finished as the runner-up in the A finals of their main events of the day after winning preliminary heats in the morning.
The Purdue divers return to action the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 2 when they travel to Columbus to compete in the Purdue Invitational. The swimmers will be idle from competition until they participate in a meet in Florida during their winter training trip, which is slated for Dec. 15-23.
Final Team Scores Women #20 Purdue, 1119
#17 Louisville, 1026.5
Missouri State, 258.5
Southern Illinois, 159
#22 Michigan (Limited Representation), 117
Purdue Winners & Notables ! = New Purdue Record
* = Purdue Season-Best Time/Score
(B) = NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time
(Z) = Zone Qualifying Score
100 Free Lauren Gustafson, 49.56 (B) - Won A Final (20 Points)
Carly Mercer, 49.45* (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 3rd in A Final (16 Points), Won Heat 5 of Prelims
Lauren Nichols, 50.53 (Prelim Time) - Finished 4th in A Final (15 Points)
Nora Brolsma, 51.57 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in A Final (11 Points)
Kylie Vogel, 51.77 - Finished 2nd in B Final (7 Points)
Lew Gerbrandt, 51.93 - Finished 3rd in B Final (6 Points), Won Heat 4 of Prelims
Samantha Feulner, 52.15 - Finished 6th in B Final (3 Points), Won Heat 3 of Prelims
Stephanie Schlobohm, 52.21 - Finished 7th in B Final (2 Points)
Carly Marshall, 52.33 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in B Final (1 Point)
1650 Free Megan Gallagher, 16:39.06* - Finished 2nd (17 Points) by one one-hundredth of a second
Allie Davis, 16:50.21 - Finished 5th (14 Points)
Caitlin Hamilton, 16:54.50 - Finished 6th (13 Points)
Nika Petric, 16:57.86 - Finished 8th (11 Points)
Lizzy Lyon, 17:11.52 -- Finished 13th (4 Points)
Courtney Tumbush, 17:12.00 -- Finished 14th (3 Points)
200 Back Jacie Beagle, 1:59.91* (Prelim Time) - Finished 4th in A Final (15 Points)
Colleen Drew, 2:01.06 (Prelim Time) - Finished 5th in A Final (14 Points), Won Heat 2 of Prelims
Brittany Fozkos, 2:01.50 - Finished 6th in A Final (13 Points), Won Heat 1 of Prelims
Stephanie Schlobohm, 2:01.76 - Finished 2nd in B Final (7 Points)
Anji Li, 2:04.53 - Finished 7th in B Final (2 Points)
Ellie Roeing, 2:06.44 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in B Final (1 Point)
Amy Katz, 2:02.33 - Won C Final
Julia Comodeca, 2:08.61 - Won D Final
200 Breast Francesca Marr, 2:15.74* (B) - Finished 2nd in A Final (17 Points), Won Heat 1
Ellesse Lunde, 2:16.71 - Finished 5th in A Final (14 Points)
Emily McIlrath, 2:17.58 - Finished 6th in A Final
Megan Roach, 2:20.17 (Prelim Time) - Finished 7th in A Final (12 Points)
Megan Gallagher, 2:19.49 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in A Final (11 Points)
Tracy Glaser, 2:21.74 - Finished 2nd in B Final (7 Points)
Alex Carmack, 2:22.51 - Finished 3rd in B Final (6 Points)
Madison Montierno, 2:23.22 - Finished 7th in B Final (2 Points)
200 Fly Rhiannon Sheets, 1:57.09* (B) - Finished 2nd in A Final (17 Points), Won Heat 3
Alex Todd, 2:03.20 - Won B Final (9 Points)
Sarah Boylen, 2:03.82 - Finished 3rd in B Final (6 Points)
400 Free Relay Mercer, Gustafson, Nichols & Sheets, 3:18.07* (B) - Won Event (40 Points)
Brolsma, Vogel, Gerbrandt & Feulner, 3:27.56 - Won Heat 1
Platform Diving Maddie Miskulin, 281.60* (Z) - Event Winner (20 Points)
MacKenzie Tweardy, 184.40 - Finished 8th (11 Points)