Nov. 23, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Casey Matthews won the 1-meter diving competition to complete a weekend sweep of the springboard events, highlighting day two of the Ohio State Invitational for No. 16 Purdue women's swimming and diving.
The Boilermakers leapfrogged No. 19 Ohio State into third place with 432.5 points at end of Saturday night finals, opening up a 15-point lead on the host Buckeyes. The three-day Ohio State Invitational features four Top 20 teams competing in a 10-lane pool. No. 12 Virginia continued to hold the lead in the team scoring with 766 points.
Matthews won the 3-meter diving competition Friday with a new meet-record score, finishing first in both the prelims and finals. Saturday from the 1-meter board, she jumped from seventh in the prelims to the top spot in the finals. MacKenzie Tweardy took third and Mary Beth Dunnichay fourth to give the Boilers three of the top four finishers in the event.
Rhiannon Sheets (B final of 200 free), Stephanie Schlobohm (C final of 100 back) and Lizzy Lyon (C final of 400 IM) all won event finals Saturday. Sheets was also the runner-up in the A final of the 200 free, teaming with Carly Mercer to give the Boilers a 2-3 finish in the A final of the event behind the winner from Virginia.
Allie Davis (200 free), Hannah Manger (100 back), Francesca Marr (100 breast), Megan Gallagher (100 breast), Kylie Vogel (100 fly) and Nika Karlina Petric (400 IM) also qualified for A finals while accounting for Purdue season-best times.
Meagan Lim (100 fly), Manger (100 back), Marr (100 breast), Mercer (200 free), Petric (400 IM) and Schlobohm (400 IM) all posted Purdue all-time Top 10 times Saturday. The 200 medley relay team of Anji Li, Marr, Vogel and Mercer as well as the 800 free relay team of Mercer, Davis, Grace Hernandez and Sheets did likewise.
Alec Back placed third in the men's 3-meter diving competition to rank as the top finisher among the men's divers, competing separate from their swimmer teammates this weekend.
The Ohio State Invitational concludes Sunday with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 3 p.m.
#12 Virginia, 766
#5 Florida, 717
#16 Purdue, 432.5
#19 Ohio State, 417.5
Purdue Winners & Notables -- Day Two
* -- Purdue Season-Best Time/Score
^ -- Personal Season-Best Time/Score
(B) -- NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time
(Z) -- NCAA Zone Qualifying Score
Casey Matthews, 312.95* (Z) -- Event Winner (20 Points)
MacKenzie Tweardy, 288.95^ (Z) -- Finished 3rd (16 Points)
Mary Beth Dunnichay, 287.30^ (Z) -- Finished 4th (15 Points)
Rhiannon Sheets, 1:46.65* (B) -- Finished 2nd in A Final (17 Points)
Carly Mercer, 1:46.90^ (B) -- Finished 3rd in A Final (16 Points); 4th Fastest in Purdue History
Allie Davis, 1:48.26^ -- Finished 7th in A Final (12 Points)
Grace Hernandez, 1:49.61^ -- Finished 7th in B Final
Hannah Manger, 55.60* (Prelim Time) -- Finished 9th in A Final (9 Points); 9th Fastest in Purdue History
Kylie Vogel, 56.65^ (Prelim Time) -- Finished 10th in B Final
Stephanie Schlobohm, 56.87^ -- Won C Final
Brittany Fozkos, 57.05^ (Prelim Time) -- Finished 3rd in C Final
Anji Li, 57.06 (Prelim Time) -- Finished 4th in C Final
Francesca Marr, 1:02.99* (Prelim Time) -- Finished 6th in A Final (13 Points); 7th Fastest in Purdue History
Megan Gallagher, 1:03.76^ (Prelim Time) -- Finished 10th in A Final (7 Points)
Madison Monteiro, 1:06.33^ (Prelim Time) -- Finished 8th in B Final
Kylie Vogel, 54.31* (B, Prelim Time) -- Finished 8th in A Final (11 Points)
Rhiannon Sheets, 54.47^ (B) -- Won B Final (6 Points)
Alex Todd, 54.72^ -- Finished 2nd in B Final (5 Points)
Meagan Lim, 54.81^ (Prelim Time) -- Finished 4th in B Final (3 Points); 7th Fastest in Purdue History
Lew Gerbrandt, 55.28^ (Prelim Time) -- Finished 10th in B Final
Carly Marshall, 56.82^ (Prelim Time) -- Finished 9th in C Final
Tracy Glaser, 57.33^ (Prelim Time) -- Finished 10th in C Final
Nika Karlina Petric, 4:16.62* (B, Prelim Time) -- Finished 10th in A Final (7 Points); 2nd Fastest in Purdue History
Francesca Marr, 4:16.68^ (B) -- Finished 5th in B Final (2 Points)
Lizzy Lyon, 4:21.11^ -- Won C Final
Stephanie Schlobohm, 4:21.12^ -- Finished 2nd in C Final
Madison Monteiro, 4:22.14^ -- Finished 3rd in C Final
Tracy Glaser, 4:25.45^ -- Finished 5th in C Final
200 Medley Relay
Li, Marr, Vogel & Mercer, 1:41.40* -- Finished 4th (30 Points); 7th Fastest in Purdue History
Manger, Gallagher, Todd & Hernandez, 1:42.82^ -- Finished 8th (26 Points)
800 Free Relay
Mercer, Davis, Hernandez & Sheets, 7:16.23* -- Finished 5th (28 Points); 5th Fastest in Purdue History
Petric, Lyon, Todd & Marshall, 7:25.22^ -- Finished 9th (24 Points)