Jan. 19, 2001
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue women's swim team will hold its historical and final meet in Lambert Pool on Saturday at 1 p.m. against the Hoosiers of Indiana. The Boilermakers are currently 10-1 (3-1 Big Ten) and the 19th- ranked Hoosiers are undefeated at 5-0 (3-0 Big Ten).
"This meet is very exciting for us," head swim coach Cathy Wright-Eger said. "It's been two and a half months since we had a true competition and we look at Indiana the same as we did Penn State. We're going to use this meet to see where we are again, make sure that we're still on top of all our goals and use it as a boost to stay focused for the next five weeks heading into the Big Ten championships."
The Boilermakers will continue to look to their seniors for leadership, as Saturday will also be Senior Day at Lambert Pool. Five seniors will swim their last meet in the 64 year old facility, of which all five have made significant contributions to the Old Gold and Black's program. Gyongyver Lakos, a two-time Hungarian Olympian, remains undefeated this season in all of her events and has set two new varsity records, individually, and one varsity record on the 400 free relay. Missy Bromley holds the team's season-best 50 freestyle time at 23.65 and is also a member of the record-setting 400 free relay team. Jennifer Alden and Sarah Dougall continue to be strong forces in the backstroke and individual medley events, while Brianna Reina holds the team's season-best time of 2:19.77 in the 200 breaststroke.
"This meet is what Purdue swimming is all about," Wright-Eger said. "The general rivalry between Indiana and Purdue really makes this last meet in Lambert special. I really give a lot of credit and thanks to the Indiana coaching staff for rearranging their schedule and making this final meet against our biggest rivals possible."
The Boilermakers will look to make that rivalry with Indiana even stronger on Saturday as they swim their final laps in the oldest Div. I facility in the nation, while trying to make history with some new records and season-best times.