Jan. 25, 2001
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue women's swim team will look to better its record as it hits the road for the annual two-day Big Ten Quad Meet. The Boilermakers will travel to Madison, Wis., to take on Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois on Friday and Saturday.
Purdue, ranked 26th in the nation, currently stands at 10-2 (3-2 Big Ten). The Gophers are ranked 20th and stand at 4-0 (1-0 Big Ten), the 13th-ranked Badgers have a 4-0 (3-0 Big Ten) record, and the Illini stand at 4-4 (1-3 Big Ten). The Badgers are also the defending Big Ten champions.
"This is our last dual meet of the year before Big Ten's," said Purdue head coach Cathy Wright-Eger. "We are very excited and it's going to be a tough weekend because of the rankings of Wisconsin and Minnesota, but we love it. This is exactly what we've been working towards all season, and this will be the best possible way we can measure the success we've had so far this year."
Despite a close loss last weekend to the Indiana Hoosiers in the final women's meet in Lambert Pool, the Boilermakers do continue to have a very successful season But Purdue will continue to look to several different areas of the team for leadership.
"We're going to really look toward our relay teams and Ginger (Lakos), Lisa (Dolansky) and Lindsay (Lange) for some key races that Wisconsin and Minnesota can challenge us," Wright-Eger said. "But, by having the experience of swimming against these women now, we'll be more ready for Big Ten's."
The two-day event will give the Boilermakers plenty of practice in some events that are not usually swum in a standard dual meet. The schedule of events is as follows:
Friday: 200 Medley Relay, 1000 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly, 50 Freestyle, 200 Individual Medley, 800 Freestyle Relay
Saturday: 200 Freestyle Relay, 400 Individual Medley, 100 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 100 Butterfly, 500 Freestyle, 200 Breaststroke, 400 Freestyle Relay