Victories By Bissett, Sheets & Wachtel Highlight Opening Night of Big Ten Quad

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Rhiannon Sheets won the 200 fly for her 11th individual victory of the season.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Rhiannon Sheets won the 200 fly for her 11th individual victory of the season.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Jan. 27, 2012


Opening Night Results

MINNEAPOLIS - Individual victories by Jamie Bissett, Rhiannon Sheets and Ben Wachtel as well as the men's 200 medley relay team highlighted the opening night of competition Friday for Purdue swimming and diving at the two-day, seven-team Big Ten Quad, hosted by the University of Minnesota.

Wachtel won the 50 freestyle sprint and Bissett captured the 1-meter diving. Sheets touched first in the 200 butterfly.

Wachtel won with a personal season-best time of 20.25, an NCAA provisional qualifying mark, in an event that saw Boilers finish one, two and four. Danny Tucker took second and Matt Friede fourth.

Wachtel also contributed to the 200 medley relay win, swimming the butterfly leg. Brian Kiel, Lyam Dias and Ben Ziolkowski teamed with Wachtel to capture the opening event of the night.

Sheets posted her 11th individual victory of the season in the 200 fly. Teammate Lauren Roth took third in the same event. Emily Fogle (second in 100 breast) and Maddie Miskulin (second in 1-meter diving) also posted notable individual finishes for the women.

Bissett posted Purdue season-best scores in both the 1-meter (361) and 3-meter (381) diving. He won the 1-meter springboard competition by more than 10 points for his seventh victory of the season.

Brian Kiel (100 back) and Guillermo Blanco (200 IM) joined Tucker as members of the men's team that posted second-place finishes.

The Big Ten Quad concludes Saturday at 1 p.m.

Day One Team Scores
Men

#17 Purdue 131, Wisconsin 68
#16 Minnesota 114, #17 Purdue 91
#16 Minnesota 137, Wisconsin 62

Women
Purdue 158, Illinois 47
#19 Wisconsin 111, Purdue 92
#15 Minnesota 147, Purdue 58
#15 Minnesota 135, #19 Wisconsin 70
#19 Wisconsin 146, Illinois 59
#15 Minnesota 176.5, Illinois 28.5

Purdue Winners & Notables
* - New Purdue Season-Best Time/Score
^ - New Personal Season-Best Time/Score

Men
50 Free

Ben Wachtel, 20.25^
Danny Tucker, 20.28 - Finished 2nd
100 Back
Brian Kiel, 49.90 - Finished 2nd
200 IM
Guillermo Blanco, 1:48.52^ -- Finished 2nd
Lyam Dias, 1:51.94 - Finished 3rd
200 Medley Relay
Kiel, Dias, Wachtel & Ziolkowski, 1:30.43^
1-Meter Diving
Jamie Bissett, 361.00*
3-Meter Diving
Jamie Bissett, 381.00* -- Finished 3rd

Women
100 Breast

Emily Fogle, 1:01.99 - Finished 2nd
200 Fly
Rhiannon Sheets, 2:00.82
Lauren Roth, 2:01.87 - Finished 3rd
200 Medley Relay
Katz, Fogle, Vogel & Gustafson, 1:42.31^ -- Finished 3rd
1-Meter Diving
Maddie Miskulin, 281.30 - Finished 2nd