Purdue Women at Ohio State Winter Invite
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 to 11
Prelims: 11 a.m. ET / Finals: Saturday at 5 p.m. ET, Sunday at 4 p.m. ET
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion / Columbus, Ohio
Competing Teams: Cincinnati, Cleveland State, Eastern Michigan, IUPUI, Kentucky
Miami (Ohio), Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pacific, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Purdue
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Eleven members of Purdue women’s swimming are set to post personal season-best times in their races this weekend at the two-day, 12-team Ohio State Winter Invite.
At least six individual events and two relays are on the schedule for both days of competition. Prelims are slated for 11 a.m. ET both Saturday and Sunday. Finals are at 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. As is customary at invitational meets, relays and the mile are finals-only events.
The Boilermakers will be represented in Columbus by Caylee Casbon, Alex Ford, Anna Giesler, Rachel Ho, Paige Miller, Brenna Morgan, Angela Pan, Cally Sampson, Cassidy Sampson, Maizie Seidl and Reagan Thom.
Ohio State’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion will be a frequent destination for the Boilermakers over the next six weeks. The Buckeye women are also hosting the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 14-17) and NCAA Championships (March 14-17) this season. The NCAA Zone C Diving Championships (March 8-10) will be the Midwest’s co-ed diving qualifier for NCAAs.
Team scoring is traditionally not stressed at the Ohio State Winter Invite. Among the 11 other teams expected to have swimmers in attendance, the Boilermakers have already competed head-to-head against Miami (Ohio) and Notre Dame. There’s a great mixture of team representation this season, with OSU, Penn State and Purdue all in the field from the Big Ten plus four teams from the state of Ohio to go along with IUPUI, Kentucky and Notre Dame.
Cally Sampson (backstroke), Giesler (breaststroke) and Ho (100 back, 200 IM) were among the Boilermakers to post career-best times at the 2017 Ohio State Winter Invite. They were A finalists in both of their primary events, leading the way as Purdue earned 10 berths in A finals of individual events as a team.