Fogle Leads the Way During Purdue's Record-Setting Week at Big Tens

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Amy Katz swam on both medley relay teams & set a new freshman mark in the 100 back.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Amy Katz swam on both medley relay teams & set a new freshman mark in the 100 back.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Feb. 21, 2012


Complete Results from Big Ten Championships | Dive-by-Dive Scoring

Daily Recaps from Big Tens: Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Updated Purdue Top Times | Program Records

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Led by sophomore Emily Fogle, who was part of a record-setting event on all four days, Purdue women's swimming and diving established eight new program records at the Big Ten Championships last weekend.

Individually, Fogle set new records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 IM. She also swam the breaststroke leg on the 200 and 400 medley relay teams that also finished in school-record times. Fogle posted NCAA automatic qualifying times in both individual breaststroke events, officially punching her ticket to Auburn, Ala., for next month's NCAA Championships. The sophomore qualified for the second year in a row.

Francesca Marr also established a new individual record in the 400 IM while winning the C Final. The Englishwoman, who didn't join the program until the first week of second semester, eclipsed the freshman record in the morning prelims and came back in the finals with an even better time that bested a Purdue record that had stood since 2005.

But it was Fogle that eclipsed the longest-standing active individual team record. Fogle was one of four competitors to finish under one minute in the extremely fast A final of the 100 breaststroke. Her time of 59.53 eclipsed Lindsay Lange's record that had stood since 2003. In the 200 breaststroke, she broke the school record for a fourth time.

The Boilermakers have now set new school records in every swimming and diving event during the tenures of head coach John Klinge and head diving coach Adam Soldati.

Amy Katz and Lauren Gustafson joined Fogle on both record-setting medley relay teams. Kylie Vogel swam the butterfly on the 200 medley and Rhiannon Sheets did likewise on the 400 medley. Katz broke the Purdue freshman record in the 100 backstroke on the opening leg of the 400 medley.

Meanwhile, Carly Marshall clipped one-hundredth of a second off the Purdue freshman record in the 50 free, a time that was established earlier this season by Sheets at the Ohio State Invitational.

Overall, the Boilers have set 16 new records this season - seven individual team records, seven individual freshman benchmarks and two relay records. Lauren Roth (500 free) and Rhiannon Sheets (100 and 200 fly, 100 and 200 free freshman marks) both enjoyed record-setting weekend at the OSU Invitational in December.

Purdue will host the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance Meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center. Divers Maddie Miskulin and MacKenzie Tweardy will return to action the weekend of March 8-10 for the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships in Bloomington, Ind. The lists of qualifiers for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships will be released in early March.

Purdue Records Recap at Big Ten Championships
! - New Program Record
+ - New Purdue Freshman Record
(A) - NCAA Automatic Qualifying Time
(B) - NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time

Wednesday Events
200 Medley Relay
Katz, Fogle, Vogel & Gustafson, 1:39.04! (B)

Thursday Events
200 IM
Emily Fogle, 1:58.94! (B) - Finished 4th in A Final, 15 Team Points
50 Free
Carly Marshall, 23.11+ (prelim time) - Finished 3rd in C Final

Friday Events
400 Medley Relay
Katz, Fogle, Sheets & Gustafson, 3:36.70! (B)
Amy Katz broke Freshman Record on opening 100 Backstroke Leg (55.06+)
400 IM
Francesca Marr, 4:14.35! (B) - Won C Final
Broke Freshman Record in Prelims, Overall Record in Finals
Previous Overall Program Record had stood since 2005 (Erica Chandler)

100 Breast
Emily Fogle, 59.53! (A) - Finished 3rd in A Final, 16 Team Points
Eclipsed the longest-standing active Purdue record (Lindsay Lange, 2003)

Saturday Events
200 Breast
Emily Fogle, 2:08.72! (A) - Finished 2nd in A Final, 17 Team Points
Eclipsed the school record for a fourth time in her two years at Purdue