Thirteen Score for Purdue Women at Big Ten Championships

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM MacKenzie Tweardy scored in all three diving events at Big Tens for the second year in a row, finishing the meet as Purdue's No. 2 individual scorer this season.
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MacKenzie Tweardy scored in all three diving events at Big Tens for the second year in a row, finishing the meet as Purdue's No. 2 individual scorer this season.
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Feb. 25, 2014


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MINNEAPOLIS -- Casey Matthews' conference title in 1-meter diving and three new program records highlighted the 2014 Big Ten Championships for Purdue women's swimming and diving.

Matthews won the first Big Ten title for the Purdue women since 2009. She was named the co-Diver of the Championships after also finishing as the runner-up in the championship final of 3-meter diving en route to being the Boilers' top individual scorer (37 points). She joined Carrie McCambridge (2004 and 2006) Ashley Karnes (2009) as Purdue women to take home Diver of the Championships honors.

Alex Todd and Kylie Vogel each broke the program record in the 100 butterfly. Todd finished the meet as the new Purdue record holder (53.39) after Vogel initially set a new mark (53.49) in the preliminaries. Both juniors eclipsed classmate Rhiannon Sheets' record from the 2011-12 season.

Hannah Manger established a new team freshman record in the 100 backstroke (54.73), a mark that doubled as the second-fastest time in program history.

Matthews also set a new program record in 1-meter diving, breaking Karnes' mark from her 2009 Big Ten champion season. Matthews now owns Purdue records from the 1- and 3-meter springboards.

Purdue's top showing in the relay events came on the opening night of Big Tens. The 800 free relay team of Carly Mercer, Allie Davis, Nika Karlina Petric and Sheets posted an NCAA A cut qualifying time while posting the second-fastest time (7:07.01) in program history. As long as the Boilers qualify one individual for the NCAA Championships, the 800 free relay team should also get a chance to swim at the national championship meet.

The NCAA will announce the full list of swimming qualifiers for the women's national championship meet next week (March 4 or 5). The three-day, six-session meet will also be hosted by the University of Minnesota this year. The divers will need to punch their tickets via the annual Zone C Championships, set for March 13-15 in Columbus.

Overall, 13 individuals scored team points for the Boilermakers at the seven-session Big Ten Championships.

Purdue dominated the springboard diving events at Big Tens this year. The Boilermakers had four of the top five finishers from the 1-meter board and three of the top six from the 3-meter board. Mary Beth Dunnichay (32 points) enjoyed her finest meet as a Boilermaker. The 2008 Olympian took third from both springboards despite not competing very frequently from the 3-meter board this season. After being the team's top individual scorer at the 2013 Big Tens, MacKenzie Tweardy (33) scored in all three diving events for the second year in a row.

Sheets (23 points) and Petric (23) shared top individual scorer honors among the Purdue swimmers. Sheets qualified for a pair of A finals, swimming in the championship races of the 200 free and 200 fly. Carly Mercer (50, 100 and 200 free) joined Petric (400 IM, 500 and 1650 free) and Tweardy as Boilers to score in three different events.

Mercer and Vogel gave Purdue a victorious sweep of the B finals of the 50 and 100 freestyle sprints. Francesca Marr's sixth-place showing in the A final of the 200 breast was the top individual finish among the Boilers' swimmers. Purdue had four swimmers score in the 200 free.

In addition to the aforementioned new records, numerous Boilers moved up or joined the program's all-time Top 10 lists at Big Tens, including: Michelle Cabassol (1-meter diving), Meagan Lim (100 fly and 200 IM), Lizzy Lyon (200 and 500 free), Carly Marshall (50 free), Madison Montiero (400 IM), Trish Regan (100 and 200 back), Davis (200 and 500 free), Dunnichay (1- and 3-meter diving), Manger (200 back), Marr (100 and 200 breast), Petric (400 IM, 500 and 1650 free), Tweardy (1-meter diving) and Vogel (100 fly, 50 and 100 free).

Purdue's relay teams also moved up to second (800 free), third (400 medley), fourth (200 free) and fifth place (400 free) in program history. Mercer was part of all three freestyle relays and Vogel was also a contributor to three of the four.

The Boilermakers are scheduled to host the annual Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance time trials meet Saturday, March 1, at noon.

Purdue's Individual Scoring Recap
Team Points Earned by Championship (A) & Consolation (B) Finals Qualifiers

1.) Casey Matthews - 37 Points
1-Meter Diving - Won Championship Final/Big Ten Champion (20 Points)
3-Meter Diving - 2nd in Championship Final (17 Points)
2.) MacKenzie Tweardy - 33 Points
Platform Diving - 3rd in Championship Final (16 Points)
1-Meter Diving - 4th in Championship Final (15 Points)
3-meter Diving - 7th in Consolation Final (2 Points)
3.) Mary Beth Dunnichay - 32 Points
1-Meter Diving - 3rd in Championship Final (16 Points)
3-Meter Diving - 3rd in Championship Final (16 Points)
4.) Michelle Cabassol - 27 Points
1-Meter Diving - 5th in Championship Final (14 Points)
3-Meter Diving - 6th in Championship Final (13 Points)
T-5.) Rhiannon Sheets - 23 Points
200 Fly - 7th in A Final (12 Points)
200 Free - 8th in A Final (11 Points)
T-5.) Nika Karlina Petric - 23 Points
400 IM - 8th in A Final (11 Points)
500 Free - 3rd in B Final (6 Points)
1650 Free - 11th Overall (6 Points)
7.) Francesca Marr - 17 Points
200 Breast - 6th in A Final (13 Points)
100 Breast - 5th in B Final (4 Points)
8.) Carly Mercer - 16 Points
100 Free - Won B Final (9 Points)
50 Free - 5th in B Final (4 Points)
200 Free - 6th in B Final (3 Points)
9.) Kylie Vogel - 12 Points
50 Free - Won B Final (9 Points)
100 Fly - 6th in B Final (3 Points)
10.) Alex Todd - 6 Points
100 Fly - 4th in B Final (5 Points)
200 Fly - 8th in B Final (1 Point)
11.) Allie Davis - 4 Points
200 Free - 5th in B Final (4 Points)
T-12.) Hannah Manger - 3 Points
100 Back - 6th in B Final (3 Points)
T-12.) Lizzy Lyon - 3 Points
500 Free - 7th in B Final (2 Points)
200 Free - 8th in B Final (1 Point)

Day-by-Day Purdue Top Finishers & Notables
* -- New Purdue Season-Best Time
^ -- New Personal Season-Best Time
(A) -- NCAA Automatic Qualifying Time
(B) -- NCAA Provisional Qualifying Time
(Z) -- NCAA Zone Qualifying Score

Wednesday
800 Free Relay
Mercer, Sheets, Petric & Davis, 7:07.01* (A) - Finished 5th (28 Points); 2nd Fastest in Program History
200 Medley Relay
Manger, Marr, Vogel & Mercer, DQ due to False Start

Thursday
1-Meter Diving
Casey Matthews, 351.25* (Z) - BIG TEN CHAMPION (20 Points); NEW PROGRAM RECORD
Mary Beth Dunnichay, 333.10^ (Z) - Finished 3rd in Championship Final (16 Points); 4th Best in Program History
MacKenzie Tweardy, 329.90^ (Z) - Finished 4th in Championship Final (15 Points); 5th Best in Program History
Michelle Cabassol, 324.65^ (Z) - Finished in Championship Final (14 Points); 6th in Program History
50 Free
Kylie Vogel, 22.67* (B) - Won B Final (9 Points); 4th Fastest in Program History
Carly Mercer, 22.86 (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 5th in B Final (4 Points)
Carly Marshall, 23.05^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 7th in C Final; 9th Fastest in Program History
500 Free
Nika Karlina Petric, 4:45.05* (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 3rd in B Final (6 Points); 3rd Fastest in Program History
Lizzy Lyon, 4:47.14^ (B) - Finished 7th in B Final (2 Points); 7th Fastest in Program History
Allie Davis, 4:45.53^ (B) - Won C Final; 4th Fastest in Program History
200 IM
Meagan Lim, 2:03.15^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 33rd in Prelims; 10th Fastest in Program History
200 Free Relay
Mercer, Vogel, Li & Marshall, 1:31.00* - Finished 7th (24 Points); 4th Fastest in Program History

Friday
3-Meter Diving
Casey Matthews, 353.50 (Z) - Finished 2nd in Championship Final (17 Points)
Mary Beth Dunnichay, 345.75^ (Z) - Finished 3rd in Championship Final (16 Points); 10th Best in Program History
Michelle Cabassol, 323.05 (Z, Prelim Score) - Finished 6th in Championship Final (13 Points)
MacKenzie Tweardy, 299.20^ (Z, Prelim Score) - Finished 7th in Consolation Final (2 Points)
200 Free
Rhiannon Sheets, 1:46.03* (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in A Final (11 Points)
Carly Mercer, 1:47.63 (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 6th in B Final (3 Points)
Allie Davis, 1:47.77^ (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 5th in B Final (4 Points); 6th Fastest in Program History
Lizzy Lyon, 1:48.11^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in B Final (1 Point); 7th Fastest in Program History
100 Back
Hannah Manger, 54.73* (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 6th in B Final (3 Points); NEW PROGRAM FRESHMAN RECORD & 2nd Fastest at Purdue
Trish Regan, 55.18^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 6th in C Final (4 Points); 4th Fastest in Program History
100 Breast
Francesca Marr, 1:01.66* (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 5th in B Final (4 Points); 4th Fastest in Program History
100 Fly
Alex Todd, 53.39* (B) - Finished in 4th B Final (5 Points); NEW PROGRAM RECORD
Kylie Vogel, 53.49^ (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 6th in B Final (3 Points); 2nd Fastest in Program History
Meagan Lim, 54.50 - Finished 2nd in C Final; 6th Fastest in Program History
400 IM
Nika Karlina Petric, 4:14.58* (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in A Final (11 Points); 2nd Fastest in Program History
Madison Monteiro, 4:20.00^ - Finished 4th in C Final; 9th Fastest in Program History
Tracy Glaser, 4:24.01^ - Finished 6th in C Final
400 Medley Relay
Manger, Marr, Vogel & Hernandez, 3:39.62* -- Finished 8th (22 Points); 3rd Fastest in Program History

Saturday
100 Free
Carly Mercer, 48.91 (B) - Won B Final (9 Points)
Kylie Vogel, 49.79 (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 19th in Prelims, Scratched from C Final; 6th Fastest in Program History
1650 Free
Nika Karlina Petric, 16:23.45 (B) - Finished 11th (6 Points); 3rd Fastest in Program History
200 Back
Trish Regan, 1:58.53* (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 2nd in C Final; 3rd Fastest in Program History
Hannah Manger, 1:59.74^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 27th in Prelims; 5th Fastest in Program History
200 Breast
Francesca Marr, 2:11.82* (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 6th in A Final (13 Points); 2nd Fastest in Program History
Madison Monteiro, 2:17.86^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 6th in C Final
Tracy Glaser, 2:18.01^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in C Final
200 Fly
Rhiannon Sheets, 1:58.09* (B, Prelim Time) - Finished 7th in A Final (12 Points)
Alex Todd, 1:59.77^ (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in B Final (1 Point); 6th Fastest in Program History Platform Diving
MacKenzie Tweardy, 307.30 (Z) - Finished 3rd in Championship Final (16 Points)
400 Free Relay
Mercer, Vogel, Hernandez & Sheets, 3:19.91^ -- Finished 7th (24 Points); 5th Fastest in Program History