March 2, 2001
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue women's swim team has received its bids for the NCAA meet in Long Island, N.Y. After setting seven different varsity records at the 2001 Big Ten Women's Swimming Championships, the Boilermakers will send four team members in seven different events to the NCAA meet.
Qualifying for the first time in her college career, senior and two-time Hungarian Olympian Gyongyver Lakos received bids from the NCAA for three events. Lakos qualified in both the 100 and 200 freestyle as well as the anchor member of Purdue's 400 medley relay team.
In the 100, Lakos' school record time of 50.15 is the 30th seed out of 58 qualifiers. In the 200, her school record time of 1:48.07 is the 20th seed out of 58 qualifiers.
Junior Patricia Finnerty also qualified in three events for the first time in her college career. Also a member of the 400 medley relay team, Finnerty qualified for the 100 and 200 butterfly, as well. In the 100 fly, Finnerty's time of 55.84 is the 42nd of 51 times and her 200 time of 2:01.61 is the 31st of 36 seed times.
Sophomore Lisa Dolansky is the third member of the Boilermaker team to qualify for the NCAA meet as Purdue's representative in the 100 backstroke. Dolansky's school-record time of 54.87 is the 17th time of 38 qualifiers. On the medley relay team, she also swims the lead-off leg.
For the Boilermakers, sophomore Lindsay Lange heads to New York as a returning qualifier in the 100 breaststroke. Her school-record time of 1:02.06, is the 14th seed of 32 qualifying times. Lange is also a member of the 400 medley relay.
The Old Gold and Black will continue their NCAA training and will head to New York for the meet on March 15-18.