Boilermakers excel at Indiana Senior State, Qualify for Nationals

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Megan Gallagher was Purdue's top individual scorer at the Indiana Senior State meet after finishing among the top eight in six different events.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Megan Gallagher was Purdue's top individual scorer at the Indiana Senior State meet after finishing among the top eight in six different events.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

July 22, 2013


Indiana Senior State Results | U.S. Open Info | U.S. Open Qualifying Times

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Carly Mercer and Rhiannon Sheets were event winners as selected members of Purdue women's swimming competed at the Indiana Senior State meet over the weekend.

Hosted by the Boilermaker Aquatics club team, the Boilermaker Aquatic Center served as the site of the four-day, eight-session Indiana Senior State meet Thursday through Sunday (July 18-21). Mercer (100 free and 200 IM) was a two-time individual winners and swam on the victorious 400 freestyle relay with Purdue teammates Carly Marshall, Kylie Vogel and Sheets at the long course (50-meter pool lengths) meet.

A number of Purdue swimmers had already achieved their U.S. Open qualifying times, but this weekend served as a last chance. The 2013 U.S. Open is set for July 30-Aug. 3 in Irvine, Calif. Lizzy Lyon, Alex Todd, Mercer, Sheets and Vogel will represent the Purdue women and Boilermaker Aquatics at the meet. Allie Davis also qualified with her Neptunes club team in California.

Mercer posted new long course school records in the 100 free (55.85) and 200 IM (2:18.52) while winning the events. Vogel's 50-meter split (26.22) on the leadoff leg of the 200 free relay represented another Purdue LCM record.

Megan Gallagher was the top individual scorer for the Purdue women, after finishing third overall in the 800 free and qualifying for the A final of five other events.

Sheets won the 200 free and was the runner-up in the 200 fly.

Notable Times & Finishes Among Purdue Swimmers at Indiana Senior State
July 18-21 at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

50 Free
Carly Mercer, 26.27 - Finished 2nd in A Final
Kylie Vogel, 26.58 - Finished 4th in A Final
Rhiannon Sheets, 27.25 - Finished 6th in B Final
Carly Marshall, 27.26 (Prelim Time) - Finished 7th in B Final
100 Free
Carly Mercer, 55.85 - Event Winner
Rhiannon Sheets, 57.37 - Finished 3rd in A Final
Kylie Vogel, 58.16 - Won B Final
200 Free
Rhiannon Sheets, 2:04.33 - Event Winner
Megan Gallagher, 2:06.42 (Prelim Time) - Finished 8th in A Final
Carly Mercer, 2:05.21 (Prelim Time) - Did Not Race in Finals
400 Free
Megan Gallagher, 4:21.07 - Finished 3rd in A Final
Lizzy Lyon, 4:25.88 - Finished 2nd in B Final
800 Free
Megan Gallagher, 8:54.06 - Finished 3rd Overall
100 Back
Brittany Fozkos, 1:05.92 - Finished 4th in B Final
100 Breast
Megan Gallagher, 1:14.11 (Prelim Time) - Finished 7th in A Final
200 Breast
Megan Gallagher, 2:39.66 (Prelim Time) - Finished 3rd in A Final
200 Fly
Rhiannon Sheets, 2:14.36 - Finished 2nd in A Final
200 IM
Carly Mercer, 2:18.52 - Event Winner
Lizzy Lyon, 2:26.63 - Finished 5th in B Final
400 IM
Megan Gallagher, 4:57.88 (Prelim Time) - Finished 5th in A Final
Lizzy Lyon, 4:59.33 (Prelim Time) - Finished 6th in A Final
200 Free Relay
Vogel, Marshall, Mercer & Sheets, 1:45.28 - Finished 2nd
Vogel opening 50 split of 26.22 for new Purdue LCM Record
400 Free Relay
Mercer, Marshall, Vogel & Sheets, 3:51.43 - Event Winner
800 Free Relay
Mercer, Sheets, Gallagher & Marshall, 8:29.00 - Finished 3rd
200 Medley Relay
Fozkos, Gallagher, Vogel & Mercer, 1:57.46 - Finished 2nd