DUAL MEET INFORMATION
No. 16 Purdue Women host Iowa
No. 23 Purdue Men host Iowa
Friday, Nov. 3 at 5 p.m. ET
Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center / West Lafayette, Indiana
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue swimming & diving teams' final dual meet of the fall doubles as their first action of the season against a Big Ten Conference rival as Iowa visits the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center for another Friday dual.
The traditional 16-event dual begins at 5 p.m. ET. Free pizza will be available for Purdue students beginning at 4 p.m. as part of the Boiler Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's annual blackout meet. All fans are encouraged to wear black to the Burke Aquatic Center. The first 300 fans in attendance of all ages will receive a free Purdue Shammy towel.
The Iowa women will be competing at the Burke Aquatic Center for the third consecutive season. The Boilermakers made a trip to Iowa City in November 2011 to have a look at Iowa's new aquatic center in advance of both Big Ten Championships meets being held there later that season. But the Hawkeyes didn't become a regular opponent on Purdue's schedule again until the fall of the 2015-16 season, when they returned the trip to West Lafayette. Last year's co-ed meet in Iowa City was a triple dual that also featured Missouri State, an opponent that will be among those competing at the Purdue Invitational later this month (Nov. 16-18). The Iowa women then returned to West Lafayette for the Big Ten Championships in February.
PERSONAL SEASON-BEST TIMES LAST WEEKEND
Despite coming up short in the team scoring on both sides of the co-ed dual with nationally ranked Notre Dame last Friday, a number of Purdue swimmers posted personal season-best times that also ranked among the top five on the team. A good portion of the Boilermakers' fall training is geared toward the Purdue Invitational, a three-day meet that should produce a large percentage of the teams' top times until the championship portion of the season begins in February.
Danielle Auckley (50 and 100 free), Batuhan Hakan (500 free), Taite Kitchel (200 fly), Kaersten Meitz (200 and 1,000 free) and Adam Noens (100 back, 200 IM) led the way, with their top times also ranking as the best on the team early this season. Nick McDowell did likewise in the mile, posting a B Cut time in the Purdue men's first opportunity to compete in the event this season.
More notable personal season bests were established by...
Women: Alex Clarke (200 IM), Cady Farlow (100 breast), Roxy Griffore (50 free), Rachel Ho (200 IM), Megan Johnson (200 free), Riley Kishman (200 free), Kate May (200 fly), Brenna Morgan (100 free), Natalie Mudd (100 back), Samm Reese (3-meter) and Cassidy Sampson (100 back).
Men: Chris Bals (100 and 200 breast), Tim Barth (100 back), Hudson Bursch (1,650 free, 200 fly), Joe Cifelli (3-meter), Alex Close (200 fly), Gabi Gomez-Treig (50 and 100 free), Erik Juliusson (100 fly), Brandon Loschiavo (1-meter and 3-meter), Trent Pellini (100 breast), Jake Thomas (200 back), Hakan (200 free) and McDowell (500 free).
INDIVIDUAL EVENT WINNERS IN IOWA CITY LAST SEASON
Women: Kaersten Meitz (200, 500 and 1,000 free), Maddie Barta (200 back), Emily Meaney (1-meter) and Jackie Smailis (100 back). Meitz and Smailis also contributed to the victorious 400 free relay team.
Men: Marat Amaltdinov (100 and 200 breast), Steele Johnson (1-meter and 3-meter) and Nick McDowell (1,000 free).
WON INDIVIDUAL EVENTS IN IOWA'S LAST VISIT
Women: Kaersten Meitz (200 free), Samm Reese (3-meter), Maddie Barta (200 back) and Breanna Robinson (100 back). Meitz and Robinson also contributed to the victorious 400 free relay.
Men: Marat Amaltdinov (100 and 200 breast), Joe Cifelli (1-meter and 3-meter) and Erik Juliusson (200 IM).
INDIVIDUAL TOP-30 NATIONAL RANKINGS (VIA COLLEGESWIMMING.COM)
Steele Johnson: 1st on 1-meter (455. 03), 1st on 3-meter (480.53)
Marat Amaltdinov: 1st in 200 breast (1:57.01), 8th in 100 breast (54.32)
Kaersten Meitz: 4th in 1,000 free (9:42.34), 12th in 500 free (4:45.04), 14th in 200 free (1:46.89)
Nick McDowell: 4th in 1,650 free (15:29.62)
Taite Kitchel: 17th in 200 fly (1:59.10)
Adam Noens: 17th in 400 IM (3:53.69), 27th in 200 IM (1:49.35)
Brandon Loschiavo: 19th on 1-meter (361.35)
Jinq En Phee: 22nd in 100 breast (1:02.44)
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