35 Boilermakers Score at Purdue Invite
Nov. 22, 2017


Scoring Breakdowns: Men / Women /// Full Meet Results / Photo Gallery

Watch: Amaltdinov Wins 200 Breast / Kitchel 200 Fly Record / Meitz Finishes Mile Record

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Headlined by six event victories, 35 Boilermakers scored in at least one individual event at swimming & diving's Purdue Invitational, which featured an elite field of 10 universities.

Kaersten Meitz led the way by sweeping the women's distance freestyle events, setting new program records in both the 500 and 1,650 free. Marat Amaltdinov (200 breaststroke), Joe Cifelli (1-meter diving), Brandon Loschiavo (platform diving) and Morgan Meixner (1-meter diving) also won events for the Boilermakers.

As one of six Boilermakers to score in three individual events, Meitz was Purdue's top scorer. The senior accounted for 57 team points via her two event victories along with a runner-up finish in the A final of the 200 free. Danielle Auckley and Taite Kitchel joined Meitz as the only Boilermakers to score in the A final (or top-eight equivalent) of three different individual events. Kitchel would have scored in four championship finals, but was scratched from the A final of the 400 individual medley Friday to focus on the 100 fly. She eclipsed the program record in the 200 fly the following night.

Trent Pellini, Emmy Rawson and Emily Bretscher also scored in three individual events. Pellini and Bretscher accomplished the feat as freshmen.

PURDUE INVITATIONAL NOTABLES
• Meitz (11) and Amaltdinov (9) lead their teams in individual event victories this season. Meitz has won the 500 free and Amaltdinov the 200 breast at every meet in which they've competed in the events this season.
James Boone was part of all five of the Boilermakers' scoring relay teams, swimming the anchor leg in all five events. Jackie Smailis and Auckley were part of four of the women's five scoring relays. They swam the first two legs on the 400 free relay team that posted the third-fastest time in program history.
• Kitchel and Meitz headlined a group of 11 Boilermakers that either joined or moved up the programs' all-time top-10 lists at the Purdue Invitational. Jinq En Phee rose to second and sixth place in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Others with notable career-best times included: Batuhan Hakan (500 free), Hanna House (100 fly), Nick McDowell (1,650 free), Natalie Mudd (100 back), Auckley (50 free), Meixner (1-meter), Loschiavo (platform) and Pellini (100 breast). Kitchel also moved up to third place in the 100 fly and fifth place in the 400 IM with career bests.
• The Purdue divers won an event on all three days of the meet. Cifelli was victorious on 1-meter Thursday, Meixner won on 1-meter Friday, and Loschiavo soared to a 134-point victory on the platforms Saturday. Meixner, Samm Reese and Bretscher teamed up to give the Boilermakers three of the top four finishers in the women's 1-meter competition, making it Purdue's top-scoring event (51 points) of the meet.

TOP SCORERS

MEN
1.) Brandon Loschiavo -- 37 Points

• Platform -- Event Winner (20 Points)
• 1-Meter -- 2nd in Final (17 Points)
2.) Marat Amaltdinov -- 34 Points
• 200 Breast -- Won A Final (20 Points)
• 100 Breast -- 5th in A Final (14 Points)
T-3.) Joe Cifelli -- 24 Points
• 1-Meter -- Event Winner (20 Points)
• 3-Meter -- 13th in Prelims (4 Points)
T-3.) Trent Pellini -- 24 Points
• 100 Breast -- 8th in A Final (11 Points)
• 100 Fly -- 8th in A Final (11 Points)
• 200 IM -- 7th in B Final (2 Points)
5.) Joe Young -- 18 Points
• 100 Back -- 7th in A Final (12 Points)
• 100 Fly -- 3rd in B Final (6 Points)
 
 
 
WOMEN
1.) Kaersten Meitz -- 57 Points

• 500 Free -- Won A Final (20 Points)
• 1650 Free -- Event Winner (20 Points)
• 200 Free -- 2nd in A Final (17 Points)
2.) Taite Kitchel -- 43 Points
• 200 Fly -- 2nd in A Final (17 Points)
• 100 Fly -- 5th in A Final (14 Points)
• 200 IM -- 7th in A Final (12 Points)
3.) Danielle Auckley -- 34 Points
• 100 Free -- 7th in A Final (12 Points)
• 50 Free -- 8th in A Final (11 Points)
• 200 Free -- 8th in A Final (11 Points)
4.) Morgan Meixner -- 33 Points
• 1-Meter -- Event Winner (20 Points)
• 3-Meter -- 6th in Final (13 Points)
5.) Emmy Rawson -- 32 Points
• 200 Fly -- 3rd in A Final (16 Points)
• 100 Fly -- 7th in A Final (12 Points)
• 200 IM -- 5th in B Final (4 Points)

TOP-SCORING EVENTS

MEN
1.) 1-Meter Diving -- 37 Points

• 2 Scorers -- Cifelli, Loschiavo
2.) 100 Breast -- 30 Points
• 3 Scorers -- Amaltdinov, Pellini, Bals
3.) 200 Breast -- 25 Points
• 2 Scorers -- Amaltdinov, Bals
4. ) 100 Fly -- 21 Points
• 3 Scorers -- Pellini, Young, Juliusson
5. ) Platform Diving -- 20 Points
• 1 Scorer -- Loschiavo
WOMEN
1.) 1-Meter Diving -- 51 Points

• 3 Scorers -- Meixner, Reese, Bretscher
T-2.) 200 Free -- 35 Points
• 4 Scorers -- Meitz, Auckley, Johnson, Heyde
T-2.) 100 Breast -- 35 Points
• 3 Scorers -- Phee, Farlow, Spalding
4.) 200 Fly -- 33 Points
• 2 Scorers -- Kitchel, Rawson
5.) 3-Meter Diving -- 32 Points
• 3 Scorers -- Meaney, Meixner, Bretscher

VICTORIOUS IN FINALS

MEN
A Final (Event Winners)

Marat Amaltdinov -- 200 Breast
Joe Cifelli -- 1-Meter Diving
Brandon Loschiavo -- Platform Diving
C Final
Michael Smith -- 200 Fly
Joe Young -- 200 Back
D Final
Hudson Bursch -- 400 IM
 
WOMEN
A Final (Event Winners)

Kaersten Meitz -- 500 and 1650 Free
Morgan Meixner -- 1-Meter Diving
B Final
Megan Johnson -- 100 Free
Jinq En Phee -- 200 Breast
C Final
Natalie Mudd -- 100 Back
D Final
Breanna Robinson -- 200 Back

PURDUE'S TOP NATIONAL AND BIG TEN RANKINGS
As of Nov. 21 via data compiled by CollegeSwimming.com

Boilermaker Event Time/Score National Rank Big Ten Rank
Brandon Loschiavo Platform 481.20 1st 1st
Steele Johnson 3-Meter 480.53 1st 1st
Kaersten Meitz 500 Free 4:36.59 2nd 1st
Kaersten Meitz 1,650 Free 15:54.41 2nd 1st
Steele Johnson 1-Meter 455.03 2nd 2nd
Marat Amaltdinov 200 Breast 1:54.27 4th 1st
Joe Cifelli 1-Meter 402.45 6th 3rd
Kaersten Meitz 200 Free 1:45.27 11th 4th
Brandon Loschiavo 1-Meter 392.35 11th 4th
Taite Kitchel 200 Fly 1:56.42 14th 2nd
Jinq En Phee 100 Breast 1:00.35 16th 3rd
Emily Meaney Platform 249.65 20th 7th
Nick McDowell 1,650 Free 15:19.08 21st 4th
Taite Kitchel 100 Fly 53.14 23rd 3rd
Marat Amaltdinov 100 Breast 54.05 24th 4th
Trent Pellini 100 Breast 54.22 29th 5th
Emmy Rawson 200 Fly 1:57.77 30th 5th
Adam Noens 400 IM 3:51.31 35th 3rd

 

 

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