Dec. 2, 2011
Results: Prelims | Finals >>> Team Scores & Purdue Highlights
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Highlighted by a new school-record time from Lauren Roth in the 500 freestyle, the Purdue swimming teams opened the three-day Ohio State Invitational with a host of new season-best times. The Purdue men and women both stand in second place behind the host Buckeyes.
Roth posted the lone individual victory of the night by a Boiler and did so in impressive fashion. She finished the 500 free in 4:42.12, eclipsing Caitlin Hamilton's school record of 4:43.07 from the 2011 Big Ten Championships. Roth's time was one of four NCAA provisional qualifying times posted by Boilers.
On the men's side, Brian Kiel (1:48.35) and Lyam Dias (1:48.83) finished back-to-back in the 200 IM and in the process registered NCAA provisional qualifying marks.
Lauren Gustafson's time of 22.90 in the 50 free was not only an NCAA provisional qualifier but also the third fastest time in program history. Gustafson also swam the anchor leg on both top-finishing relays, teaming with Carly Mercer, Lauren Nichols and Rhiannon Sheets on the 200 free relay (1:30.60) and Amy Katz, Emily Fogle and Sheets on the 400 medley relay (3:39.33). Both quartets finished with NCAA provisional qualifying times that doubled as the second-fastest times in those events in program history. The 200 free foursome won the event.
The men also excelled in the relays and posted NCAA provisional qualifying times. The 200 free relay team of Ben Ziokowski, Matt Friede, Danny Tucker and Ben Wachtel improved on its time from the Nov. 5 dual win against Northwestern, lowering the fourth-fastest time in program history to 1:19.71. They finished second to an OSU foursome that set a new meet record of 1:18.57.
The 400 medley relay quartet of Kiel, Albert Miller, G. Daniel Michael and Friede finished with a time of 3:16.79 that was also an NCAA provisional qualifier.
Individually, Friede and Tucker matched Kiel and Dias by finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 50 free.
The Ohio State Invitational continues Saturday with preliminaries at 10 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m. Events on the schedule includes: 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 200 medley relay and 800 free relay.
#13 Ohio State, 280
#22 Purdue, 240
Penn State, 221
Notre Dame, 182
Michigan State, 78
#11 Ohio State, 395
#17 Purdue, 248
Penn State, 173
Michigan State, 121
Purdue Winners & Notables
! - New Purdue program record time
* - Purdue season-best time
^ - Personal season-best time
(B) - NCAA provisional qualifying time
Lauren Gustafson, 22.90* (B) - Finished 4th, 15 Team Points
Carly Mercer, 23.03^ (swim-off time) -- Finished 5th, 14 Team Points
Lauren Nichols, 23.05^ -- Finished 6th, 13 Team Points
Rhiannon Sheets, 23.12^ (swim-off time) -- Won B Final, 9 Team Points
Carly Marshall, 23.77^ -- Finished 7th in B Final, 2 Team Points
Lauren Roth, 4:42.12! (B) - 20 Team Points
Colleen Drew, 4:48.20^ -- Finished 4th, 15 Team Points
Megan Gallagher, 4:50.42^ - Finished 6th, 13 Team Points
Courtney Tumbush, 4:57.45^ -- Finished 7th in B Final, 2 Team Points
Kristen Gilson, 4:53.12^ -- Won C Final
Emily Fogle, 2:01.60* (prelim time) - Finished 6th, 13 Team Points
Amy Katz, 2:05.03^ -- Finished 5th in B Final, 4 Team Points
200 Free Relay
Mercer, Nichols, Sheets & Gustafson, 1:30.60* (B) - 40 Team Points
Marshall, Li, Vogel & Bogert, 1:34.07^ -- Finished 6th, 26 Team Points
400 Medley Relay
Katz, Fogle, Sheets & Gustafson, 3:39.33* (B) - Finished 3rd, 32 Team Points
Romain, McIlrath, Todd & Mercer, 3:46.84^ -- Finished 8th, 22 Team Points
Matt Friede, 20.22* (prelim time) - Finished 4th, 15 Team Points
Danny Tucker, 20.43^ -- Finished 5th, 14 Team Points
Ben Ziolkowski, 20.39 (prelim time) - Finished 6th, 13 Team Points
Ben Wachtel, 20.64 - Finished 8th, 11 Team Points
Chuck Destro, 20.83^ -- Finished 4th in B Final, 5 Team Points
Steven Ung, 20.96^ -- Finished 8th in B Final, 1 Team Point
Alec LaMothe, 4:26.53* -- Finished 6th, 13 Team Points
Jan Petric, 4:26.54^ -- Finished 7th, 12 Team Points
Manuel Gutierrez, 4:28.33^ -- Finished 3d in B Final, 6 Team Points
Andrew Starr, 4:30.54^ -- Finished 4th in B Final, 5 Team Points
Luke Trimmer, 4:33.08^ -- Finished 6th in B Final, 3 Team Points
Brian Kiel, 1:48.35* (B) - Finished 4th, 15 Team Points
Lyam Dias, 1:48.83^ (B) - Finished 5th, 14 Team Points
Jacob McGough, 1:50.39^ -- Finished 2nd in B Final, 7 Team Points
200 Free Relay
Ziolkowski, Friede, Tucker & Wachtel, 1:19.71* (B) - Finished 2nd, 34 Team Points
Ung, Destro, Pashley & Wimmer, 1:21.73^ -- Finished 6th, 26 Team Points
400 Medley Relay
Kiel, Miller, Michael & Friede, 3:16.79* (B) - Finished 5th, 30 Team Points
Ung, Dias, Joyce & Wachtel, 3:22.57^ -- Finished 9th, 24 Team Points