Sheets Sets New 100 Fly Record on Day Two of Ohio State Invitational

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Amy Katz's 100 back time of 55.28 was the 4th fastest in program history.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Amy Katz's 100 back time of 55.28 was the 4th fastest in program history.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Dec. 3, 2011


Results: Prelims | Finals | Time Trials >>> Team Scores & Purdue Highlights

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new school-record time was established by Purdue women's swimming for the second day in a row, this time by Rhiannon Sheets in the 100 butterfly, highlighting day two of the Ohio State Invitational Saturday. The Purdue men remained in second place while the women will enter the final day of the three-day meet in third place.

Sheets bested the program-record time in the 100 fly, previously set by Katie Beck (54.26) in 2009, twice on the day. Sheets finished second in the morning preliminaries with a time of 54.02 and then won the A final with a mark of 53.80. It was one of six individual NCAA provisional qualifying times posted on the day by Boilers.

Lauren Roth, who set a new program record while winning the 500 freestyle Friday, captured another event Saturday when she won the 200 free with a time of 1:46.90. She was one of six Purdue women to score in the event. Colleen Drew won the B final of the same event as one of five Boilers to swim in that heat.

Emily Fogle also won the 100 breast with an NCAA provisional qualifying time. Meanwhile, Amy Katz's time of 55.28 while winning the B final of the 100 back was good for the fourth-fastest time in program history.

NCAA provisional qualifying times from Albert Miller (100 breast), Jan Petric (400 IM) and Brian Kiel (400 IM) highlighted the day for the Purdue men. Miller's second-place finish in the 100 breast was the top individual showing of the day. Zach Johnson (B, 100 fly), Wyatt Hodges (C, 100 breast) and Tyler Gertz (C, 100 back) won their heat finals Saturday evening.

For the second day in a row, Sheets also swam on each of Purdue's top-finishing relays. She swam the leadoff leg on the victorious 800 free relay and the butterfly leg on the 200 medley relay quartet that took third. Both foursomes posted NCAA provisional qualifying times. Roth, Drew & Carly Mercer joined sheets on the 800 free relay and Katz, Fogle and Lauren Gustafson did their part on the 200 medley relay.

The men's top-finishing relays also finished with NCAA provisional times. Chuck Destro, Miller, G. Daniel Michael and Matt Friede teamed up for the 200 medley relay quartet that took third. Friede, Alec LaMothe, Manuel Gutierrez and Ben Wachtel were grouped together for the 800 free relay that did likewise.

The Ohio State Invitational concludes Sunday with preliminaries at 9 a.m. and finals at 3 p.m. Scheduled events for the final day of the meet includes: the 1,650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and the 400 free relay.

Team Scores
Men

#11 Ohio State, 1075.5
#17 Purdue, 484.5
Penn State, 472
Michigan State, 305

Women
#13 Ohio State, 740
Penn State, 574
#22 Purdue, 498
Notre Dame, 496
Michigan State, 240

Purdue Winners & Notables
! - New Purdue program record time
* - Purdue season-best time
^ - Personal season-best time
(B) - NCAA provisional qualifying time

Men
200 Free

Matt Friede, 1:38.42* (prelim time) - Finished 6th, 13 Team Points
Ben Wachtel, 1:39.25 (prelim time) - Finished 8th, 11 Team Points
Manuel Gutierrez, 1:39.37^ -- Finished 3rd in B Final, 6 Team Points
Alec LaMothe, 1:39.39^ (prelim time) - Finished 4th in B Final, 5 Team Points
Noah Pashley, 1:41.70^ (prelim time) - Finished 8th in B Final, 1 Team Point
100 Back
Chuck Destro, 50.23^ (prelim time) - Finished Sixth in B Final, 3 Team Points
Tyler Gertz, 50.14^ -- Won C Final
100 Breast
Albert Miller, 54.57* (B, prelim time) - Finished 2nd, 16.5 Team Points
Lyam Dias, 56.68^ -- Finished 3rd in B Final, 6 Team Points
Wyatt Hodges, 57.13^ -- Won C Final
100 Fly
Zach Johnson, 49.15* -- Won B Final, 9 Team Points
Eduard Galdeano, 49.47^ (prelim time) - Finished 3rd in B Final, 6 Team Points
Jimmy Brooks, 49.58^ (prelim time) - Finished 8th in B Final, 1 Team Point
400 IM
Jan Petric, 3:54.08* (B) - Finished 4th, 15 Team Points
Brian Kiel, 3:54.77^ (B, prelim time) - Finished 7th, 12 Team Points
Lyam Dias, 3:55.74^ -- Finished 2nd in B Final, 7 Team Points
Jacob McGough, 3:58. 54^ -- Finished 4th in B Final, 5 Team Points
200 Medley Relay
Destro, Miller, Michael & Friede, 1:29.33* (B) - Finished 3rd, 32 Team Points
Ung, Hodges, Brooks & Ziolkowski, 1:31.39^ -- Finished 9th, 24 Team Points
800 Free Relay
Friede, LaMothe, Gutierrez & Wachtel, 6:37.16* (B) - Finished 3rd, 32 Team Points
Petric, Kiel, Starr & Trimmer, 6:41.09^ (B) - Finished 5th, 28 Team Points

Women
200 Free

Lauren Roth, 1:46.90* (B) - Won A Final, 20 Team Points
Colleen Drew, 1:49.65^ -- Won B Final, 9 Team Points
Carly Mercer, 1:50.15^ -- Finished 2nd in B Final, 7 Team Points
Lauren Gustafson, 1:51.11^ (prelim time) - Finished 5th in B Final, 4 Team Points
Carly Marshall, 1:51.54^ (prelim time) - Finished 6th in B Final, 3 Team Points
Nora Brolsma, 1:51.97^ (prelim time) - Finished 7th in B Final, 2 Team Points
100 Back
Danielle Romain, 55.51^ -- Finished 7th, 12 Team Points
Amy Katz, 55.28* -- Won B Final, 9 Team Points
Kristen Gilson, 56.18^ -- Finished 4th in B Final, 5 Team Points
100 Breast
Emily Fogle, 1:00.60* (B, prelim time) - Won A Final, 20 Team Points
Emily McIlrath, 1:03.22^ -- Finished 3rd in B Final, 6 Team Points
Missy Robinson, 1:03.65^ -- Finished 4th in B Final, 5 Team Points
Ellesse Lunde, 1:05.27^ -- Finished 8th in B Final, 1 Team Point
100 Fly
Rhiannon Sheets, 53.80! (B) - Won A Final, 20 Team Points
Alex Todd, 55.45^ -- Finished 2nd in B Final, 7 Team Points
Sarah Boylen, 56.66^ (prelim time) - Finished 8th in B Final, 1 Team Point
400 IM
Megan Gallagher, 4:24.14* -- Finished 7th in B Final, 2 Team Points
Courtney Tumbush, 4:25.01^ (prelim time) - Finished 8th in B Final, 1 Team Point
200 Medley Relay
Katz, Fogle, Sheets & Gustafson, 1:40.34* (B) - Finished 3rd, 32 Team Points
Romain, McIlrath, Vogel & Nichols, 1:43.57^ -- Finished 8th, 24 Team Points
800 Free Relay
Sheets, Roth, Drew & Mercer, 7:15.39* (B) - Won Event, 40 Team Points
Gilson, Gustafson, Marshall & Gallagher, 7:25.34^ -- Finished 5th, 28 Team Points