Dec. 4, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio – New school records from Emily Fogle (200 breast) and Rhiannon Sheets (200 fly) highlighted the final day of the Ohio State Invitational for the Purdue swimming teams. The Purdue men finished second of four, the women third of five.
Sheets established her second new school record of the weekend, setting a new program benchmark in the 200 butterfly 24 hours after also posting a new record in the 100 fly Saturday. Fogle, meanwhile, eclipsed her own school record in the 200 breaststroke from a season ago. Including Lauren Roth’s 500 freestyle record from Friday, the Purdue women set four new individual school records this weekend.
Sheets and Fogle also won their record-setting events Sunday. Sheets eclipsed Carlene Takaki’s 200 fly record (1:58.09) from 2007 in both the morning preliminaries and again in the finals. She finished the prelims in 1:57.58 and bested that time by nearly a second with a showing of 1:56.67 to win the A final.
Fogle won the A final of the 200 breast with a time of 2:10.32, lowering her school record by a quarter of a second. She improved on her morning prelim time by four seconds.
The winning times for Sheets and Fogle were two of the nine NCAA provisional qualifying times posted by Boilers on the day.
Lyam Dias won the 200 breast with an NCAA provisional time (1:57.63) that doubled as a meet record, highlighting the final day of the three-day meet for the Purdue men. The freshman’s time ranks as the fourth fastest in program history.
Megan Gallagher also posted an individual victory Sunday, winning the 1,650 free with the third-fastest time (16:28.83) in program history.
Along with Dias, Fogle, Gallagher and Sheets, NCAA provisional qualifying times came from Lauren Gustafson (100 free), Lauren Roth (200 fly), Jan Petric (1650 free), Brian Kiel (200 back) and Eduard Galdeano (200 fly).
The Purdue women’s 400 free relay team of Sheets, Gustafson, Roth and Carly Mercer eclipsed the meet record while finishing second to Ohio State by half of a second. The quartet finished in 3:18.75, the third-fastest time in program history.
The Boilermakers will continue with their regular practice regimens but are not scheduled to compete again until mid-January. Both teams will host Michigan State Saturday, Jan. 14 for the final home dual meet of the season. Selected members of the men’s team will also travel to Dallas the weekend of Jan. 13-14 for the prestigious Classic at SMU.
#13 Ohio State, 981.5
Penn State, 815
#22 Purdue, 769.5
Notre Dame, 718
Michigan State, 311
#11 Ohio State, 1567.5
#17 Purdue, 733.5
Penn State, 629
Michigan State, 418
Purdue Winners & Notables
! - New Purdue program record time
* - Purdue season-best time
^ - Personal season-best time
(B) - NCAA provisional qualifying time
Lauren Gustafson, 49.74* (B) – Finished 4th, 15 Team Points
Carly Mercer, 50.26^ -- Finished 7th, 12 Team Points
Megan Gallagher, 16:28.83* (B) – Won Event, 20 Team Points
Courtney Tumbush, 17:04.01^ -- Finished 5th, 14 Team Points
Amy Gutwein, 17:12.06^ -- Finished 8th, 11 Team Points
Katie Guell, 17:20.57^ -- Finished 11th, 6 Team Points
Kristen Gilson, 1:58.58* -- Finished 4th, 14.5 Team Points
Colleen Drew, 1:59.91^ (prelim time) – Finished 7th, 12 Team Points
Danielle Romain, 2:00.16^ -- Finished 3rd in B Final, 6 Team Points
Amy Katz, 2:01.46^ -- Finished 5th in B Final, 4 Team Points
Emily Fogle, 2:10.32! (B) – Won Event, 20 Team Points
Megan Gallagher, 2:18.76^ (prelim time) – Finished 8th, 11 Team Points
Missy Robinson, 2:19.07^ – Finished 3rd in B Final, 6 Team Points
Ellesse Lunde, 2:19.42^ -- Won C Final
Rhiannon Sheets, 1:56.67! (B) – Won Event, 20 Team Points
Lauren Roth, 1:59.96^ (B) – Finished 4th, 15 Team Points
Sarah Boylen, 2:03.98^ -- Finished 3rd in B Final, 6 Team Points
400 Free Relay
Sheets, Gustafson, Roth & Mercer, 3:18.75* (B) – Finished 2nd, 34 Team Points
Nichols, Brolsma, York & Marshall, 3:24.50^ (B) – Finished 5th, 28 Team Points
Matt Friede, 44.35* (prelim time) – Finished 4th, 15 Team Points
Ben Wachtel, 45.18^ (prelim time) – Finished 8th, 11 Team Points
Danny Tucker, 45.38^ -- Finished 3rd in B Final, 6 Team Points
Ben Ziolkowski, 45.72 (prelim time) – Finished 7th in B Final, 2 Team Points
Jan Petric, 15:27.61* (B) – Finished 3rd, 16 Team Points
Alec LaMothe, 15:34.60^ – Finished 5th, 14 Team Points
Vinny Donnelly, 15:40.19^ – Finished 6th, 13 Team Points
Andrew Starr, 15:40.67^ – Finished 7th, 12 Team Points
Luke Trimmer, 15:55.58^ -- Finished 12th, 5 Team Points
Brian Kiel, 1:44.89* (B) – Finished 4th, 15 Team Points
Lyam Dias, 1:57.63* (B) – Won A Final, 20 Team Points
Albert Miller, 2:01.99^ (prelim time) -- Finished 6th, 13 Team Points
Wyatt Hodges, 2:05.19^ -- Finished 5th in B Final, 4 Team Points
Joe Wulf, 2:03.97 – Won C Final
Eduard Galdeano, 1:46.38* (B) – Finished 3rd, 16 Team Points
Zach Johnson, 1:49.91^ -- Finished 8th, 11 Team Points
Jacob McGough, 1:50.64^ -- Won B Final, 9 Team Points
Brendan Joyce, 1:52.71^ -- Finished 5th in B Final, 4 Team Points
Alec LaMothe, 1:52.47^ (prelim time) – Finished 6th in B Final, 3 Team Points
Corey Bandura, 1:53.93^ – Won C Final
400 Free Relay
Friede, Ziolkowski, Wachtel & Tucker, 2:58.76 (B) – Finished 2nd, 34 Team Points
B. Johnson, Pashley, Z. Johnson & Bandura, 3:06.74^ -- Finished 10th, 22 Team Points