Kevin Houseman A Cut, Brady Samuels Record Wraps up Purdue Invite

Kevin Houseman; Photo Courtesy: FINA / Budapest 2019

Kevin Houseman A Cut, Brady Samuels Record Wraps up Purdue Invite

Brady Samuels of Purdue set a program record to wrap up the final two days of the Purdue Invite, which wrapped up Saturday.

Samuels went 45.66 in the 100 butterfly, setting the Purdue record. Andrew Legenfeld had held the program record at 46.15 seconds dating to 2009. (Lagenfeld also lost his 50 free record to Nikola Acin earlier in the Purdue Invite.)

He also outdueled Northwestern Olympian Federico Burdisso in 46.04. Both are NCAA B cuts, as it third-placed Liam Walker (47.43) and B final winner Michael Juengel (47.28), both of Purdue.

Samuels also set the Purdue freshman record in the 100 backstroke at 46.68 seconds. He finished second in that event to Louisville’s Mitchell Whyte (46.20). Samuels took second in the 100 free in 42.93, second to Acin (42.69).

Samuels, Acin, Nick Sherman and Keelan Hart helped Purdue win the 400 free relay in an NCAA B cut of 2:51.18, just .19 off the A standard. Louisville was second. The Boilermakers got the win in the men’s team standings over a shorthanded Louisville, while Northwestern topped Louisville on the women’s side.

Purdue Invite Team Scores


  1. Purdue 902.5
  2. Louisville 768
  3. Northwestern 709
  4. Missouri State 368
  5. Navy 358
  6. McKendree 309.5


  1. Northwestern 907.5
  2. Louisville 786.5
  3. FIU 610
  4. Purdue 500
  5. Missouri State 375
  6. Illinois State 192
  7. McKendree 143
  8. Indiana State 1

The only Burke Aquatic Center record of the meet went to Northwestern’s Kevin Houseman, who turned in an A cut of 51.33 in the 100 breaststroke. His time was an NCAA A cut and three seconds quicker than his prelims swim.

He also outswam Louisville star Evgenii Somov, who was second in 52.52. Somov would win the 200 breast in 1:54.91, an NCAA B cut. Coleman Modglin was second, and 400 IM winner Daniel Sos was fourth with Houseman fifth.

Houseman also helped Northwestern make history by taking down a Matt Grevers era record from 2007 in the 200 medley relay. The team of Manu Martos Bacarizo, Houseman, Burdisso and Andrew Zhang clocked in at 1:24.68 to beat Louisville by a half-second and undercut the record of 1:25.14. The time is an NCAA B cut.

Burdisso was also second in the 200 fly, trailing Northwestern teammate Connor Lamastra, who took third in the 200 free. Lamastra’s time of 1:41.70 took down Burdisso’s school record from 2020.

Louisville grabbed the only relay A cut of the last two days of the meet in the 400 free relay. The team of Gabi Albiero, Arina Openysheva, Paige Hetrick and Tristen Ulett went 3:14.15 to get .35 under the auto standard.

Albiero won the 100 fly with Ulett second, then was second in the 200 fly. Openysheva won the 100 and 200 free, Emma Lepisova swept the backstroke events and Abby Hay won the 400 IM and 200 butterfly.

For Louisville’s men, Whyte won the 200 back in 1:42.65 to go with the 100 back title. Colton Paulson and Gustavo Saldo went 1-2 in the 200 free.

Hannah Brunzell of Northwestern won the 200 breast in 2:08.19 and was second in the 100 breast. Tara Vovk claimed the 100 breast, an event that featured nine NCAA B cuts. Lola Mull won the women’s mile.

Missouri State’s Dylan Moffatt won the men’s 1,650 in 15:09.94, an NCAA B cut. Anna Miller was second in the 100 free after winning the 50 free on day 1.

Navy’s Garrett McGovern led the Midshipmen by finishing second in the men’s mile in a B cut of 15:17.95. He was also sixth in the 500 free.

Florida International broke four school records, including in the women’s 200 medley relay. Christie Chue, who was on that relay, set both breaststroke records in prelims, then lowered them in finals. She landed second in the 200 breast, going 2:08.66, and fourth in the 100 at 59.88. The women’s 100 fly mark changed hands twice, with Julia Miranda tying the mark in prelims at 53.02, then Stephanie Hussey taking it in finals by finishing third in 52.85. (Miranda was fifth in 53.09). Both are NCAA B cuts.

McKendree’s Filipe Pinheiro set a school record of 53.21 in the 100 breaststroke. The Division II outfit set 29 NCAA B cuts and one A cut, belong to Jack Lustig in the 200 fly (1:44.72). Lustig was third in that event, as was Pinheiro in the 100 breast.