Nikola Acin Sets School Record 19.31 in 50 Free at Purdue Invite

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Nikola Acin; Photo Courtesy: NCAA Media

Nikola Acin Sets School Record 19.31 in 50 Free at Purdue Invite

Nikola Acin set a Purdue school record with a time of 19.31 seconds in the men’s 50 freestyle at the Purdue Invite on Thursday.

Acin’s time is an NCAA B cut. He undercut the school record set in 2009 by Andre Langenfeld (19.34). Second in the race was teammate Brady Samuels in 19.58, the fifth-fastest time in program history. They were two of four B cuts in the event, with Purdue’s Ryan Hrosik going 19.69 and Northwestern’s Federico Burdisso going 19.78, the Italian Olympian winning the B final.

Purdue leads Louisville in the men’s tournament by 17 points. Northwestern leads the Cardinals in the women’s event.

Purdue Invite Day 1 scores

Men

  1. Purdue 266
  2. Louisville 249
  3. Northwestern 183
  4. Missouri State 121
  5. Navy 97
  6. McKendree 84

Women

  1. Northwestern 262
  2. Louisville 230
  3. Florida International 180
  4. Purdue 147
  5. Missouri State 119
  6. McKendree 56
  7. Illinois State 29
  8. Indiana State 1

The Boilermakers were just .05 shy of an NCAA A cut in the men’s 200 free relay, the squad of Samuels, Hrosik, Idris Muhammad and Acin going 1:17.12. Acin split 18.66 off the end.

Connor Lamastra led five B cuts in the 500 free, the Northwestern swimmer going 4:18.38 to win. Louisville’s Gustavo Saldo was second in 4:19.30. Daniel Sos of Louisville claimed the 200 IM in 1:44.28, just .12 ahead of Purdue’s Nick Sherman. Louisville won the 400 medley relay via Mitchell Whyte, Evgenii Somov, Neal Morsi and Michael Eastman.

Missouri State’s Anna Miller won the women’s 50 free in 22.13 seconds. That’s an NCAA B cut, a Missouri State record and a Missouri Valley Conference record. Second was Louisville’s Gabi Albiero in 22.25, followed by Maddie Smith of Northwestern in 22.36. The top six in the event tallied NCAA B cuts.

Lola Mull of Northwestern won the 500 free in 4:43.89, an NCAA B cut. Seven swimmers nabbed B cuts in the women’s 200 IM, led by Abby Hay of Louisville in 1:57.00. Tara Vovk of Northwestern (1:57.76) was second. Louisville’s Duda Sumida won the B final in 1:58.73, the fourth-fastest time of the day.

Louisville won both women’s relays, the 200 free going 1:29.31 and the 400 medley clocking in at 3:32.64. The latter is an NCAA B cut.

Purdue’s Emily Pfeiffer won 3-mter diving with a score of 362.75 ahead of FIU’s Mandy Song. The Boilermakers went 1-2 in the men’s 1-meter via Jordan Rzepka (398.40) and Gregory Duncan (385.05), nearly 60 points clear of the chasers.