Purdue Swimming and Diving Takes Down Michigan State After Training Trip

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Photo Courtesy: Michael Ringor

Purdue Swimming and Diving started off the 2020 calendar year with two wins over Big Ten rival Michigan State. Five different swimmers won at least two individual events with the likes of Mallory JumpTrent PelliniClaire AbbasseNick McDowell and Nikola Acin shining for the Boilermakers.

Jump won three events in the 100 back (56.50), 200 back (2:01.93) and 100 fly (55.67) as the Purdue women beat the Spartans 187.5 – 107.5. She led 1-2-3 finishes in all three events. Abbasse took the win in both the 50 (23.92) and 100 free (51.97) as her and Jump teamed up to also win the 200 medley relay.

On the men’s side, Nikola Acin made his official semester debut for the Boilers after sitting out the fall to nurse an injury. Acin won the 50 (20.45) and 100 free (45.09) as he will be a big boost to Purdue’s relays moving forward to Big Ten’s and NCAAs. Acin also finished second in the 200 free at 1:42.60.

Trent Pellini, who lit up the pool at the Purdue Invite in November, won the 100 breast with a 56.50 and also took the 200 at 2:04.62. He currently sits fifth in Division I in the 100 breaststroke with his mid-season swim of 51.8.

McDowell took the distance double with a 4:30.99 in the 500 and 9:35.03 in the 1000.

Team Scores:

  • Men: Purdue 184, Michigan State 113
  • Women: Purdue 187.5, Michigan State 107.5
  • RESULTS

PURDUE’S TOP FINISHERS & NOTABLES

WOMEN (14 Event Victories)

  • 1-Meter Diving Emily Bretscher, 276.30 – Event Winner
  • 3-Meter Diving Emily Bretscher, 314.75 – Event Winner; Bretscher, Merriman & Vieta Finished 1-2-3
  • 50 Free Claire Abbasse, 23.92 – Event Winner; Abbasse & Kresl Finished 1-2
  • 100 Free Claire Abbasse, 51.97 – Event Winner; Abbasse, Megan Johnson, Bowen & Jule Finished 1-2-3-4
  • 200 Free Natalie Myers, 1:52.14 – Event Winner; Myers, Bowen & Haake Finished 1-2-3
  • 500 Free Gretta DeCoursey, 5:01.07 – Event Winner 1,000 Free Maddi Johnson, 10:25.38 – Finished 2nd
  • 100 Back Mallory Jump, 56.50 – Event Winner; Jump, Wrightson & Mudd Finished 1-2-3
  • 200 Back Mallory Jump, 2:01.93 – Event Winner: Jump, Mueller & Mudd Finished 1-2-3
  • 100 Breast Jinq En Phee, 1:03.17 – Event Winner
  • 200 Breast Sylvia Kobylak, 2:14.39 – Event Winner; Kobylak & Kishman Finished 1-2
  • 100 Fly Mallory Jump, 55.67 – Event Winner; Jump, Thom, Macaddino & Mueller Finished 1-2-3-4
  • 200 Fly Evan King, 2:05.44 – Finished 2nd
  • 200 IM Riley Kishman, 2:07.12 – Event Winner; Kishman & Megan Johnson Finished 1-2
  • 200 Medley Relay Mudd, Phee, Jump & Abbasse, 1:42.84 – Event Winner
  • 400 Free Relay Bowen, DeCoursey, Myers & Abbasse, 3:29.68 – Event Winner

MEN (13 Event Victories)

  • 1-Meter Diving Greg Duncan, 304.90 – Event Winner
  • 3-Meter Diving Greg Duncan, 375.35 – Event Winner
  • 50 Free Nikola Aćin, 20.45 – Event Winner; Aćin & Hrosik Finished 1-2
  • 100 Free Nikola Aćin, 45.09 – Event Winner; Aćin & Bjelajac Finished 1-2
  • 200 Free Nikola Aćin, 1:42.60 – Finished 2nd
  • 500 Free Nick McDowell, 4:30.99 – Event Winner
  • 1,000 Free Nick McDowell, 9:35.03 – Event Winner
  • 100 Back Michael Juengel, 49.55 – Event Winner; Juengel & Sherman Finished 1-2
  • 200 Back Brett Riley, 1:50.02 – Event Winner
  • 100 Breast Trent Pellini, 56.50 – Event Winner
  • 200 Breast Trent Pellini, 2:04.62 – Event Winner; Schrensky & Sherman Finished 1-2
  • 100 Fly Nathan Barsanti, 50.11 – Finished 2nd
  • 200 Fly Skyler Younkin, 1:52.68 – Finished 2nd
  • 200 IM Brett Riley, 1:50.31 – Event Winner
  • 200 Medley Relay Juengel, Pellini, Hrosik & Lawrence, 1:29.81 – Event Winner
  • 400 Free Relay Hrosik, Aćin, Bjelajac & Lawrence, 1:21.54 – Event Winner

Michigan State Release

Michigan State traveled to West Lafayette, Ind. on Friday night to take on Purdue University. The men fell to the Boilermakers, (184-113), while the women were defeated 187.5-107.5.

“Credit to Purdue they competed well. We swam really well tonight and had a pretty good meet,” said head coach Matt Gianodis. “Emma Inch has a really good meet. I thought Michael Schwers swam really well and won two events. We were really close on a few of them and we’ve got some work to do before Oakland.”

The Spartans first victory of the night was claimed by freshman Emma Inch in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:14.18, while freshman Sophia Balow came in second (10:28.15).

In the 200 freestyle, junior Aidan Farley took first place, clocking a time of 1:39.69.

Both junior Marie Dickson and Inch placed in the 200 butterfly. Dickson took first, (2:05.32), and Inch finished third (2:05.48).

The men also had two swimmers place in the 200 butterfly. Seniors Michael Schwers and Scott Piper took first and second place with times of 1:50.60 and 1:52.68, respectively.

Schwers claimed his second victory of the night in the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.50 and freshman Brad Sanford took third (50.61).

The Spartans women swept the top three spots in the 200 IM. Dickson finished in first, (2:07.57), junior Abbey Neveling took second, (2:09.10) and sophomore Kelley Heron took third, (2:12.89).

The women’s 400 freestyle relay captured the final win of the night, (3:34.56), swam by Chloe Reed, Kennedy Truex, Allie Heineman and Olivia Chick.

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