Nov. 5, 2011
**Due To Timing Issues, All Times Are Unofficial. Check Back Saturday For Official Results**
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – On the strength of 13 individual victories, the Purdue men’s swimming team topped the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 184-113, in a Friday dual meet at Boilmaker Aquatic Center.
Picking up victories for the Irish was freshman Jimmy McEldrew (1,650 free) and sophomore Frankie Dyer (200 free and 100 fly). Dyer continued his impressive fall, posting a NCAA B-cut time (1:37.77) in the 200 free.
The Irish (3-2) return to action on Saturday as they head to Valparaiso, Ind., for a 12 p.m. meet with the Valparaiso Crusaders.
The Boilermakers picked up the top two spots in the 1-meter dive with Alex Back (317.93) and Jimmy Page (296.55) outdistancing Notre Dame’s Nick Nemetz (289.65), who finished third. Ryan Koter finished fifth with 285.38 points.
Purdue took the top two spots in the 3-meter dive with Notre Dame claiming fourth and fifth. Nemetz (315.08) placed fourth, while Michael Kreft (306.98) finished fifth.
200 Medley Relay
Host Purdue opened up the meet with a strong showing in the 200 medley relay, taking the top two spots. The team of Petar Petrovic, Cameron Miller, Frankie Dyer and Kevin Overholt claimed third in 1:31.18. The Boilermakers took the top two spots in times of 1:30.01 and 1:31.02, respectively.
Freshman Jimmy McEldrew took over first about a third of the way through the race and extended his lead throughout, winning the 1,650 free by just over five seconds in 15:41.07. Kevin Hughes picked up a point for the Irish, finishing fifth in 16:01.91. The Boilermakers claimed spots two, three and four.
Frankie Dyer continued his impressive sophomore campaign in the 200 free, winning the event in a NCAA B-cut time of 1:37.77. The Loudonville, N.Y., native led throughout and turned in a blistering 24.98 after the final turn to win the event by .55 seconds.
Purdue took the top two spots in the 100 back, in times of 49.84 and 50.42. Petrovic was the first Irish swimmer to touch the pad, doing so in 50.45.
The Boilermakers’ Albert Miller led throughout in the 100 breast, winning the event in 55.83. Notre Dame’s Chris Johnson picked up a second-place finish in 56.08, with Cameron Miller closely behind in third in 56.95. Sophomore Colin Babcock also picked up a point for Notre Dame, placing fifth in 57.05.
Purdue claimed spots one and five in the 200 fly, and Notre Dame took the three spots in the middle with Bill Bass, John Williamson and Tylor Gauger all finishing within 1.5 seconds of each other. Bass (1:51.79), Williamson (1:52.17) and Gauger (1:53.09) were behind the winner Eddie Galdeano, who finished in 1:50.40 to pick up nine points.
Purdue dominated the standings of the 50 free, claiming the top three spots with times of 20.01, 20.06 and 20.11, respectively. All three times were NCAA B-cut worthy. Purdue actually had the fourth-place finisher, who also swam a NCAA B-cut time, but only three swimmers per team are allowed to score per event. Scoring two and one points for the Irish were Kevin Overholt (5th, 20.56) and Kevin Rahill (6th, 21.47).
The Boilermakers again took the top three spots, as Danny Tucker (45.09), Ben Wachtel (45.33) and Matt Friede (45.75) all finished in the 45 second range. Kevin Overholt and John McGinley were the first Irish swimmers to touch the wall in 46.70 and 47.00, respectively.
The Boilermakers finished first and second in the 200 back as Brian Kiel (1:48.90) and Tyler Gertz (1:49.65) gave Purdue 13 points. Notre Dame took the final three scoring spots as Jimmy McEldrew (1:50.00), Bertie Nel (1:52.86) and Petrovic (1:54.37) took the final six points.
Purdue’s Lyam Chalifoux came from behind to take the top spot in the 200 breast in 2:03.80. Notre Dame’s Cameron Miller led through the first lap, but couldn’t hold on, settling for second in 2:05.06. Freshman Zach Stephens (2:05.41) and junior Chris Johnson (2:06.39) took third and fourth, respectively.
Purdue took the top three spots in the 500 free, led by Alec La Mothe (4:33.61). Freshman Kevin Hughes (4:38.35) finished fourth to pace the Irish. Freshman John Williamson took the final scoring spot, placing sixth in 4:42.11.
Dyer picked up his second win of the evening, claiming the 100 fly in 49.60. After the first lap Dyer trailed by .07, but turned it on the second lap to win by .44 seconds. Junior Bill Bass (50.78) claimed fifth and a point.
The Boilermakers took the top two spots in the 400 IM in 4:02.42 and 4:05.33. Notre Dame’s Patrick Olson finished third in 4:05.47, and Babcock (4:07.32) picked up one point, finishing sixth.
400 Free Relay
Purdue exhibitioned their relay teams with the final score already decided, allowing the Irish to pick up the top three spots. The team of Marshall Sherman, Mason Weber, Broderick Kelley and Kevin Hughes would have still claimed second even with the Boilermaker times factored in.