The Hoosiers aren’t the only team in Indiana having a very good fall of recruiting so far. The women of Purdue are also off to a great start, especially after adding a verbal commitment late this week from Abby Jagdfeld of the Waukesha Express in Wisconsin, according to her head coach Blaine Carlson.
Jagdfeld is a rangy freestyler, but primarily is one of these new-look freestylers who goes 100-500 at their best.
She’s been 50.54 in the 100 yard free, 1:47.67 in the 200 yard free, and 4:48.69 in the 500 yard free. That should immediately put her on at least the 400 and 800 free relays, with a chance at swimming either medley and the 200 free relay (she’s flat-started 23.8 in the 50) as well.
As a junior at Waukesha High School, Jagdfeld won three Wisconsin Division I (the big schools) state titles. That was the 100 free, leading off the 200 free relay, and in the 200 free, where she broke the State Record.
In long course she’s a star as well; she was a 2:02.5 in the 200 free in the summer between her sophomore and junior seasons. She basically matched that time last summer at the NCSA Summer championship meet.
She will have at least one year of overlap with Rhi Sheets, one of the stars from Purdue’s team last year, and they could be half of some pretty good relays.