For the 2nd straight day, Purdue senior Allie Davis has broken a Purdue School Record, only this time, a teammate didn’t come along two heats later to break it.
Davis swam a 1:44.93 in the women’s 200 free prelims, which beats the record set last year by the now-graduated Rhi Sheets of 1:45.16. Davis, who tends toward the longer freestyle events, showed early speed and aggressiveness by splitting 50.90 in her first 100 yards.
On Friday, Davis broke the 500 free school record as well, but then teammate Kaersten Meitz broke it two heats later.
Davis’ time in the 200 free would’ve been fast enough to qualify for the B Final at last year’s NCAA Championship meet.
While Davis was easily the top qualifier in the 200 free on Saturday, she still wasn’t allow in breaking Boilermaker records. Her redshirt senior teammate Emily Fogle qualified 1st in prelims of the women’s 100 breaststroke with a 58.88, which sliced half-a-second off of her own school record. That’s a school record done back in 2012, when Fogle was one of the fastest-rising breaststrokers in the country as a sophomore.
Fogle is the second swimmer in the country under 59 seconds so far this season, following Stanford senior Sarah Haase, the defending NCAA Champion, who swam 58.27 on Friday evening at Texas A&M.
With just two A-finalists from last year’s NCAA Championship meet, this year’s race is wide open. Fogle placed just 41st at last year’s meet.
Full, live meet results available here.