The 2022 Purdue Invite is in the books, seeing the Louisville Cardinals win the women’s team title in dominant fashion.
Louisville had probably their strongest showing of the night in the women’s 100 fly final, where the Cardinals had the top four finishers.
The Cardinals got out to a fast start, breaking the pool record in the women’s 200 free relay, and clearing the NCAA ‘A’ standard by a wide margin.
Baganha won both the 50 free (20.00) and 100 fly (47.64) as the Nittany Lions competed against Navy and Boston College.
Downs scored half of Purdue’s 86 points from men’s NCAAs last year, and the Boilermakers will likely move out of the top 25 following his departure.
Olympians Delaney Schnell and Hailey Hernandez are among the 16 divers who are expected to compete for the United States.
Penn’s Matt Fallon was the top domestic scorer out of the high school class of 2021, though a pair of international freshmen won individual titles.
The Buckeyes finished the competition with five male and two female divers qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships.
Purdue’s Tyler Downs won the men’s 1-meter at the Zone C Championships on Tuesday, leading a quartet of Boilermakers who have earned NCAA qualifiation.
Indiana’s Brendan Burns (above) will swim in both the 200 back and 200 fly finals on Saturday as the Hoosiers hope to hold off Ohio State.
With Ohio State leading after Thursday’s finals, athletes will compete in the 100 fly, 400 IM, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 3-meter, and 200 free relay.
Ohio State junior Amy Fulmer won the 100 freestyle (48.46) and 200 freestyle (1:46.42) in a 152.5-147.5 victory over Michigan.
Delaney Schnell and Hailey Hernandez paired up to win the women’s 3-meter synchro event, while Zachary Cooper and Max Flory came out on top in men’s platform.
U.S. divers claimed first in two events, had three second-place finishes and one third-place finish to close out the USA FINA Diving Grand Prix on Sunday.
The FINA Diving Grand Prix will return to the United States for the first time in six years this week, April 11-14, 2019, at the newly renovated Marguerite Aquatics Center in Mission Viejo, California, with 25 countries competing in this week’s events.