Bendoraitis’ 1650 free time would have placed 14th at the 2022 Big Ten Championships which would have been Purdue’s best finish in the event since 2018.
Indiana junior Brendan Burns won’t swim the 100 fly/100 back double on Friday, which means he will again take on the 200 fly/200 back double on Saturday.
The hosting Golden Gophers got the ball rolling immediately, swimming a 1:28.43 to win the women’s 200 free relay.
Missouri State graduate senior Anna Miller broke her own program record in the women’s 50 freestyle in a time of 22.16 for the top seed.
On the slate tonight will be the finals of the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and 400 medley relay. Cal holds the top seeds in two events.
Jason Mathews swept the breaststrokes for OSU today, edging out Purdue’s Trent Pellini in the 100 breast, 53.19 to 53.41, in a new season-best.
Max McHugh of Minnesota stole the show with the nation’s #1 time in the 100 breast and the T-3rd-fastest 50 breast split in history on the 200 medley relay.
Purdue was set to host Illinois and Michigan State for a tri-meet this weekend, but MSU had to back out on Friday due to COVID-19 issues within the program.
Luke Fortner, a Summer Juniors qualifier in the 200 breast, has verbally committed to Purdue University for the class of 2025.
Idris Muhammad, the 2020 Georgia 1A-5A state champion in the 100 back, has made a verbal commitment to Purdue University for 2021-22.
Lance Lesage came in 2nd in the 100 back at 2019 FHSAA 3A States. He will swim for Purdue beginning in the 2021-22 school year.
He put up a 45.81 in the 100 back, dropping half a second to move to 18th. He’s ranked higher in the 200 at 12th. His 1:40.14 was a best by nearly 2 seconds.
Nick McDowell won three events and freshman Kate Beavon swept the distance freestyle events, highlighting Purdue Black & Gold Intrasquad.