Nov. 8, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. – Northwestern freshman Lacey Locke won a pair of individual events for the Wildcats – the 100 and 200 yard backstoke – but it was not enough to earn NU wins at the November Quad Friday afternoon in West Lafayette.
Host Purdue defeated NU 202-97 and Ohio State also topped the ‘Cats 211-89. Overall, the Boilermakers also defeated OSU 157-143.
Freshman Lacey Locke earned the ‘Cats first individual victory, swimming a 55.18 in the 100 yard backstroke, NU’s fastest time in the event this season.
Locke started the race fast, staying in first place after 50 yards and not giving up the lead. Her time was just 0.09 short of a “B” cut qualifying time (55.09).
The freshman from Carmel, Ind. continued swimming strong in the backstroke, also winning the 200 yard backstroke.
Locke led the 200 yard backstroke wire-to-wire. Her 2:00.02 time was a season high, finishing ahead of Purdue’s Kristy Fulcher by more than two seconds.
Purdue began the event winning the 200 yard medley relay, with a time of 1:43.91.
In the 1,000 yard freestyle, freshman Lauren Abruzzo bested her previous time, finishing second in the event swimming a 9:55.49. Abruzzo also posted a career best time of 4:55.52 in the 500 yard freestyle.
Purdue’s Rhianno Sheets won the 200 yard butterfly, but both Ellen Stello (2:03.15) and Becca Soderholm (2:04.81) recorded their best times in the event this year.
NU competed in the 400 IM for the first time this season, with Becca Soderholm taking third place swimming 4:22.86.
In the 3-meter dive, Cosima Lenz registered a season best 259.35.
NU returns to the pool traveling to the west side of Chicago to face UIC and Wyoming on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1:00 p.m.
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