The Indiana State Swimming and Diving team traveled to the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center in West Lafayette for the Purdue Invitational, to score 186 points and beat McKendree University.
University of Louisville took the title at the Invite beating out Florida International, Purdue, Pittsburgh, Grand Canyon and Illinois State.
With strong performances on day one for the Sycamores, freshman Sara Moreau broke the school record in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:55.43 Thursday night.
Following after Moreau, the 200-yard freestyle relay team clocked a time of 1:33.67 and placed fifth overall, making them the top in the Missouri Valley Conference.
Another notable performance on day one was from ISU senior Alex Malmborg, who placed thirteenth in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.56. Sophomore diver Keara Shelton scored 215.30 points in the three-meter dive placing her eleventh overall to end day one.
"This is a fast, competitive meet. Our goal is to just keep learning and get better with each session. I'm looking forward to seeing us take advantage of all the opportunities we have.” Said ISU Head Swimming and Diving Coach Josh Christensen to Sycamore athletics.
Sophomore Sycamore Anna Maria Nadiou kicked off day two with a dominating performance in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:04.20 breaking the school record. Following Nadiou was freshman Molly Fogarty, placing eighteenth overall with a time of 4:30.59 in the 400-yard individual medley.
ISU freshman Marni Gray clocked a time of 55.92 in the 100-yard butterfly.
Rounding off the day for the Sycamores was the 800-yard freestyle relay team clocking a time of 7:27.82. The team members included Sarah Moreau, Marlene Pavue Lewin, Emily Webb and Andrea Putrimas.
"We had quite a few lifetime bests and did some damage in our top five performer. Our 800 freestyle relay team did a really nice job.” said Christensen after the wraps of day two.
Starting the final day of the Invitational, Sycamore freshman Putrimas placed eighth in the 1650-yard freestyle breaking the school record in a time of 17:01.44.
Marlene Pavue Lewin had a season best in the 200-yard backstroke finished sixth overall clocking a time of 1:58.88.
Next up was junior Kerry Tepe with a season best clocking a time of 2:24.38 in the 200-yard breaststroke.
Finishing up day three of the meet, Marni Gray marked a time of 2:03.31 with a season best in the 200-yard butterfly, making her the top in the MVC currently.
"Overall, we put together a solid meet. We approached this with just a short rest period and wanted to use it to keep learning and improving.” said Christensen, “We're looking forward to getting back to work and to keep improving as we get set to be our best in February at the Conference Tournament."
The Sycamores broke school records each day at the Purdue Invite and look forward to achieving even greater accomplishments to the record books. The Sycamores will be at home Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Vigo County Aquatic Center against Eastern Illinois University for Senior night.