2017 Purdue Invite | Caeleb Dressel Casually Drops 1:43 200 IM In Prelims

The 2017 Purdue Invite kicked off Thursday morning at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in West Lafayette, IN and these teams didn't hold off until finals to swim fast.

On the women's side, Purdue's Kaersten Meitz had the swim of the morning -- throwing down a 4:36.71 in the 500, only four tenths of a second off of an NCAA 'A' Cut (4:36.30).

On the men's side, Florida stole the show at the top end led by Caeleb Dressel, Jan Switkowski, and Khader Baqlah. Dressel swam an "off-event" with the 200 IM, throwing down a 1:43.98. He also popped off a 19.1 in an exhibition of the 50.

2017 Purdue Invitational

November 16-18, 2017

West Lafayette, IN

Boilermaker Aquatic Center

Short Course Yards (SCY)



Men -- Not Completed

Women -- Not Completed


Top 5 Performances (Women) -- Prelims

  1. Kaersten Meitz (Purdue), 500 Free -- 4:36.71
  2. Grace Haskett (Indiana), 50 Free -- 22.44
  3. Lilly King (Indiana), 200 IM -- 1:58.71
  4. Reka Gyorgy (Virginia Tech), 200 IM -- 1:58.91
  5. Kennedy Goss (Indiana), 500 Free -- 4:43.42

Top 5 Performances (Men) -- Prelims

  1. Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 200 IM -- 1:43.98
  2. Caeleb Dressel (Florida), 50 Free -- 19.17*
  3. Jan Switkowski (Florida), 200 IM -- 1:44.21
  4. Khader Baqlah (Florida), 500 Free -- 4:18.37
  5. Ali Khalafalla (IU), 50 Free -- 19.55


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