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BOSTON, Mass.- The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team lost to Northeastern University on Monday, 180-117. The meet was UNH's first meet in over a month. After competing in the Black Bear Invitational on December 3 and 4, the UNH squad went to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. from January 2-14 for winter training camp during semester break from school.
Senior captain Kristen Latourelle (Haverhill, Mass.) and sophomore Kristen Zeimetz (Rochester, N.H.) led the Wildcats with two first-place finishes, each. Latourelle won the 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:01.87 and later won the 200 Individual Medley (2:13.23). Zeimetz, last year's America East Swimmer of the Year, won both the 100 Breaststroke (106.18) and the 200 Breaststroke (2:23.55).
Junior Julie Denton (Fullerton, Calif.) also won an event for UNH as she earned a victory in the 200 Freestyle (1.56.60). Junior Sarah Prentiss (Pittsburgh, Pa.) narrowly missed winning two events by a fraction of a second. Prentiss's time of 24.68 in the 50 Freestyle was second to only Northeastern's Mia Seul, who finished with a time of 24.47. In the 100 Freestyle, Prentiss again trailed only Seul, whose time of 53.49 just beat Prentiss's time of 54.46.
The 400 Free Relay team of Prentiss, sophomore Carrie Woynerowski (Moutain Lakes, N.J.), junior Samantha Scroggin (Cheshire, Conn.), and Denton combined to take first plain with a time of 3:42.08.
The next meet for both the UNH women's and men's teams will be on Friday, January 21 at Boston College. The meet is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.