NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING PLACES THIRD AT BROWN INVITATIONAL

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team placed third at the Brown University Invitational which took place from December 2-4.

Of the five competing schools, Princeton University placed first with 1,174 points, followed by Brown (865), New Hampshire (585), UMass-Amherst (393.50) and Florida International University (276).

Kary Goodman (South Windham, Maine) had an eventful day as she was the top swimmer for New Hampshire with two first place finishes. She placed first ahead of 23 other swimmers in the 200-yard butterfly at 2 minutes 4.17 seconds, setting a New Hampshire school record. Goodman was first ahead of 22 swimmers in the 200-yard backstroke at 2:03.68. She finished second in the 100-fly at 56.67, also a New Hampshire school record. Deanna Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.) followed with a fifth place finish.

Goodman joined forces with Shannon Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.), Petchonka, and Ana Dowell (Phoenix, Ariz.) in the 400 medley relay, which placed third at 3:56.33. Daly also picked up a fifth place finish in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:09.67.

Goodman also led off the 800 freestyle relay that included Catherine McDonough (Denville, N.J.) and both Daly sisters. The team combined to finish for a second place finish at 7:48.93.

Brittany Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.) saw a fourth place finish in the 500 free, clocking in at 5:05.67. Daly placed fifth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.64. She also finished a close second in the grueling 1650 free, touching the wall at 17.26.78. Caitlin Hamer (Andover, Mass.) finished eighth for New Hampshire at 18:41.39.

New Hampshire had two top showings in the 100 breaststroke. Shannon Daly finished a close second at 1:06.92 while teammate Tartaglia clocked in at 1:07.61.

New Hampshire (5-1, 2-1 AE) return to the pool on January 16 to face off at Northeastern University.

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