DURHAM, N.H.Junior diver Shana Dege (Lockport, N.Y.) broke her own

Junior Shana Dege

record in the 1-meter dive as the University of New Hampshire women’s swimming and diving team won its first dual meet of the year over Siena College, 133-86, Saturday afternoon at Swasey Pool.

New Hampshire captured wins in nine of the 12 events.

Dege earned a score of 261.45 in the event.  She also won the 3-meter event with a score of 270.90.  Sophomores Rebecca Keys (Scituate, Mass.) and Taryn Persia (Batonia, N.Y.) also had good showings in the event with scores of 252.45 and 201.08, respectively.

Junior Deanna Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.) performed well in the meet.  She was first in the 50 free with a time of 25.39 seconds.  Petchonka won the 100 free, clocking in at 54.69. 

Petchonka was also part of the first place 400 medley relay team that included junior Catie McDonough (Chatham, N.J.), freshman Evelyn Yuen (Princeton, N.J.), and freshman Shawna Watterson (Frisco, Texas) with a time of 4:08.75.  UNH’s B team, which included junior Kary Goodman (South Windham, Maine), freshman Emily Sampl (Fort Collins, Colo.), senior Meghann MacCurrach (Palm Harbor, Fla.) and freshman Katie Vance (Apple Valley, Minn.) was a close second at 4:09.05.

MacCurrach was the winner in the 200 individual medley, finishing at 2:16.81, just edging out teammate, Watterson.

Goodman also claimed her own race in the 200 fly with a final time of 2:09.00, just ahead of freshman Mattie Fowler (Farmington, Maine).  Fowler later followed up with a win in the100 back, racing to a first place finish at 1:03.67.  MacCurrach (1:05.04) and sophomore Laura Fay (Eugene, Ore.) (1:06.16) closed out the top three spots.

Sophomore Liz McKinley (Amherst, N.H.) earned nine points for New Hampshire in the 200 free, winning the 200 free.  Fay finished second at 2:00.08.

UNH dominated the 1000 free with a 1-2-3 finish.  Freshman Meagan Wengrove was first to the wall at 10 minutes, 48.91 seconds, followed by senior Caitlin Hamer (Andover, Mass) at 10:59.63 and sophomore Katrina Maloney (Dover, N.H.) at 11:05.54.



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