BOSTON, Mass.- Back-to-back defending America Each Champions, the University of New Hampshire women’s swimming and diving team placed third at the 2007 America East Championships held at Boston University Feb. 8-11. The Wildcats finished with 596 total points, behind first-place UMBC (719 points) and host school Boston University (616 points).
Junior Kary Goodman (South Windham, Maine), with three first-place finishes on the final day, propelled the Wildcats into the top three. Goodman set a pool record at Boston University and took first in the 100-fly with a time of 55.40. The relay team of Goodman, Evelyn Yuen (Princeton, N.J.), Deanna Petchonka (Ridgefield,Conn.) and Katrina Maloney (Dover, N.H.) finished first in the 200-medley with a time of 1:45.30. Goodman and freshman Mattie Fowler (Farmington, Maine) took first and second in the 200-yard fly, clocking in at 2:02.24 and 2:05.51, respectively. Goodman also took first in the 100-back, with a time of 56.51. In diving, the Wildcats' top diver of the year, Shana Dege. (Lockport, N.Y.) took third in the 1-meter finals (246.90).