DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire swimming and diving team placed first in 12-of-13 events to swim past Central Connecticut State University, 140-96, Saturday afternoon at Swasey Pool.

Deanna Petchonka (Ridgefield, Conn.), Amy Perrault (Kirkland Lake, Ont.), Kiersten Wollenzien (Holland Landing, Ont.) and Taryn Persia (Batonia, N.Y.) all scored a pair of first-place finishes to power the ‘Cats, who are now 6-0 overall, including 2-0 in the conference.

The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead when they finished first in the 200 medley. Wollenzien’s win in the 1000 freestyle in a time of 10 minutes, 32.64 seconds widened their advantage before CCSU won the 200 free – its only first place finish of the day.

The ‘Cats reeled off 10 straight first-place finishes to secure the victory. Petchonka grabbed wins in both the 50 free (24.81) and 100 fly (58.04), while Perrault finished first in both the 200 individual medley (2:09.05) and the 100 backstroke (57.49).

Persia’s 249.30 points in the 3-meter dive and 233.02 points in the 1-meter dive also earned her first-place finishes.

Wollenzien’s other victory came in the 500 freestyle, which she completed in a time of 5.14:33.

Allison Nahin (Hartland, Wisc.) scored a victory in the 100 freestyle, finishing in 55.16, while Evelyn Yuen (Princeton, N.J.) completed the 100 breast stroke in 1:07.96 to grab first place.

The Wildcats raced to victory in the 200 freestyle medley to close out the day.

The undefeated Wildcats return to action Friday, Nov. 16 when they travel to Boston for the Boston University Invitational.
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